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Is it possible to win a cricket match by 0 wickets? [duplicate]

Suppose we have an ODI match between Team A and Team B. Team B batted first and scored 300 / 6 in 50 overs. After 49.5 overs, Team A reaches 300 / 9. Player X, who is on strike, is on 98. He wants to ...
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Can a batsman be out “Hit the ball twice” of a no-ball in cricket? [on hold]

I was not able to google even a single instance of out "Hit the ball twice" in cricket. Wikipedia doesn't mention no-ball. This link says that the batsman can be out "Hit the ball twice" of a ...
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To do the cricket umpairing in National and International Level [duplicate]

Its me Mahammad Habeeb I just want to know that , How to get the umpairing certificate to do umpairing job
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Who is out if both batsmen end up at the same end and the fielders hit the stumps at that end?

I have a query regarding a run out dismissal: Who is out in the following scenario: The batsman runs, while his partner doesn't. Both batsmen end up at the non-striker end, and a fielder hits the ...
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How many extra balls occur after a no ball in T20?

If a no ball is bowled in T20 cricket, a free hit follows. Does the "free hit" ball count as one of the over? In other words, would an over in which the sixth ball is a no ball contain 8 balls: 5 ...
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What is the shield-like gear the umpires are wearing at the IPL?

The umpires in this(2016) IPL are wearing a shield like gear on their hands. What is it called? I have read from a couple of articles that it is for deflecting the ball, thus protecting themselves. ...
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What are the criteria a player needs to satisfy to get inducted as the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame?

May be I am missing something obvious here. The first line from Wikipedia's ICC Cricket Hall of Fame says: The ICC Cricket Hall of Fame "recognises the achievements of the legends of the game ...
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Why LBW is given not when ball is not pitched in Stump line while bowling around the wicket

When bowler is bowling over the wicket and ball pitches out side off and is hitting the stumps, the LBW is given. But when bowler is bowling around the wicket and ball pitches out side of leg but ...
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What happens if the fielder fails to walk in from outside the boundary ropes when the ball is delivered?

During the time of delivery, if a fielder fielding near the boundary line fails to come into the ground will it be called a NO Ball?
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Does bat tampering exist in cricket?

I have been going through this post when I stumbled across this doubt. Is there anything like bat tampering in cricket? I did a quick search through the Lords Laws of cricket, however, I haven't ...
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Were there any Moneyball-like instances in history of cricket?

Moneyball was an instance in Baseball where the Oakland contingent have used statistics and data science for buying-selling as well as team selection. So, was there any such instance in the history ...
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Cap colour in IPL

If a player is the highest run scorer and at the same time is the highest wicket taker in IPL, which colour cap would he wear?
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In recent IPL T20 cricket matches, are the commentators in the stadium or watching a broadcast in a studio?

I have been watching cricket on tv for years and have occasionally seen the commentary box. Usually, the camera will be behind the commentators and the image will show the commentators watching the ...
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Are LED stumps allowed by the Laws of Cricket?

Cricket's Law 8.1 states Two sets of wickets shall be pitched opposite and parallel to each other at a distance of 22 yards/20.12 m between the centres of the two middle stumps. Each set shall ...
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LBW and aiding umpire [closed]

We get replays, Hawk-Eye wherein we get to know that the ball was pitch in line or outside leg/off stump. Is having lines drawn in the middle of the pitch from stump to stump a bad idea? I think ...
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Is a ball which passes behind the batsman and over the stumps a wide?

If the ball goes behind the batsman, and then goes over the wickets without touching the wickets, then is it a wide ball?
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Did any cricket ball ever break during an international cricket match?

Did any such incident happen? What are the rules if a ball breaks during play?
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What is done to used balls in cricket [duplicate]

What is done to worn out balls? Are they recycled, reused or do they end up in the landfill?
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During the over can captain change the bowler?

In a cricket match can the captain of the fielding team change the bowler during the over, for any reason aside from necessity (like injury)?
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How do umpires make decisions without a third umpire?

I was shocked when I saw umpires making decisions for Run out/Stumped without a third umpire in classic matches. So how do umpires make these decisions without a third umpire?
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Net run rate in Cricket round robin

Shouldn't the sum of all net run rates of the teams in a round robin be 0 at any point of time? What could be the reason for a net positive NRR?
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Other than a run out, how can a player be dismissed when a run is scored?

Other than a run out, is there a way in cricket where a player is but the team gets a run? I'm asking this as I once saw "W+1" on a scoresheet and wondered how that was possible.
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Does the slow over rate rule apply only up to the start of the final over?

After the India vs Bangladesh match at the 2016 World T20, MS Dhoni, referring to the slow over rate rule, said I knew that once 20th over started, you can take as much time as possible, you ...
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Cricket player involved in any other sports [closed]

I just wondering. Is any cricket player involved in any other sports for his country rather than cricket. While they still playing international cricket. I knew Jonty Rhodes played hockey for South ...
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Helicopter shot in Cricket

I wondering, who introduced the helicopter shot in cricket. MS Dhoni used to play that shot very often. If I remember correctly Sri Lankan opener Marvan Atapattu use to play similar kind of shots in ...
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What is the rule in cricket if the wicket keeper steps forward and catches a ball before it crosses the stump / batsman?

What is the rule in cricket if the wicket keeper steps forward and catches a ball (ie before the bowl ends). (1) before it crosses the stump, (2) before it crosses the batsman?
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What is the Net Run Rate for a Forfeit Match?

Can you please let us know how the ICC calculates the “Net run rate” for the both teams, when one team decides to forfeit the match by not showing up? We would like to know what the “Net run rate” ...
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Is a fielder within the 30 yard circle required to throw the ball without bouncing?

In the ICC World T20 match played between Hong Kong and Scotland, the commentator Nick Knight1 mentioned that a fielder within the 30 yards circle should throw the ball on the full (that is, without ...
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Setting standards on boundary length

When there is a standard length for cricket pitches, why aren't there such standards for boundary sizes?
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Why do batsmen usually ask a fielder to tie their shoelaces?

When a batsman's shoelaces come undone, he usually asks a fielder (or umpire) to tie them. Why do they do that instead of doing it by themselves? I would imagine it doesn't save any time. In fact, ...
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Cricket ball bounced over keeper and landed outside the boundary line! [duplicate]

Consider this situation : A short boundary behind the wicket and the pitch is having an extra(or abnormal) bounce. A fast bowler bowls a bouncer which flies over the keeper and lands outside the ...
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Why was the Asia Cup format changed from 50-over to Twenty20?

I don't understand it. The Asia Cup tournament has been played as a 50 over tournament for a long time, but has suddenly been changed to 20 over format. What is the reason for this?
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Why isn't the boundary restored after a fielder pushes it out?

Quite often, a fielder near the boundary dives to try to stop the ball, and in the process pushes the boundary rope further away. I have never seen the boundary rope being restored to its original ...
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What if the ball hits somebody in the head in cricket?

Not to long ago, a cricketer died as the ball hit him in the neck, I believe it was. So how come there isn't anything between the stands and the sportsmen in cricket, a net or something similar? ...
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Is this run out legal?

I saw this situation in a local cricket match. Fielder drops bails of the wicket mistakenly before he has received the ball in hand.After that he touches the ball to the wicket.Umpire gives out. ...
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Why do some consider it against the spirit of cricket to mankad a batsmen?

So recently, there has been this incident where a batsmen was out due to a mankad ...
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On what basis are some cricketers knighted? [closed]

On what basis are some cricketers "knighted". For example Sir Don Bradman, Sir Vivian Richards etc. Is it because they were "great" cricketers. If thats the logic, there has been so many other great ...
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How do you throw from outfield without injuries?

Whenever fielding outside the 30 yard circle, a fielder have to make harder and faster throws(and every time I end up with a painful shoulder). How to effectively throw the ball from outfield ...
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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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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 ...