2012 Review

Think you followed cricket closely in 2012? Steven Lynch brings you 20 questions to test your memory of the events that made the cricket pages this year - from triple-hundreds to big-hitting No. 10s and 11s

1.Who scored a triple-century in the New Year Test in Sydney in January 2012?
2.Australia beat India 4-0, despite which specialist batsman scoring only 17 runs in his six innings in the series?
3.Where did Ricky Ponting score 221, his 41st (and as it turned out, last) Test century?
4.Who took 24 wickets in Pakistan's three-match series against England in the UAE at the start of the year?
5.Who scored 151 as England ended a run of four successive Test defeats by beating Sri Lanka in Colombo in April?
6.Who was the leading wicket-taker in the 2012 IPL?
7.Who scored his first Test century, from No. 8 in the order, at Trent Bridge in May?
8.At Edgbaston in June, Tino Best made what score, a record for a No. 11 in any Test match?
9.Who was stranded on 199 not out in a Test in June?
10.Who is the trophy for England-South Africa Test series named after?
11.When South Africa made 637 for 2 at The Oval, which batsman was out for a duck?
12.After Kevin Pietersen was dropped for the final Test against South Africa, who replaced him and scored 95 and 54 at Lord's?
13.Which team was relegated in the English County Championship, the year after winning the title?
14.Who hit the only century in the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in September?
15.Whose figures of 6 for 8 during the World Twenty20 set a new record for any T20 international?
16.Who was Man of the Match in his country's first four matches at the World Twenty20, and ended up as the Player of the Tournament?
17.Who scored 113 from No. 10 on his Test debut in November - and later took 0 for 113 when he bowled?
18.Who made a century in only his second innings, in Adelaide in December, and during the next match briefly lifted his Test batting average to 293.00?
19.Who scored the first century of the current India-England Test series?
20.In the third Test, in Kolkata, Alastair Cook was run out for the first time in his entire first-class career (311 previous innings), by whose direct hit from square leg?


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