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Is a batsman out when the ball(hit by the batsman) naturally turned back to his stumps(but ball first went out of his crease)

Is a batsman out when the ball naturally turned back to his stumps , but ball first landed out of his crease? This happened to us when we played cricket last week , the bowler was a spinner , batsman ...
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What is a powerplay in cricket?

What is a powerplay in cricket? What is its duration? When can a team take it? What is the difference between a bowling powerplay and a fielding powerplay? I am watching T20 Matches; does it change ...
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Do the laws of cricket allow running on the last ball, even after winning?

Say, teamA score is 368 (369 to win), and teamB is batting at 368 (or 366). One run (or 3 runs) will make them win. The batsman hits the ball for a six, so score is 374 (or 372) which is more than the ...
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Are U-19 youth international test match(3days) includes in one"s First class career?

Are U-19 youth international test match (3 days) includes in one"s First class career?
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How much are Cricket Umpires paid in India starting from Club level to Ranji, Duleep trophy, etc.? [duplicate]

EDIT: The question What is the procedure to become a Cricket Umpire? does not answer my question. It does not address the TIME required for an umpire required to reach national level from local level. ...
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Caught behind by wicket Keeper - Who takes strike?

If the batsman is caught behind by the wicket keeper and the non-striking batsman runs and reaches the batting end, does the batting end change? In our match the batsman was out caught behind, and ...
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How is Bavuma the first black South African cricketer to make a test century?

I may be missing something but it's all over the news. I don't understand because JP Duminy has scored 4 test centuries. Is there something here I'm missing ?
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Is a ball which spins significantly and misses leg stump a wide?

If a cricket ball pitches outside off stump, but then turns so sharply that it misses leg stump, is it is a wide ball or not?
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How valuable is winning the coin toss in test cricket?

Often in international test cricket the captain that wins the toss chooses to bat first. This is largely because the pitches tend to deteriorate meaning batting becomes more difficult and going first ...
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How do national teams get status to play in test cricket by ICC?

The all teams playing in ODI & T20 cricket are not able to play test cricket. so, which conditions as per ICC norms are to be fulfilled by national team/board to get the status of test playing ...
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If ball hits the arm protector that is touching the glove holding bat is it out?

If the ball hits the arm protector that is touching the glove of the leading arm in question that is holding the bat, is the catch considered legal and the batsman out.
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Why Umpire David Shepherd lifted one foot off the ground at nelson?

Beloved David Shepherd lifted one foot off the ground whenever the score reached 111 (or 222, 333 etc). I mean nelson is supposed to be bad omen for batsman so why He as an Umpire used to do that in a ...
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Pink ball in cricket

In recent day- night cricket match between AUS&NZ played by pink ball. In Day-Night cricket match the game played by pink ball, so what is the difference in specification in the pink ball.
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Can a disable person play cricket as others play?

If a player is physically different from other players like if he has artificial body parts can he play cricket like others in ICC?
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Why did they ban underarm bowling in cricket and not just rolling the ball

It seems unnecessary to ban an entire way of bowling instead of just not allowing people to roll the ball.
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How to become a cricket umpire for icc? [duplicate]

I like cricket very much, is there a way to take umpire as carrier? If so what should i do?
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Strike rotation in cricket [duplicate]

If the batsman hits the ball to the keepers helmet which is placed behind the keeper,( which gives 5 runs,) for the last ball of the over then rotation of the strike involves or not?????
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Why batsman tap on cricket pitch?

while any batsman comes to the crease he mostly tap his bat on pitch is any reason to tap bat on pitch may be to make bowler in wait state mode any thing else? Thank you
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Any other sport with draws like cricket?

In Test and first-class cricket, to win you need to do two things: outscore your opponent and bowl them out twice. If you only manage to outscore them, but fail to cause their last innings to come to ...
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Where do the “spare” balls come from in Test Match cricket?

If a ball has gone out of shape and needs to be changed, the umpires bring out a box of balls which are similar to one being bowled. Where do these other balls come from?
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Why do runners wear helmets?

Why do they have to wear knee pads for that matter? I watched so many matches and I always wondered why the bye runners ever have to wear a helmet?
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Will a batsman be out caught if the ball hits something in the air?

If a ball hits something in the air (e.g. helicam or any bird) and is then caught, will the batsman be given out?
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What is the time limit of an inings?

What is maximum time limit of an innings in t20 and one day format? If time is wasted by batting team or by any natural way like time waste in large number of unexpected extra boundaries (huge sixes) ...
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Will batsman caught out if ball touches body first? [duplicate]

If ball touches body first then bat and caught, will batsman be considered out?
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What is the legal size of cricket bat?

Can a batsman use bigger or shorter bat? What is legal weight of bat?
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How long an innings can be played with one ball?

In test match format new ball can be taken after 80 overs. My question is that if bowling side captain don't want to take new ball after 80 overs then how much can he use old ball
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Is Duckworth–Lewis applied differently in T20 and ODI

I want to know: is there any difference between ODIs and T20 matches in applying the Duckworth–Lewis method?
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Can a bowler call batsman back if he takes his wicket?

If a bowler takes the wicket of a batsman, then after that can the bowling side's captain or the bowler call the batsman back on the field to play again?
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Can a left handed batsman change to right hand before the bowler starts bowling? [duplicate]

Field always set according to the batsman hand. Can a batsman change its hand before the bowler start bowling just to dodge the captain for setting the field? Update: This question is about when ...
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What does it mean when a scorecard mentions 3.6 in the Overs column in cricket?

When I look at a scorecard I see a column "O (overs)" mentions 3.6 or 7.0. What does it mean? How to understand this statistic? I know that "overs" mean that player makes 6 legal deliveries to the ...
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Crowd stoping the cricket by throwing objects to the fields [duplicate]

In how many occasions play has been stopped due to the objects thrown by crowd to the ground in cricket game. If possible can anyone specify the actual dates and which teams are involved and location ...
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Who will decide commentary team in cricket

During international cricket matches who will decide the commentary panel? Is there any eligibility criteria for that? When will they announce the list of commentators for the particular series?
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Is it compulsory for the wicket-keeper to wear pads?

Why does the wicket-keeper wear pads in cricket? Is it a rule, or is it a choice they make?
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Is it a boundary if a fielder touches the boundary before touching the ball?

If a fielder touches the boundary or steps outside the boundary but comes back inside the field of play when he actually fields the ball, will a boundary be awarded to the batting team? i.e. contact ...
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Batsman stopping the ball hitting his wicket.

Is the batsman out if a) he deflects the ball away from his wicket after playing it. i.e. with bat, foot etc to avoid being 'played on' b) if he, when out of his crease, 'accidentally' stopped the ...
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Can a batsman be stumped from a no ball?

In cricket, can a batsman be out stumped from a no ball?
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Will penalty runs be awarded if a throw to the stumps hits a helmet?

In cricket, if a throw to the stumps hits the wicketkeeper's helmet, will penalty runs be awarded even if the throw wasn't traveling to the boundary?
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Which bowler has played the most consecutive Test Matches?

In Test cricket, Allan Border played 153 consecutive Tests, the most of any player to date (September 2015). Which bowler has played most consecutive Test Matches?
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Can a batsman be run out if he jumps to avoid the ball?

If a batsman successfully completes a run but then jumps to avoid the ball, and the ball then hits the stumps while the batsman is in the air, is the batsman out?
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Can we get two run outs in one ball?

Suppose player1 is got runout and player2 is also out of the line then can we get player2's wicket too by hitting the stumps?
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What happens if the third umpire is unable to come to a firm conclusion?

There are times when the third umpire is unable to come to a firm conclusion about a decision, even after the use of multiple replays, hotspot, etc. What should happen in this case?
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What if an opposing player uses part of the Batsman's clothing to put down the wicket?

Following on from, Lets suppose that a batsman is facing an over of spin, he/she has removed thier helmet and placed it behind the stumps for safe keeping. What if, while the ball is in flight, an ...
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Why is rubbing the ball not considered ball tampering?

If someone tampers with the ball, they will banned for 2 matches because they have changed the natural condition of the ball. Why is rubbing the ball allowed as that also changes the "natural ...
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Is a batsman out when any of his things slip away and hit the stumps? [duplicate]

Is a batsman out if his helmet, bat or any of his equipment slip away from him and hit the stumps?It always confuses me
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Is their any difference between red and white ball? [duplicate]

I have realized that it is very hard to play with red ball for the batsman like in test matches when he plays any unnecessary shot like from outside the off stump he gets out immediately.The scenario ...
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Is a batsman out if the bails are removed but fall back onto the stumps?

Let me know what happens to the batsman in this situation. The spin bowler made an magic delivery so that it hit the stumps and a bail is pushed out of its position (the grooves), but didn't fall ...
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Would it be feasible to have Camera on the bat and ball? [closed]

In current days, a camera is present everywhere - the stumps, boundary, umpire's hat etc. Would it be possible to have a camera on bat and ball as well? How would it disturb the aerodynamics of bat ...
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LBW to a Spinners Full Toss

So, a spinner bowls a full toss. The batsman plays a shot, but misses it. The ball hits the batsman, on his crease and below shoulder height, so is definitely not a no-ball. It hits the batsman ...
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What happens if the non-striker doesn't run but the batsman on strike does?

If the batsman on strike calls "yes" and runs to the non-striker's end, but the non-striker doesn't run, who would be run out if the wicket at the striker's end was broken?
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Run out on wide ball

If any batsman or non-striker batsman gets run out on a wide ball, will that ball be counted as a legal delivery, or still be called a wide with extra run ?