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What is use of old cricket ball?

When umpire change the cricket ball, was the old ball thrown as waste or keep for reuse?
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In IPL match MI vs RR - who would enter into the playoff in case of “no ball”

During the IPL7 last league match between MI vs RR, the scores were leveled at 189. Had the bowler bowled a no ball who would enter into the playoff, MI or RR?
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Can the striker be dismissed, Caught, if the ball is deflected off an umpire? [duplicate]

Can the striker be dismissed, Caught, if the ball is deflected off an umpire before that fielder takes the catch?
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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 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 ...
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Maximum overs for a bowler in a reduced over match

In the limited overs cricket match, the overs can be divided between bowlers by maximum 10 per bowler in ODI and 5 in T20. If an one day match gets interrupted by rain and started after some time by ...
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Declaring Man of The Match and Man of the Series/Tournament Award

Who holds the decision to declare Man of the Match/Man of the Series/ Tournament award? Some sources say that it is decided by commentators and former cricket players. How the Man of the ...
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Is there any term used for multiple hat tricks?

If a bowler takes more than three sequential wickets (say six wickets) in one over, would this be called as two hat-tricks or does this feat, however unlikely, has a different name?
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How far can a fielder go to stop a six?

This is an extension of this question asked earlier. Is there a limit that the fielders cannot cross when taking catches or saving runs for the team? For example, if the batsman hits far enough, ...
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Which indian bowler makes the best bowling economy record with highest wicket taking on debut?

In International Cricket Which indian bowler makes the best bowling economy record with highest wicket taking on debut and give the figures., Example Format : Overs-Runs-Wickets-Economy 10-10-5-2.3 ...
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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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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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Is considered a bouncer if a batsman hits it?

Suppose a bowler bowls a shoulder height ball at the batsman and the batsman hits a four or gets out. Can the ball be called as a bouncer?
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How can a team win while rain stopped play permanently in 2nd innings?

The Team bat first scored 144/3 after 20 overs in T20 format match.. second Team scored 34/2 in 8.4overs . then rain stopped the play. who will won the match? explain please.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In cricket, Why wides are not considered in test matches, but no ball are considered?

In cricket, Why wides are not considered in test matches, but no ball are considered?
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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 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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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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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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Stumping from long on?

Does it count as a stumping only when the bails are removed with the batsman out of his crease only if he has missed hitting the delivery? Is it a run out or is a stumping if he edges it just short ...
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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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In cricket ground, What is that blackboard situated at every straight boundary?

In cricket ground, What is that blackboard situated at every straight boundary? sometime batman orders to move blackboard.
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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 ...