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Why are multiple wides not considered as a bye plus wides?

If a wide ball runs away to the boundary, it's considered as 5 wides, rather than 1 wide plus 4 byes. Is there a reason for this breakdown of the extra runs?
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Why is the margin when the chasing team wins measured in wickets?

Why is it that when the chasing team wins, they are said to win by the number of wickets remaining? What is the relevance of this? You could have 10 wickets remaining and reached the target on the ...
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Minimum overs required even if team reached the target in Duckworth–Lewis rule?

In ODI cricket, Minimum 20 overs to be bowled to use Duckworth–Lewis rule. But my question is even if chasing team scored the D/L 20 over par score target in just 10 or 15 overs, will it be mandatory ...
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Does a team stop batting if it cannot win?

In last night's Scotland-Sri Lanka match, Scotland lost their last wicket after 43.1 overs, 363/9 to 215/10 (43.1). At that point, averaging just under 5 runs per over, Scotland would have reached a ...
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Why is the Third Man fielding position in Cricket called “Third Man”?

As a cricket fan from India, I mostly know about everything there is to know about cricket. Except why a fielding position, Third Man, located behind the batsman on the right side(off side) near the ...
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What happens if the ball is hit onto the non-striker's wicket?

I am an American so please forgive me for being unfamiliar with the rules of cricket, but I like the game. What happens if the batsman strikes the ball straight back up the field and it takes down ...
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Scoring runs in a single ball

If a batsman hits a ball and the players keep running after 4 runs scored still the ball not reached the boundary. No over throw is considered. Whether all the runs will be included in batsman ...
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What is the actual science behind the new-gen technologies namely Snicko & Hotspot?

Well, jus like any other Indian, I also happen to be a big cricket fan! Getting straight to the point here, I just want to know something in detail about the super cool technologies namely the 'Snicko ...
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Is batsman allowed to “score” leg byes by kicking the ball while pretending to hit it with the bat?

If the ball strikes the striker's person, any runs scored are credited as leg bye extras provided that the striker was either attempting a shot or trying to avoid getting hurt. For balls whose ...
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Hit wicket and Run

Case 1) Batsman hits the ball, gets out hit wicket and ball crosses the boundary. Will the runs be considered or not? Case 2) Batsman did not hit the ball, gets out hit wicket and the ball crosses ...
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Ball hitting helmet - change of strike?

It's the last ball of the over. The ball hits the helmet kept behind the keeper. 5 runs will be awarded, but my question here is, will the same batsman face the first ball of the next over?
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Lowest score that has never scored by a batsman in an innings?

What is the lowest score that has never been scored by a batsman in an innings? For instance, there is no player who has ever scored an 82 in T20Is. Is there a further lower score that has never been ...
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Purposely not getting a batsman out?

If the fielding team notices that one of the batsmen on the batting team is having a bad day, will they give up a chance at taking a wicket in order to keep him on the field? For example, if the ...
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What is the line marked at the first slip for the spinner?

What is the line marked at the first slip for the spinner? There is a light green grass at the end of pitch where the first slip for spin bowler stands or an umpire stands.I want to know why that ...
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how many overthrow can be done?

how many overthrow can be done? If a fielding team do overthrow 2-3 times and the batsman take many runs in that, do the umpire interfere and declare ball dead so that no extra overthrow can be done ...
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why 15 yard circle is drawn incomplete?

why 15 yard circle is drawn incomplete? It is written in rules that the area reserved for slips need not to be demarcated since the slips can go further deep in undemarcated area for fast bowler. So ...
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why do a bowler use a white marker disc?

why do a bowler use a white marker disc? I have seen that a bowler put a white disc on ground before taking run ups.So why do they use it?
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Is there any rule of lbw which consider 2.5 meter?

Is there any rule of lbw which consider 2.5 meter? I have read the rule about the lbw but there is nothing stating that rule. But there is an instant in world cup 2011 in a match of india where I saw ...
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What if a fielder stand on 30 yard circle?

What if a fielder stand on 30 yard circle? Is he called an infielder or outfielder. I have also seen that some player also stand some steps outside of 30 yard circle. So if do not walks inside thd ...
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Why a pitch has extra pitches on both its sides?

Why a pitch has extra pitches on both its sides? There are always 2-3 pitches on one side. And they are always covered with grass.
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In which game was a limited overs innings declared to prevent an opponent from qualifying?

I recall reading about a limited overs tournament, in which if teams had equal points after the the league stage, the qualification for next round would be based on batting run rate only (or maybe, it ...
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What if a player plays the ball with back surface of the bat?

If a player hits the ball with the back surface of the bat, is he given out, considering that the back of the bat is not flat? I have seen Kevin Pietersen play the switch hit, but he turns his bat ...
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Can fielding side stall the game by not chasing the ball in play?

Suppose 3rd innings of a Test match is in progress. The batting side has piled on a heap of runs. The fielding side has little success in getting wickets and they are only hoping for a declaration to ...
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Can i place slip in a wave like pattern? [duplicate]

Can i place slip in a wave like pattern? Can i place first slip ahead of keeper towards batsman instead of behind the keeper? I have not seen these types of fieldings.
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Why is the cricket pitch made larger than 22 yards?

Why is the pitch made larger than the playing area, which is 22 yards? The pitch is made an extra 122 cm past 22 yards for the return crease. After the return crease it is also extended to a green ...
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Can I place fielders whereever i want?

Can i place more than 2 midoffs or 3-4 silly points in cricket? I have seen no match with such fieldings? But there are no rules against it.
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Why chasing team allowed to bat first in super over?

Super Over is the concept introduced in the T20 leagues to decide the winner of a tied game. It is basically a one over match with only two allowed wickets to the batting side. Why is it that the ...
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Fielder tosses the ball after legitimate catch. What's the minimum time a fielder needs to hold the ball after the catch is taken?

Sometimes in cricket a fielder immediately tosses the ball after legitimately catching it. Batsmen generally are out in such cases and I haven't yet seen anyone objecting to it. Is there a min ...
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A fielder took the catch and made two steps backward and made contact with the boundary rope

A fielder took the catch and made two steps backward and made contact with the boundary rope. Will it be declared as a six or four?
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Can DRS be used to challenge which batsman was run out?

This could be a "hilarious" use of the Decision Review System, but nonetheless I want to know if it is possible. Suppose both the batsmen run to the same end (mix-up, as commentators like to call ...
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Is 100 the maximum possible batting average?

I know nothing about cricket, I'm just trying to understand what "batting average" means. By checking this table, I noticed that the batting average can be calculated by Ave = Runs/(Innings - N.O.). ...
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Visual technique for fielding at point or cover

When fielding at point or cover, should I focus my eyes on the batsman and try to pick the ball up when it enters my visual field as it's been hit; or should I look at the bowler as he runs up and ...
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How many times in Cricket Test Match have scored Four runs by running across the Wicket. Not as Boundaries?

Also which Team scored Fours runs in a delivery by running the most time? and who all are the players scored the same for most times?
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Declaring innings after the pitch is rolled?

In a Test match, the pitch is rolled at the start of each day's play. When the ground provides multiple rollers, the captain of the side currently batting has the choice of rollers. Captains use ...
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How does the Sidearm™ cricket ball thrower work?

I have seen the videos where Graham Gooch is able to do easy throwdowns for batting practice - fast deliveries, slower ones, off-spinners, leg-spinners. Can you tell me how and when the ball is ...
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Why does anyone choose to bat first?

In baseball, which I grew up with, it's always considered an advantage to bat second. In cricket I'd expect this to be even more true, because in addition to knowing what your target is when batting, ...
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Where does the term 'Castled' come from?

So you often hear when a bowler bowls a batsman that "he has castled him". Where does this term originate from and how has it come to be used in Cricket? I found an example in commentary. ...
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what is procedure to become a cricket umpire in state level? [duplicate]

I want to know what's the procedure to become a state level Cricket Umpire? please explain starting from the grass root Steps.
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First-class cricketer who played before WW 1 and after WW2

I remember someone asking me about this. Is there any first-class cricketer who played before WW1 and after WW2 ?
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Can you be caught out if the bat slips from your hands?

If the bat slips from the batsman's hands, and the ball touches the bat, and is then caught by a fielder, should the batsman be given out?
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Which player had the longest professional career?

Which player had the longest professional career, in terms of years? For example, Sachin Tendulkar played cricket professionally for 24 years. Are there any players (across all professional sports) ...
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Can a hat-trick be separated by a maiden over?

In the game of cricket, if one bowler gets two wickets with the last two balls of one over, then in their next over bowl a maiden, and then in their third over take a wicket with the very first ball, ...
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How many times a batsman can stop a bowler while he starts bowling the ball in Cricket? Is there any hard rule/limitation for the batsman?

I saw so many times that a batsman stopped the bowler while he is coming to bowl the ball. After he raises his hand bowler stops bowling that ball and he will go back and bowl again. It’s a usual ...
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why is 2/222 called Richie benaud score?

I came to know 2/222 is called Richie Benaud score. Why is it so? Does it have anything to do with his commentary?
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How many runs can a player score in 50 over match? [closed]

How many runs can a single player score in one day match (50 overs/300balls)? No 'no balls', no wides, no extras, and no overthrows. And one more last condition: they cannot run more than 3 for any ...
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Can a batsman be stumped by anyone other than a wicket keeper?

Does it become a run out if other fielders do it, or is it still a stumping if the batsman gets down the pitch and for some reason the keeper doesn't collect it but let's say the slip fielder collects ...
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How do pro baseball (or cricket) players decide who should catch a fly ball?

In baseball, it often happens that a fly ball is hit where two or more fielders would have a chance to catch it. In that case, the fielders have to agree as to who will make the catch. If they ...
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Hit wicket and sixer

Suppose a batsman clobbers a ball out of the park and while the ball is in the air inside the boundary, he falls onto his wicket and is out. Shortly after the ball crosses over and falls outside the ...
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IS atul sharma world's fastest bowler?

In 2009, some news came that atul sharma is worlds fastest bowler. Rajastan Royals picked him to their squad. So i just wanted to know that is it a fake news?? He hasn't played even a single ...
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Why two new balls in One Day Internationals?

Why two new balls in One Day Internationals? Ground is getting smaller [true]. Bats are becoming powerful [true]. I don't seem to get the argument of two new balls helping the bowlers. Ideally, new ...