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Quiz about South African Cricket
Quiz about South African Cricket

The Ultimate South African Cricket Quiz | Cricket


A tribute to the greatest game in connection with South Africa in the modern era (1991 onwards).

A multiple-choice quiz by jonty129. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
jonty129
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
244,323
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
1204
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 78 (3/10), Guest 103 (6/10), Guest 102 (5/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which South African cricketer's first two names is Jonathan Neil? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What is the nickname of the South African cricket team? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which disgraced South African capatain died in a plane crash on 1 June 2002 close to George?

Answer: (Two words or just surname)
Question 4 of 10
4. Which South African all-rounder became the first cricketer to score 8000 runs and take 200 wickets in both Tests and ODIs? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The 12 March 2006 was a new entry to famous days in cricket, especially for South Africa. What happened on this day? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which South African cricketer is more commonly known as Zulu?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname )
Question 7 of 10
7. Which provincial cricket team plays most of its games at SuperSport Park? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Who became the first South African bowler to take 10 wickets at Lord's Cricket Ground in London? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Graeme Smith became the youngest person ever to captain the South African cricket team?


Question 10 of 10
10. In 1999 South Africa played Australia in the semi-final of the 1999 World Cup in England. Who where the final two batsmen at the crease? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which South African cricketer's first two names is Jonathan Neil?

Answer: Jonty Rhodes

Jonty Rhodes' full name is Jonathan Neil Rhodes. He was born in 1969 and played for South Africa (1992-2003) in 52 Tests and 245 ODIs. He is one of the greatest fielders of all times, well known for the many dive catches he made at point for South Africa and Natal (the province he played for. Jonty was also handy with the bat: 2532 runs at an average of 35 in Tests and 5935 runs in ODIs at an average of 35.11.

A real legend.
2. What is the nickname of the South African cricket team?

Answer: Proteas

Soon after readmission to international cricket, Dr Ali Bacher, an administrator of the United Cricket Board of South Africa, decided the cricket team needed a change of images and wanted the team's name to be changed from the springboks to the Proteas.
3. Which disgraced South African capatain died in a plane crash on 1 June 2002 close to George?

Answer: Hansie Cronje

Hansie Cronje played 68 Tests and 188 ODIs for South Africa. Hansie was known as an excellent tactician and is considered as one of the best South African captains ever. Sadly in 2000, Hansie was involved in the largest match fixing scandal in the history of the game.

He accepted money from bookmakers, mainly in India, to influence the results of cricket games, by throwing the game or using unorthodox tactics. After a fairly long trial at the King Commission, Hansie was banned for life form playing professional cricket. On the 1 June 2002 Hansie missed a flight from Bloemfontein to George.

Instead of waiting for another flight, Hansie boarded a cargo flight. The plane crashed in the mountains close to George.
4. Which South African all-rounder became the first cricketer to score 8000 runs and take 200 wickets in both Tests and ODIs?

Answer: Jaques Kallis

In September this year, Jacques Kallis became the first cricketer ever to achieve this landmark. He has played 102 Tests with a batting average of 55.78 and a bowling average of 31.71 and 231 ODIs with a batting and bowling average of 43.92 and 32.33 respectively, it is quite clear why Kallis is considered one of the best all-rounders to play/have played for South Africa.

He is solid in defence and plays beautiful textbook shots. He has had less success as a bowler, but can still swing a ball like the best.

He's the complete player and only the third player in SA history to average at 50 runs or more a test match.
5. The 12 March 2006 was a new entry to famous days in cricket, especially for South Africa. What happened on this day?

Answer: Highest scoring One-Day Game

This day was one of the greatest days in ODI cricket. The series between Australia and South Africa was tied 2-2 after Australia had won the last two matches before this game, to make the game on that day the deciding game. Australia opened the batting and blew the South African bowling to shreds. Australian captain Ricky Pointing made 164 of just 105 balls to steer the Aussies, with the help of other quick fire innings to a massive total of 434, the highest ODI score at the time. South Africa had their backs to the wall and their only option was to come out blazing. Graeme Smith set the pace of the match by scoring 92 from just 60 odd balls. Enter Herschelle Gibbs.

He played a magnificent innings, outscoring Pointing by scoring massive individual total of 175 of just 111 balls.

The end was tight. South Africa needed 9 to win off the last over. Boucher finished proceedings with a glorious four over midwicket. South Africa won the game by one wicket. South Africa ended with a score of 438/9.

The 434 and 438 totalled to 876 runs, making this match the highest scoring one-day international in history.
6. Which South African cricketer is more commonly known as Zulu?

Answer: Lance Klusener

Lance Klusener is know as Zulu due to the fact that he can speak Zulu fluently. Klusener will always be remembered as the player who saved South Africa many times from obvious defeat. This was most obvious during the 1999 World Cup when he saved the game for South Africa on numerous occasions.

He is a fiery all-rounder, who bowl good off-breaks and can hit a ball out of a stadium. He has played 49 Tests and 171 ODIs for South Africa.
7. Which provincial cricket team plays most of its games at SuperSport Park?

Answer: The Titans

The Titans cricket team, formerly known as Northern Transvaal plays most of its games at this 17000 capacity stadium. It is situated about 10km south of Pretoria and as been host to many great games, provincially and internationally. It is well known throughout the cricketing world for its grass embankments, which make up most of the stadium.
8. Who became the first South African bowler to take 10 wickets at Lord's Cricket Ground in London?

Answer: Makhaya Ntini

Mahakaya Ntini took ten wickets during a test at Lord's Cricket Ground during South Africa's tour to England in 2003, kissing the ground after achieving this magnificent feat. Ntini has played 66 Test with 274 wickets and 129 ODIs with 216 wickets to his name. He was one of the first black South African players to represent South Africa in cricket.
9. Graeme Smith became the youngest person ever to captain the South African cricket team?

Answer: True

At the age of 22, Smith took over the captaincy from Shaun Pollock after a dismal performance in the 2003 Cricket World Cup, where South Africa failed to get passed the group stages. Since then Smith has brought a refreshing change to South African cricket.

He has a solid tactical mind, even though he tends to be too defensive. His selection to captaincy has not influenced his batting greatly. He still manages to perform very well with the bat. He is a natural left-handed batsman and part-time spinner.

He has played 47 Test and 95 ODIs for South Africa.
10. In 1999 South Africa played Australia in the semi-final of the 1999 World Cup in England. Who where the final two batsmen at the crease?

Answer: Lance Klusener and Alan Donald

A game most South Africans hate to think about. Australia where cruising for victory during South Africas innings, after Australia had set a target score of 214, when an inspired Lance Klusener took the game to the Aussies. He started to hit the Australian bowlers around the park.

The game started to even out, with no team really on top of the game. Come the final over. Klusener gets a few runs and with 3 balls to go South Africa just needs one single run to win the game, as a tie would see Australia through to the final, due to the standings after the Super Six rounds. Lance played the ball past the bowler and started to walk forward. Donald interpreted this as a signal to run and started to dart down the end, yet Klusener had shouted no to the run, with Donald half way down the field and the Aussies with the ball in their possession the obvious happened, Donald was run out (the score on 213/9) and Australia was through to the final. I was a young boy at the time and was heart broken for days. Australia went on to beat Pakistan in the final. South Africa went home empty handed.
Source: Author jonty129

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