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Bowled after scoring a run

Today my colleague, a batsman hit a shot, a top edge which went high up, the wicket keeper and the bowler came for the catch, the batsman sneaked in a run, in the mean while both failed to catch the ...
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What is the frequency of overs to introduce a “new” ball? [duplicate]

In ODI and Test they introduce a new ball in between the course of the match,which favours the seamers. What is frequency of overs in test matches for a new ball to be introduced,because it is a ...
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What is the maximum score one can score from one ball? [duplicate]

Hit a no ball and run 4 runs. Then the fielder will throw that ball and it will go for a six..total 11 runs. Is that possible?
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Why players showing a T-signal for umpire decision review system?

While calling for the Umpire Decision Review system, The fielding team captain or the batsman being dismissed invokes the challenge by signalling a "T" with the arms.- Wikipedia. What that ...
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Criteria for Man of The Match in Cricket

Is there any specific criteria for giving man of the match award? Are there any hard rules that it should be given to performance from winning team even when loosing side holds a significant ...
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Can batsman hit the ball after the ball cross the stumps?

Can the batsman hit the ball after the ball crossed the stumps?
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What is the difference between chinaman and regular leg spin?

What is the difference between a chinaman bowler and a leg-spinner? The trajectories and direction of both the deliveries are the same. And why do they call it Left arm unorthodox spin? I can ...
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How many runs will be considered when a team needs 1 run and the player hits a boundary?

If a team needs 1 run to win and the player hits a Six(6) then, How many runs would be considered? Would it be considered 1 run or 6 runs?
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Learning Cricket

I would like to learn the game of cricket. Not necessarily to play. I enjoy watching it, but don't really understand what is going on. I have watched some youtube videos that explain things, but I ...
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Half volley shot of cricket

The half volley is a tennis shot but why this word entered in cricket and what is half volley shot of cricket?
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Fibreglass/Plain Scuff Sheets - Are They a Good Idea?

I just have two quick questions about scuff sheets. (1) Are they worth having, ie do the give good protection and not hamper the performance of the bat? (2) If I were to get one, is it a good ...
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When was the middle stump camera invented in cricket?

When was the middle stump camera invented in cricket?
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Why is getting out for zero is called duck in cricket?

In cricket there are lot of terminologies used. One such thing is "duck". Why do they call it with that name? Is there any historical reasons for this? How did that name come?
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Sachin Tendulkar's bowling record

In a YouTube video, when I was watching Sachin Tendulkar's feat as a bowler, one of the commentators commented that Sachin holds the record for dismissing Inzamam-ul-haq the most number of times. How ...
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What are the roles of vice captain?

Does the Vice captain of a team have any influence in selecting the playing 11 or other activities in international cricket? Or simply, He can give some opinions about all the things in the ...
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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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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 standard measurements of a cricket ground? [duplicate]

What is the standard measurements such as straight distance , on-off distance, radius of the ground etc of a cricket ground ?
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How does one become a DDCA umpire? [closed]

I want to know the procedure for applying to be a DDCA umpire and also to be a BCCI umpire?
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10 wickets in an innings in international matches

Jim Laker and Anil Kumble are the only 2 players who have taken 10 wickets in an innings in Test matches. Is there any bowler who has taken 10 wickets in an innings in any kind of international ...
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Wide Ball rule when batsman switch hit [duplicate]

If an RHB switches and becomes an LHB and the ball was going to LHB's off-side, is it a wide just because anything on the leg side is a wide.[since the batsman is an RHB] when the ball comes to play ? ...
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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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Which country has the most international cricket grounds?

Which country has the most international cricket grounds? How many cricket grounds do they have?
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Highest runs that a batsman can score in an over?

Assuming there are no overthrows and no extras (like no-balls, wide balls, etc), what is the highest a batsman score in an over? UPDATE: If the ball first hits the bat, then the helmet and goes for a ...
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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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Why does an over in Cricket have exactly 6 balls?

Why does an over in Cricket have exactly 6 balls? Any logic behind that?
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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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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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Are shoes mandatory while playing cricket?

Are shoes mandatory while playing cricket? No doubt it will be difficult without shoes but I would like to know whether it is mandatory or not. Any idea? Edit: Hundreds of rules are there in Cricket ...
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What reasons might prompt a fielding side to request the ball be exchanged for one of comparable wear?

Occasionally, the fielding side requests (sometimes repeatedly) of the umpires that the ball they are using be changed. This is not the request for a new ball regularly available under Laws 5.3 and ...
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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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What will happen if an umpire get injured in a cricket match?

If a player gets injured in a match, there are substitutes to replace. What about umpires? I saw a news in BBC site dated 5 July 2009 that, An old umpire of aged 72 got died after being hit on ...
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Is it a good technique or a bad technique to shuffle while batting?

I want to know from coaching perspective - Is it good to shuffle after the ball lands on the pitch? For right hand batsman - it's moving the right leg to reach the ball and for left handers it's left ...
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Why are runouts not recorded in cricket?

In international cricket, the number of catches taken by a player is recorded, but not the number of runouts effected by a player, even though effecting a runout is as important as taking a catch. Is ...
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How much amount should be paid for retained players in IPL?

After the IPL auction, we know the amount that the players bought for a team and they will be paid according to that. But, I couldn't find the amount to be paid for retained players. It's not ...
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Name of an old tv show

There was an old program on ESPN/Star Sports. In this show, international cricketers used to participate in different small tasks like hitting the ball from bowling machine to the area marked on the ...
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First hat-trick in T-20 international

Who is the first bowler to take hat-trick in T-20 international?
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Is it permissible to wear body protection material or gear under the clothing when keeping wickets in cricket?

Can you wear baseball keepers' protective gear under your clothing in cricket?
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How the money is paid to the IPL players? [duplicate]

If a player is auctioned for Rs. 14cr and he played only 3 match will he be entitled to get his entire fees or he will be paid on a prorata basis for e.g no of match played.
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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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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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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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How to Calculate Batting Index and Bowling Index?

I was wishing to understand the formula to use to calculate the Batting Index and Bowling Index in Cricket. This is for limited overs cricket (50 overs) for my club players
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When was the power play rule introduced in cricket?

When the Power Play rule introduced in limited overs cricket?
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When was the third-umpire review system entered in cricket?

When was the third umpire review system(not DRS) entered in cricket?
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What is the shortest six in cricket?

I would like to know Who hit the shortest international six in cricket? I don’t want to see answers quoting Mark Waugh or Steve Waugh’s time sixes. Since they are not accurate. The sixes after ...
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Stumped Off A Wide Diamond Duck?

If you are stumped off a wide first delivery you face is it a diamond duck? Because although you have literally faced a ball it won't be recorded as a ball faced because of the wide (as evident here, ...
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How is the WASP calculated in cricket?

We know that in the first innings the predicted score and in the second innings the predicted winning percentage will be calculated in the WASP. But there is only one formula for calculating both ...
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Is the bowler awarded an extra ball for taking a hat trick?

Does the bowler get to bowl an extra ball in the over if he gets a hat trick? If I remember right, this used to be the practice/rule earlier, but probably not so now. Thanks in advance.