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28. Sports (contd)




110. Name the youngest Indian girl to play chess in the world cup?
Dronavali Harika, 11 years 9 months, in 2002 at Hyderabad.

111. Who was the first Indian to play cricket for M.C.C.?
Ranjeet SinghJi in 1895, Scored unbeaten 77 and 150 besides taking 6 wickets.

112. When was first cricket match played in India?
The earliest record of cricket in india goes back to 1721 when English merchants played a game at Cambay

113. Name the first cricket club in India?
Orient club, formed by Parsis in 1848.

114. When was first cricket tournament held in India?
In 1892, between Parsees and Europeans in Bombay

115. When did first overseas team visit and played cricket match in India? From Dec. 22, 1892 to Jan. 28, 1893 four matches were played.

116. When MCC team toured India for the first time to play cricket?
1926-27, captain—Aurthor Gilligan, 26 matches were played

117. When did all Indian team tour England for the first time?
In 1911 led by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala. Played 14 first class matches.

118. In which year India played a cricket test match against England in India? Dec. 15 to 18, 1933 at gymkhana ground, Bombay, C.K. Nayadu and Douglas Jardine were the captains.

119. In which year India won a cricket test series for the first time? In 1952, against Pakistan by 2-1

120. In which year India won a cricket test series abroad for the first time?
In 1968, against New Zealand, by 3-1

121. Who was the oldest Indian cricketer to score a century?
Vijay Merchant,who was 40 years 25 days, in 1951-52 at Delhi against England.

122. Mention the match in which Indians had the greatest gap in runs in the two innings in the same match?
India scored 171 in 1st innings and 657 for 8 declared in second innining against Australia at Kolkata in 2000-01.


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