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First In One Day International ( ODI ) Cricket - Quiz on ODI Cricket History

First in One Day International (ODI) cricket

Which was the First One Day International (ODI) in cricket history?
The first ODI was played on January 5th of 1971 between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.It was a 40 over game and each over consisted of 8 balls.Australia won the game by 5 wickets.



Another interesting fact is The first One-Day International match was played on the fifth day of a rain-aborted Test match to fill the time available and as compensation for the frustrated crowd.


Who were the captains of world's first international test cricket match?
Australia : William Morris Lawry ( Bill Lawry)
England : Kenneth Shuttleworth ( Ken Shuttleworth )


Who won the first ODI cricket match?
Australia; Australia(191) beat England (190) by 5 wickets with 42 balls remaining.

Who was the "Man of the match" in First ODI cricket?
Player of the match - John Hugh Edrich (England)

Which is the first ever catch by a wicket-keeper in ODI cricket?
Michael Colin Cowdrey of England was caught by Rod Marsh, wicket keeper of Australia in a delivery from Keith Stackpole( Jan 5, 1971 at MCG Melnourne).

Who bowled the first ball in ODI cricket?
Graham Douglas McKenzie ( Australia ) bowled the first ball to England's Geoffrey Boycott.

Which is the first ever stumping by a wicket-keeper in ODI cricket?
Basil Lewis D'Oliveira of England was runout when Rod Marsh, wicket keeper of Australia stumpmed him receiving a throw from Ian Chappell.

Who scored the first ODI cricket match run?
Geoffrey Boycott of England scored the first run of ODI cricket history in a ball from Graham Douglas McKenzie ( Australia ).

Who scored the first century in ODI?
Denis Amiss of England scored 103 vs Australia in 1972.

Who took the first ODI cricket wicket?
Alan Lloyd Thomson of Australia took the the first wicket in ODI. He picked Geoffrey Boycott's (England) wicket.

Who took the first catch in the history of ODI cricket?
William Morris Lawry ( AUS ) took the catch of Geoffrey Boycott (England)

Which player was the first to be run-out in ODI cricket ?
Basil Lewis D'Oliveira of England was runout when Rod Marsh, wicket keeper of Australia stumpmed him receiving a throw from Ian Chappell.

Which bowler took the first 5 wicket haul in history of ODI cricket?
Dennis Keith Lillee of Australia took 5 wickets  against Pakistan in  7 June 1975 (60-over match)  Played at Headingley, Leeds


In which year was the first World cup cricket match played?
1975, England hosted the first World cup cricket championship and the tournament started on 7 June.

Which was the first World cup cricket winning team?
West Indies. WI won the 1975 World cup final against Australia by 17 runs. The match was played at Lord's, London, England.


Which was the first international cricket match?
The first international cricket match was played between Canada and the United States, on 24 and 25 September 1844. Do not confuse this with first ODI.


Which was the First Test match in cricket history?
First cricket Test match was played between Australia and England in 1877 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), where Australia won by 45 runs.
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