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Kyle Mills of New Zealand retired from all forms of International Cricket

Published on: 01-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

In October 2009, he reached his at number 1 position of first on the International Cricket Council's one-day international bowler’s rankings after taking nine wickets in New Zealand’s series against Australia.

Daniel Vettori retired from all forms of International Cricket

Published on: 31-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Daniel Vettori is the eighth player in Test history to take 300 wickets and score 3000 runs. He is the youngest player to represent New Zealand in Test cricket, having made his debut in 1996–97 at the age of 18.

Hockey India conferred inaugural Hockey India Annual Awards

Published on: 30-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The awards of over 2.80 Crore rupees were presented in a ceremony at New Delhi in the presence of Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Sarbananda Sonowal.

Michael Clarke retired from ODI cricket

Published on: 30-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Clarke, nicknamed Pup, played his debut ODI match on 19 January 2003 against England at Adelaide; while, he played his debut ODI match on 6 October 2004 against India at Bangalore.

Australia defeated New Zealand to win ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Published on: 30-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

James Faulkner was declared as the man of the match, while, Mitchell Starc was declared as man of the series. Grant Elliott became only the fifth man to register a half-century in the semi-final and final of the same World Cup.

Saina, Srikant won India Open Super Series Badminton Women's & Men's Singles titles

Published on: 30-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

In the title clash, Saina defeated Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand 21-16, 21-14. Srikanth defeated Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 18-21, 21-13, 21-12.

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won the women doubles title of BNP Paribas Tennis Open

Published on: 23-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis, the Indo-Swiss women pair of Tennis defeated the Russian pair of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-3, 6-4 in the final played at Indian Wells, USA.

Novak Djokovic won Indian Wells Open Tennis Men's Singles title

Published on: 23-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

In Men’s Singles title, Serbian Novak Djokovic defeated the Swiss player Roger Federer 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2. While, Simona Halep of Romania defeated former Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 to win the Women’s Singles title.

Martin Guptill scored the highest-ever score of 237 in Cricket World Cup history

Published on: 21-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 41 people agreed

Martin Guptill scored second double century of the World Cup. The first World Cup double century was scored by Chris Gayle, which is also the fastest ODI double century in history of ODI cricket.

Pakistani cricketers Misbah-ul-Haq, Shaid Afridi retired from ODI cricket

Published on: 21-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

They retired after the World Cup quarter-final match against Australia played at Adelaide, Australia. In the quarter-final, they lost to Australia by six-wickets.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni became first Indian Captain to register 100 ODI wins

Published on: 20-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

Dhoni achieved 100 wins in 178th ODI and joined the Australian pair of Ricky Ponting (165 wins) and Allan Border (107 wins).

Ramachandran appointed as vice-chair of International Relations Commission of ANOC

Published on: 20-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president N Ramachandran was appointed vice-chair of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) international relations commission.

Sri Lankan duo Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara retired from ODI cricket

Published on: 19-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

The duo veteran cricketers of Sri Lankan cricket team announced retirement from ODI format of game after their team lost World Cup quarter–final to South Africa in Sydney.

Lewis Hamilton of Britain won Australian Grand Prix of Formula One

Published on: 18-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

This was the 34th overall Grand Prix win for Hamilton and first Australian Grand Prix win for since 2008.

Services won the 69th edition of Santosh Trophy of Football

Published on: 16-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 45 people agreed

In the final played at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana, Punjab, it defeated hosts Punjab 5-4 via tie-breaker. With this, Services won the Santosh trophy for the fourth time. Earlier it had won the trophy in 2013, 2012 and 1961.

Kidambi Srikanth won the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold title of Badminton

Published on: 16-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

World Number 4 Srikanth defeated World Number 6 Viktor Alexson of Denmark 21-15, 12-21, 21-14 to win the men’s single title of the men’s championship.

Karnataka clinched eighth Ranji title of cricket

Published on: 13-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

Defending champions Karnataka defeated Tamil Nadu by an innings and 217 runs in the title clash played at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.

Kumar Sangakkara created history by scoring four successive centuries in a Cricket World Cup

Published on: 11-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Sangakarra leads the run-scoring chart in the 2015 World Cup with 496 runs in 6 innings and 124 runs against Scotland was his 25th ODI century.

United Arab Emirates won the bid to host AFC Asian Cup 2019

Published on: 11-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

The announcement was made by the AFC Executive Committee in a meeting at Manama, Bahrain.

Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara announced retirement from Test cricket

Published on: 09-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Sangakkara had already taken retirement from One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty-20 cricket.

Australia created the record for highest ever score of 417 in Cricket World Cup

Published on: 05-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

Australia broke the previous record of highest runs in World Cup held by India of 413 for 5, created against Bermuda.

Mary Kom to quit boxing after 2016 Rio Olympics

Published on: 03-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

She want to retire after the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as her body would not be able to cope with the rigours of the sport any further.

Roger Federer won the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Published on: 03-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

Roger Federer defeated Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-5 to win the Dubai Championship title of Tennis. This was 7th title in Dubai for Federer.

Rafael Nadal of Spain won the Argentina Tennis Open

Published on: 02-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

This was Nadal’s 46th career clay-court title, thus, he equalled the record of Guillermo Vilas of Monaco who played during 1970s and 1980s.

Jagmohan Dalmiya unanimously elected as President of BCCI

Published on: 02-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 40 people agreed

Besides, five Vice Presidents were also elected. They are Andhra's Gokaraju Gangaraju (south zone), Assam's Goutam Roy (east), ML Nehru of Jammu and Kashmir (north zone), CK Khanna (Delhi, central zone) and TC Matthews (Kerala, west zone).

AB de Villiers of South Africa hit the fastest 150 runs in ODI

Published on: 28-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

AB de Villiers who took 64 deliveries to reach the 150, broke the previous best record of Australian Shane Watson by 19 balls. He struck 162 not out from 66 balls.

Martin David Crowe inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

Published on: 28-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

He became the third cricketer from New Zealand to be inducted under the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

Ranchi Rays crowned Champions of Hero Hockey India League 2015

Published on: 24-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

The Grand Finale was witnessed by the eminent personalities. This is the third season of the professional field hockey tournament, Hockey India League.

Chris Gayle became first cricketer to score Double Century in Cricket World Cup

Published on: 24-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 58 people agreed

Gayle is the fourth cricketer to score an ODI double century after Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma.

Union Ministry of Youth Affairs revised the National Sports Awards Schemes

Published on: 24-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 49 people agreed

The ministry revised the Schemes of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award, Dhyan Chand Award and Dronacharya Awards.

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