Sunday, 3 April 2011

QR – Cure – Quizzing Realms – 311

No questions today, because everything was answered last night. And this photo best describes the moment. The God with one of his most ardent devotees, share the ultimate prize in cricket.

sudhir gautam and sachin

So instead, Here’s some trivia about the WC final that took place, making us the winners once again.

  1. This is not the first time that a host has one the World Cup. Sri Lanka did it in 1996.
  2. This was, however, the first ever WC final where both captains were wicket-keepers.
  3. This was also the first ever All-Asian WC final.
  4. In fact, this was probably the first WC final that featured two teams from the same continent!
  5. To the best of my knowledge, this was the first time that a WC was won by hitting a six.

Add to them through your replies, and together we’ll build a veritable treasure trove of information about the final!

Happy trivia-hunting, and have a nice life, folks!

Two concrete additions:

6. This was the first time that a person scoring a 100 in the final ended up on the losing side. This, however, does NOT mean that a hundred has been scored in all the final matches of a cricket world cup.

7. India becomes the first team to win World Cups of limited overs in all three formats: 60 overs, 50 overs and 20 overs!


  1. this is the first time in WC final history that no one scored a century from the winning team

  2. 1)first time that a ton in the final went without victory.
    2)first mahela ton that went without a victory.
    3)india first to all, 60,50 and 20 over world cups.

  3. this is the first time a player scoring a century in wc final ended up in the losing side i.e., dpmd jayawardane scoring 103* for sl but losing the game....

  4. Another interesting piece of trivia. The number of runs scored in this world cup (21,333) is the exactly the same as the 2007 world cup!


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