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Quiz about Great Cricket Grounds
Quiz about Great Cricket Grounds

Great Cricket Grounds Trivia Quiz


Cricket is not just about the 22 players playing the game but also about where they are playing it. Let us see some fun trivia about some of the great cricket venues in the world.

A multiple-choice quiz by genius238. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
genius238
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
403,954
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
167
Last 3 plays: Guest 49 (5/10), Guest 86 (8/10), Guest 103 (1/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which cricket stadium was the first to host a final of the T20 World Cup and also the first ground where a 400+ total was successfully chased down in a One Day International game? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which ground hosted the final of the first World Cup to be played outside England and also hosted the first day-night Test match in India? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which famous ground hosted the 1956 Olympic Games and the 2006 Commonwealth Games in addition to hosting multiple Cricket World Cup finals and also hosts the famous Boxing Day Test matches every year? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which ground hosted the first international test match to be played in the Caribbean and also hosted the final of the 2007 Cricket World Cup? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which ground hosted the inaugural match of the 2011 World Cup and is also where Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar scored his 100th and final international century? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which ground was the venue for the second Test match ever to be played in England and has also seen Shane Warne's "ball of the century" and Jim Laker's 19 wickets in a single test match? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This beautiful cricket ground was destroyed by the Indian Ocean Tsunami in December 2004 and had to be reconstructed. It lies on the coastline right next to a fort built by European colonialists. Which ground is this? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which stadium hosted South Africa's first home test match in 1992 post their readmission to international cricket and is also where the last timeless test was played in 1939? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which very famous ground apart from being the birthplace of the Ashes is where England played one of its first international football matches and where multiple FA Cup finals were played in the 19th century? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Let us end the quiz, with a question about the "Home of Cricket" - Lord's. How many times has the location of the ground been changed before moving to the current site which has hosted more than 100 Test matches? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which cricket stadium was the first to host a final of the T20 World Cup and also the first ground where a 400+ total was successfully chased down in a One Day International game?

Answer: Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa

The first T20 World Cup was held in 2007 in South Africa with Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban being the host cities. India beat Pakistan in a thrilling final at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg to lift the inaugural tournament.

400 runs in a One Day International game was breached not once, but twice in the same game between Australia and South Africa on 12 March 2006. Australia scored 434/4 in the first innings with a majestic 164 scored by Aussie captain Ricky Ponting. South Africa (438/9) chased the total down with one ball to spare with Herschelle Gibbs scoring a mammoth 175 runs. This was the last match in the series which the home team won 3-2.
2. Which ground hosted the final of the first World Cup to be played outside England and also hosted the first day-night Test match in India?

Answer: Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India

The first Cricket World Cup to be held outside England was hosted by India and Pakistan in 1987. The Eden Gardens in Kolkata hosted a closely fought final between Australia and England with Australia winning by 7 runs to win their first World Cup.

The first day-night Test match in India was played between the hosts and Bangladesh from 22-24 November 2019. India won by and innings and 46 runs.
3. Which famous ground hosted the 1956 Olympic Games and the 2006 Commonwealth Games in addition to hosting multiple Cricket World Cup finals and also hosts the famous Boxing Day Test matches every year?

Answer: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia

The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) was the main stadium used for the 1956 Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. It is one of the biggest stadiums in the world and hosts Boxing Day Test matches every year from 26-30 December.

The MCG hosted the Cricket World Cup final for the first time on 25 March 1992 where Pakistan defeated England by 22 runs to lift their first World Cup. Australia defeated co-hosts New Zealand in the 2015 final when the stadium hosted the final for a second time.

The MCG also played host to both the first ever Test match in 1877 and the first ever One Day International match in 1971.
4. Which ground hosted the first international test match to be played in the Caribbean and also hosted the final of the 2007 Cricket World Cup?

Answer: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

The Kensington Oval was established in 1871. The first test match to be played here was in 1930 between the West Indies and England.

The stadium hosted the 2007 Cricket World Cup Final between Australia and Sri Lanka where Australia won the trophy for a third successive time and fourth time overall. It also hosted the final of the T20 World Cup in 2010 when England beat Australia in the final to win their first ICC tournament.
5. Which ground hosted the inaugural match of the 2011 World Cup and is also where Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar scored his 100th and final international century?

Answer: Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh

The 2011 Cricket World Cup was jointly hosted by India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The inaugural match was played between co-hosts India and Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.

Sachin Tendulkar, considered to be the greatest batsman to ever play the game scored 100 international centuries (51 in Test matches and 49 in One Day Internationals) during his career. He scored his 100th and last century on 16 March 2012 against Bangladesh in a One Day International game at the venue.
6. Which ground was the venue for the second Test match ever to be played in England and has also seen Shane Warne's "ball of the century" and Jim Laker's 19 wickets in a single test match?

Answer: Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester, England

Old Trafford Cricket Ground was established in 1857 - 20 years before the first ever international match. The stadium has seen many historic moments. The first Ashes Test match to be played in England was played here in 1884. Jim Laker took all wickets in an innings here in 1956 and ended up picking 19 off the available 20 wickets in the match. Sachin Tendulkar scored the first of his 51 test centuries here in 1992 as well.

The cricket ground is a few-minutes walk away from Old Trafford Football Ground which is the home of Manchester United Football Club.
7. This beautiful cricket ground was destroyed by the Indian Ocean Tsunami in December 2004 and had to be reconstructed. It lies on the coastline right next to a fort built by European colonialists. Which ground is this?

Answer: Galle International Stadium, Galle, Sri Lanka

Galle International Stadium in Galle, Sri Lanka is one of the most picturesque stadiums in the world fringed by the Indian Ocean and the Galle Fort. The Galle Fort was built by the Portuguese and then further fortified by the Dutch.
8. Which stadium hosted South Africa's first home test match in 1992 post their readmission to international cricket and is also where the last timeless test was played in 1939?

Answer: Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban, South Africa

South Africa played their first home series post readmission to international cricket in November 1992 when India visited for four test matches which were played in Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Kingsmead, Durban hosted the historic first test match of the series which ended in a draw.

A timeless test is a test match played with no time limit and the game ends when either one team wins or it is a tie. Several timeless test matches were played in the early part of the nineteenth century. The last timeless test match played was in 1939 between England and South Africa. Chasing 696 for a win in the final innings, the match had to be called off on day 12 with England at 654/5 because England would have missed their ship back home if the game continued. This game is the longest ever test match on record.

Kingsmead, Durban is also where India's Yuvraj Singh smashed all six balls of Englishman Stuart Broad's over for a six to score a maximum possible 36 runs in an over in a T20 World Cup game in 2007.
9. Which very famous ground apart from being the birthplace of the Ashes is where England played one of its first international football matches and where multiple FA Cup finals were played in the 19th century?

Answer: The Oval, London, England

The Oval in London is home to Surrey County Cricket Club and was the first venue in England to host an international Test match in 1880. The legend of the Ashes was born after Australia beat England in the only game of the series held here in 1880 when England were beaten and an obituary for English cricket was printed in a news paper.

The Oval has hosted the first ever FA Cup final in 1872 and hosted finals of subsequent editions of the tournament from 1874 to 1892. The Oval has also occasionally hosted football games for the England team including their first recognized international football match in 1873.
10. Let us end the quiz, with a question about the "Home of Cricket" - Lord's. How many times has the location of the ground been changed before moving to the current site which has hosted more than 100 Test matches?

Answer: Twice

Thomas Lord, the founder of Lord's Cricket Ground, established the Lord's Old Ground where Dorset Square exists in London today in the year 1787. The ground was moved to Lord's Middle Ground in 1811 and then moved to the current site in 1814. Lord's is the home of the England Cricket Board, Middlesex County Cricket Club and is widely referred to as the "Home of Cricket".
Source: Author genius238

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