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World Cup Pool Matches [1]

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Fun Trivia : Quizzes : 2003 ICC World Cup
World Cup Pool Matches 1 game quiz
"The I.C.C. Cricket World Cup started in South Africa on 9 February 2003. How closely have you followed the results? This quiz covers Pool Matches 1 to 5."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. The first match was between the hosts, South Africa and the West Indies, at Newlands, Cape Town. Who was the first batsman dismissed in the match, and in fact, the whole tournament?
    Chris Gayle
    Wavell Hinds
    Herschelle Gibbs
    Gary Kirsten


2. Who scored a brilliant century in the first match of the World Cup?
    Answer: (Surname Only (4 letters))


3. What was the result of the first match of the World Cup?
    West Indies won by three wickets
    West Indies won by three runs
    South Africa won by three runs
    South Africa won by three wickets


4. The second pool game of the World Cup, was between Zimbabwe and Namibia in Harare. Who top scored for Zimbabwe?
    Andy Flower
    Mark Vermeulen
    Grant Flower
    Craig Wishart


5. Namibia's innings was curtailed by rain. What was the target they were required to achieve, from 25.1 overs to win?
    181
    161
    191
    171


6. Goodyear Park, Bloemfontein, was the venue for match 3, New Zealand versus Sri Lanka. Two batsmen scored centuries in this match. Who were they?
    Sanath Jayasuriya and Chris Cairns
    Sanath Jayasuriya and Scott Styris
    Hasan Tillakaratne and Scott Styris
    Hasan Tillakaratne and Chris Cairns


7. Two bowlers each took three wickets in the Sri Lanka-New Zealand match. Who were they?
    Nathan Astle and Muttiah Muralitharan
    Nathan Astle and Russel Arnold
    Shane Bond and Muttiah Muralitharan
    Shane Bond and Russel Arnold


8. Sri Lanka won the match, when New Zealand were dismissed in the 46th over. What was their winning margin?
    37 runs
    17 runs
    27 runs
    47 runs


9. The Australia-Pakistan match at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg was a fascinating game of cricket. Pakistan won the toss and put Australia in. Who was mainly responsible for rescuing Australia from 3/52 and 4/86?
    Ricky Ponting
    Andrew Symonds
    Damien Martyn
    Jimmy Maher


10. What was Australia's total at the end of 50 overs?
    7/301
    8/310
    9/313
    320 all out off the last ball


11. When Pakistan batted, which Australian bowler took a wicket with his very first ball?
    Ian Harvey
    Jason Gillespie
    Brad Hogg
    Shane Warne


12. What was Pakistan's final total?
    208
    228
    248
    268


13. What was Australia's winning margin over Pakistan?
    52 runs
    82 runs
    62 runs
    72 runs


14. In the fifth pool match, Bangladesh played Canada at Kingsmead, Durban. Canada batted first making 180. Their top scorer, Ian Billcliff, who scored 42, was born in Canada, but where did he learn how to play cricket?
    Australia
    New Zealand
    England
    South Africa


15. Who won the fifth game, Bangladesh or Canada?
    Answer: (You have a 50% chance!)


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