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February 4th Week 2015 Current Affairs
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February 4th Week 2015 Current Affairs

1) Anirban Lahiri won Indian Open title of Golf.

  • Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri won the Indian Open title at the Delhi Golf Club. To clinch the title, Lahiri defeated SSP Chowrasia on the first playoff hole.
  • Chowrasia finished as runner-up for the fourth time in the tournament.
  • Lahiri who started the final day seven strokes behind Chowrasia and five shots off defending champion Bangladesh’s Siddikur Rahman found himself tied at seven-under with Chowrasia who bogeyed the 16th hole. Pars followed for both players and the tie at seven-under 277 led to a playoff.
  • Earlier on Lahiri had won Malasian Open title.

2) Ranchi Rays wins Champions of Hero Hockey India League 2015.

  • Ranchi Rays won the third edition of champions of Hero Hockey India League (HHIL).
  • In the final match they defeated Jaypee Punjab Warriors by score 3-2 in the penalty shootout after 2-2 tie in the regular time match.
  • With this Jaypee Punjab Warriors took second position followed by Delhi Wave riders in third position.
  • Awards from the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) 2015
  • Hero Goal of the Day: Barry Middleton of Ranchi Rays.
  • Man-of the- Match: Tyler Lovell of Ranchi Rays.
  • Hero Most Valuable Player of the tournament: Ashley Jackson of Ranchi Rays.
  • Dhruv Batra Motivator of the Tournament: P.R. Sreejesh.
  • Ponty Chandha Trophy for Upcoming Player of the Tournament: Harmanpreet Singh of Uttar Pradesh Wizards.
  • Aritel Award for Most Goals in the Tournament: Jaypee Punjab Warriors.
About Hockey India League:
  1. Hockey India League is organized by Hockey India.
  2. Number of teams is five which are franchisee based.
  3. Teams have players from India and around the world.
  4. The event is sanctioned by International Hockey Federation(FIH)
3) Chris Gayle becomes first batsman to hit double century in World Cup history.
  • West Indies opener batsman Chris Gayle created history by becoming the first batsman to score a double century in the World Cup.
  • He made this record by scoring 215 runs off just 147 balls in a Pool - B match against Zimbabwe held at Manuka Oval stadium in Canberra, Australia.
  • Gayle’s record score comprised of 10 fours and 16 sixes that helped West Indies score 372 runs during the match.
  • His fastest double century in One-Day International (ODIs) also broke the previous record which was held by Indian batsman Virendra Sehwag.
  • In December 2011, Sehwag had scored a double century in 140 balls in a match against West Indies held at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore.
  • With this record, Gayle also became the first non-Indian to score a double century in one day cricket.
  • Indian cricketers to hit double century in ODI’s are.
  • Sachin Tendulkar: First cricketer to reach double century landmark. He made 200 runs against South Africa in 2010.
  • Virendra Sehwag: Second cricketer who scored 219 against West Indies.
  • Rohit Sharma: Third cricketer to score 209 runs against Australia in 2013. In November 2014, he broke his previous record and became highest ODI scorer with 264 runs in match against Sri Lanka. He is only cricketer to hit 2 double centuries in ODIs.

4) AB De Villiers hits fastest 150 in ODI history.

  • South African cricketer AB De Villiers has hit the fastest 50 in one-day internationals (ODI’s).
  • He achieved this feat in 64 balls in World Cup Pool - B match against West Indies held at Sydney and also broke the previous record of Australia’s Shane Watson by 19 balls.
  • AB De Villiers in the innings scored 162 runs from 66 balls and it comprised of 8 sixes and 17 fours. South Africa scored 408 runs which is the second-highest total in World Cup history.
  • Fastest 150s in ODIs
AB De Villiers (South Africa):
  1. Scored in 64 balls against West Indies in 2015.
  2. Shane Watson (Australia): Scored in 83 balls against Bangladesh in 2013.
  3. Luke Ronchi (New Zealand): Scored in 92 balls against Sri Lanka in 2015.
  4. Sanath Jayasurya (Sri Lanka): Scored in 95 balls against England in 2006.
  5. Ricky Ponting (Australia): Scored in 99 balls against South Africa in 2006.
5) Martin David Crowe inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
  • The Player of the ICC Cricket World Cup 1992 Crowe became the third New Zealander after Richard Hadlee and Debbie Hockley to be included in the Hall of Fame. Overall, he is the 79th cricketer to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
About Martin Crowe:
  1. Crowe made his international debut against Australia in Wellington in February 1982.
  2. He retired from the game in 1996 after playing 77 tests.
  3. In his test career, he made 5444 runs at an average of 45.36 that included, 17 centuries.
  4. He played 143 One-Day International (ODIs) and with four hundreds and 34 half-centuries, he scored 4704 runs at an average of 38.55.
  5. He played in three ICC Cricket World Cups, and led New Zealand to the semi-final of the World Cup 1992.
  6. He captained cricket team of New Zealand in 16 tests and 44 ODIs.



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