1st Semi Final match of Cricket world cup 2015 was played between New Zealand and South Africa on 24 March 2015. The match was won by New Zealand. What is important about this wining?: New Zealand 1st time in history reaches to Final of Cricket world cup
Explanation: New Zealand beat South Africa by 4 wickets in most intense semi final match played on 24 March 2015 played at Auckland. South Africa batted 1st and post 281 in 43 over’s due rain hit. After this the target for the Kiwis, via the Duckworth-Lewis method, was revised to 298 in 43 overs. Grant Elliott, hold the nerve till last ball and scored an unbeaten 84 with hit a six to take his team into the final in the last ball of the match. He was adjudged man of the match. The second semi-final between defending champions India and Australia will be played on 26 March 2015 at Sydney.
Who became the highest run scorer in an ICC World Cup match by scoring an unbeaten 237 runs on 21 March 2015?: Martin Guptill (New Zealand)
Explanation: With the not out double century, He broke the record made by West Indian Chris Gayle (215) against Zimbabwe on 24 February 2015. Martin Guptill scored 237 not out against the West Indies at Wellington in the 4th quarter-final of the ICC World Cup 2015 to make highest runs in a World Cup 2015 which help in easily defeat to West Indies in this match to make it to the World Cup semi-finals to meet South Africa. This knock by Guptill is the second-highest in all one-day internationals after Rohit Sharma’s 264.
On 19 March 2015, Indian Cricket team beat Bangladesh by 109 Runs in the quarter final match of world cup 2015 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia. Thus with this win, Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has achieved the milestone of how many winning in One Day - 50 overs format of Game?: 100th Win
Explanation: After Winning the toss, India elected to bat and post total 303 run to chase. Bangladesh, appearing in their first World Cup quarter-final were all out at 193. Dhoni with the win over Bangladesh on 19 March 2015, has now completed his 100th win in ODI, which is highest by any Indian Captain. Along with this, in world cup 2015 India till now bowled out each team against they had played i.e the bowlers were able to fetch 70 wickets from 7 matches.
On 18 March 2015 Srilanka Played 1st quarter final world cup cricket 2015 match against the South Africa and lost by 9 Wickets. After this defeat, which 2 SriLankan players has announced their retirement from ODI (50 over) format of game?: Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene
Explanation: Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene were schoolboy rivals before making their international debuts, together they have played in World Cup finals and claimed a World T20 title together. Both have captained Sri Lanka and have batted 293 times together in international cricket for a total of 13,368 runs, more than any other due in cricketing history. Mahela Jayawardene has retired from both 50 over and 5 day format of game though Sangakkara will still continue with 5 day game format. Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene both have captioned the Srilankan team and duo had made the partnership bigger than Sachin Tendulkar and Saurav Ganguly.
Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on 15 March 2015 won the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Championship. Where is this Championship was held?: Basel, Switzerland
Explanation: World No. 4 Srikanth won the USD 120,000 Swiss Open after defeating defending champion Viktor Alexson of Denmark, ranked sixth in the world, 21-15 12-21 21-14 in a thrilling 47-minute summit clash. Thus became 1st Indian player to won this title and sets a new benchmark of success for Badminton players
On 15 March 2015, Who won the Australian Grand Prix – first Formula 1 (F1) Grand Prix?: Lewis Hamilton (Britain)
Explanation: He was earlier associated with the Red Bull team, Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes has continued his dominance by winning the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park racing arena at Melbourne on 15 March 2015. He was followed by his German teammate Nico Rosberg. Former F1 champion Sebastian Vettel (Germany) was third on his Ferrari debut.
Which all team are qualified for the quater final match in cricket world cup 2014 and which team palying against whom after the after the culmination of the league matches on 15 March 2015?: South Africa Vs. Sri Lanka, India Vs. Bangladesh, Australia Vs. Pakistan and New Zealand Vs. West Indies
Explanation: West Indies defeated the UAE and Pakistan defeated the Ireland in their last Group league matches thus make it to the quarters. Game schedule are as follows:
1st Quarterfinal – 18 March 2015: South Africa Vs. Sri Lanka (Sydney Cricket Ground)
2nd Quarterfinal – 19 March 2015: India Vs. Bangladesh (Melbourne Cricket Ground)
3rd Quarterfinal – 20 March 2015: Australia Vs. Pakistan (Adelaide Oval)
4th Quarterfinal – 21 March 2015: New Zealand Vs. West Indies (Wellington Regional Stadium)
Football's world governing body Fifa on 12 March 2015 announced that Zimbabwe have been expelled from 2018 World Cup qualifying. What is the reason for the expulsion?: For failing to pay former coach Jose Claudinei Georgini
Explanation: Zifa is in dire financial trouble, with debts of more than US$4m (£2.7m) thus Zimbabwe's Football Association (Zifa) failed to make the payments despite a grace period however the authority had said that they will make appealing against the ruling as Zimbabwe, who have never qualified for a World Cup, have to act quickly because the draw for the African zone qualifiers for the tournament in Russia will take place in July, with matches set to kick off in October.
On 11 March 2015 during ongoing Cricket World cup 2015, who became the first-ever batsman to score four consecutive centuries in the history of ICC World?: Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka Player)
Explanation: Kumar Sangakkara made this record against Scotland in Hobart on 11 March 2015. Teh Four centuries he made was against the countries: Bangladesh (26 Feb 2015), an unbeaten 117 in the game with England (1 March 2015) followed by 104 against Australia (8 March 2015) thus became the the first-ever player to score 100 in 4 consecutive matches in world cup and so in ODI cricket history. He surpassed six players: Zaheer Abbas and Saeed Anwar of Pakistan, the South African trio of Herschelle Gibbs, AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock, and Ross Taylor of New Zealand, who all had scored three ODI centuries in a row.
1. Who won the Women’s singles title at the All-England Championships for badminton on 9 March 2015?: Carolina Marin
Explanation: Saina Nehwal World No. 3 Indian lost the match by 21-16 14-21 7-21 against the Spain’s Carolina Marin from whom she had never lost her match since 2007. Shehad never lost to Carolina and looked on course for an encore before the World No. 6 Spaniard scripted a remarkable comeback in the second game to put paid to the Indian’s hopes at the Barclaycard Arena.