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Who will be considered run-out in this situation in Cricket

See following image. Who is Run-out? A is crossed the crease and B is crossed half of the pitch. Run-out happening in B's side. Then who is out? A or B?
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Trial ball in international matches

Is there any chance of bowling a trial ball before the start of the innings in international cricket history like street cricket or local cricket matches? Answer if yes: When did they stop this ...
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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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Is this a dismissal by hit wicket?

Consider the following situation, A batsman's bat breaks while hitting the ball after which a piece of the bat flies in the air, hits the stumps and the bails fall down. Is this a dismissal by ...
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What is the difference between “retired out” and “retired not out” in cricket?

I have seen the terms on scoreboard like: "retired out" or "retired not out". What does it mean and what is the different between there? Reference: Mohammad Hafeez was retired out in ICC Champions ...
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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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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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How the age restrictions are followed by ICC for the under 19 cricket?

I have some doubts under this topic, Can a player aged 19 play under 19 international cricket match? (Since 19 is not under 19) Consider a player having birthday during the series/tournament. How ...
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What is the procedure to become a Cricket Umpire?

In cricket how does someone become an umpire at international level? Is there some procedure for this? How are they selected and what is the criteria for this?
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Meaning of the phrase: To drive the ball “on the up”?

I have heard many times cricket commentators referring to players driving the ball 'on the up'. By the context, this is taken to be a difficult and risky thing to do and makes a good shot even better ...
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Cricket ground specifications

Is it necessary that an International cricket ground should has the boundary line in circle shape?Is it allowed by ICC to make it a square or ellipse or any other? What is the minimum and maximum ...
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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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Mongoose bat, why don't we play test cricket with it?

I saw some matches when batsman were using Mongoose bats, but why they dont use it ODI and test. And what difference it makes in cricket?
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What is Fair Play Award?

Fair Play awards are given every year in IPL. Generally, What is Fair Play award? Other than Cricket, in which sport is this award given? In Cricket, Is this award given in any other ...
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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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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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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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Calculation of runs after the umpire decision gets reviewed

During the last match between Sri Lanka and South Africa. Jayawardane was given out as LBW and the ball went for boundary after got hit the pads. The batsman reviewed it. The decision was reversed, ...
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Why has India been refusing DRS (Decision review system) in Cricket?

What is the reason behind the refusal of the Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) to accept DRS in cricket, while on the other hand most other major teams favour it?
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What is meant by a “fast outfield”?

They always say in commentary that the outfield is very fast? what does it exactly mean?
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What is the rule for LBW in case of a switch hit?

How does the rule change when the batsmen attempts a switch hit. Can the umpire rule out if the ball is pitching outside leg stump and then hits the batsman in line with the stumps? By outside leg ...
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What is an “over” in cricket?

I am from America. I have a limited understanding of how cricket works. I can guess most of the rules by watching the game but the question today is, What is the technical definition of an "over"?
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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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In cricket, in UDRS screen, if the ball hits the wicket, then why is not out still given?

In cricket, in UDRS screen, if the ball hits the wicket, then why is not out still given? I saw this situation so many times happened; bowler appealed for UDRS for LBW, in UDRS it shows ball hits the ...
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Can a batsman be run out after the ball is dead?

Can a batsman be run out after an umpire signals over? My friend was batting outside the crease, and the ball went to a fielder. He was not taking a run. The umpire called Over and my friend went to ...
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Man of the series award for two players

I read a post about sharing the man of the match award between two players. Is there any instance happened in cricket history that the player of the series award got shared? If yes, please provide ...
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Missing the sponsor logo on chest

Yesterday, while watching the Asia cup match between India VS Bangladesh I noticed a thing that the Shirts worn by Indian team players didn't had any sponsors logo on the chest portion. Even though ...
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How the strike rate is calculated if the bowler has not taken any wicket?

If a Bowler has bowled 100 balls in his career and has taken 0 wickets, then what is his bowling strike rate?
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Will batsman be run out if the ball ricochets off short leg/silly point fielder *before* he can play at it?

Consider a typical situation when a batsman steps out of the crease against a spin bowler to play an attacking shot. However, the ball turns very sharply (due to pitching into a footmark/crack and/or ...
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Why are cricket bats only made from certain types of trees?

I often hear people mention the bat made out of English Willow. Why are certain types of trees prefered?
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If a batsman get bowled on free hit and ball goes to boundary, will 4 runs be added or not?

If a batsman get bowled on free hit and ball goes to boundary, will four runs be added or not? Is there any rule about this?
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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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What food are the players served in a break?

What food are the players served with, during a test match? I am asking this since they have to play game for 3-4 hours from the lunch time as well.
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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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How to check if the bowler is throwing instead of bowling in cricket?

How to check if the bowler is throwing instead of bowling in cricket? Is there any technology for checking throw bowling in cricket?
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Difference between leg-spin & flipper

What is the difference between Leg spinner's leg-spin & Flipper?
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Trouble with bowling

I am a medium fast bowler and was able to bowl with good line and length with some swing but due to gap in playing cricket I am not able to bowl and all of my balls are either going above the head of ...
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Is it a runout if both the batsmen have reached the same end and at the same end the stump is broken?

The situation is as below: -------|---------------------------- | stump |batsmen2 broken|batsmen1 here | -------|---------------------------- Is it a runout in the above situation?
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In cricket why the inner circle is of 30 yards only? And how does it affect power-play?

I want to know why the inner circle in limited overs cricket is drawn 30 yards from the wickets. Is there any logic behind it, or is that just the way it is? How does this work during power-plays? ...
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Scoring runs when a no ball is caught

When a ball is batted in the air and then caught, but it was called a no ball (so they can't be dismissed caught), will the batting team score any regular runs of the ball they completed (and can they ...
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Split in Cricket Bat - How Bad Is This?

I am just wondering how much of a different small splits/cracks in the of a cricket bat makes? I shall add a few photos of the cracks. The splits aren't very large, and I was wondering if they need ...
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Differences between 20/20 cricket and Test cricket

There seems to be a lot of cricket fans on this site so I was wondering can anyone explain the major differences between 20/20 cricket and test cricket? I was reading an article recently where a ...
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What is the meaning of “Duckworth–Lewis method” in Cricket?

What is the meaning of "Duckworth–Lewis method" in Cricket? Sometimes the team that would appear to be winning loses the match because of this rule. Why?
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Why do bowlers go so near the crease?

Going so near the crease makes no-balls more likely. Disadvantages : A penalty run is given away. Maybe more runs if the batsman can hit it. Maybe more runs in the next penalty ball. In 20-20 format, ...
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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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How many overs are required to bowl to avoid reserve day in the final of World T20 2014?

How many overs are required to bowl to avoid reserve day in the final of World T20 2014? I see a day reserve day in Cricinfo fixtures.
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What technology is used to measure the speed of ball delivered?

In cricket What technology is used to measure the speed of a the ball delivered by bowler? What parameter used to measure this speed?
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Why a reduced over match is considered an ODI match?

We see matches are reduced to certain amount of overs due to bad whether conditions like rain, bad lights etc. For example the rain affected the match between IND vs ENG in Champions Trophy final was ...
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What is Affiliate Member in Cricket?

What is Affiliate Member in Cricket? What criteria do they have to maintain? How can they considered as a Associate Member?
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Order of using technologies during Cricket's review

In cricket, during wicket review by third-umpire in Ashes 2013, the following technologies are used: 1.Hot Spot 2.Hawk eye prediction 3.Snicko Meter Is there any order in using these systems. I ...