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Most Sixes on a Ground by a Player - Cricket

I want to know which player has hit most international sixes on a single cricket ground? It would be better if answers would show all 4 categories: All (Test/ODI/T20I combined) Tests ODIs T20Is
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How could a non-striker on 99* win the game and reach 100, if 1 ball remains?

A batsman who is at 99 not out and at non-striker needs 1 run to win off the last ball. How is it possible that they win the game and also that the batsman reaches his century? This question is ...
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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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Stumping from fast bowling?

Is it possible to dismiss a batsman by stumping off a fast bowler with the wicket keeper not standing up to the stumps? To be more specific, for stumping a batsman, is it mandatory to keep the ball ...
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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? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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 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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Man of the Match award for two players

Is it possible to give player of the match award to more than one player, when the stats and performances of more than one player (from the same team) equals the same? If yes, any history for the ...
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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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Is it possible for a bowler to bowl chain overs?

In general, Is it allowed to bowl chain (continuous) overs in international matches? If Yes, How many overs can the bowler bowl continuously? If No, Is it not allowed from the beginning of ...
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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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Are there any rules regarding the position of the Wicket Keeper?

After watching an IPL match I had this doubt. In the match the wicket keeper stood close to the 30 yard circle and the umpire Simon Tauffel came up to the wicket keeper and asked him to move forward. ...
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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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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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Left arm Leg Spinner - A term not used. Why?

Why is not a left arm bowler who turns the ball away from left-handed batsman not called a left arm leg spinner, just like the right arm leg spinner? A left arm bowler who turns the ball into the left ...
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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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What will happen when the batsman or bowler gets injured in super-over?

Three players from the batting side will be selected to bat in the super-over. If the batting side loses two wickets, their innings will end. One player from the fielding team will be selected ...
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What is ball tampering in cricket?

What is "ball tampering" in cricket? How can we say ball is tampered? Any punishments for tampering? Can somebody list the name of players who were punished?
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Dismiss 10 players in an over in unique ways without conceding a run

I read a problem in the newspaper around 10 years back. Here is the problem Team A scored 250 runs for 9 wickets in 50 overs. Team B was 250 for 0 in 49 overs. Eventually Team A won the match by ...
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Why are left arm spinners called differently?

Right arm spinners are either off spinners or leg spinners. But left arm spinners are refered to as chinaman and orthodox. They are never refered to as off spinners or leg spinners. Why are left arm ...
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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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Which song was played before the national anthem in the world T20 2014 in Bangladesh?

Can anyone name the song which was played before the national anthem in the recently concluded world T20 2014 held in Bangladesh?
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How many video cameras are used for cricket broadcasting?

How many video cameras are used for broadcasting an international cricket match? Especially for the current world T20i, they are covering the each and every corner of the stadium. I would like to ...
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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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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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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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Super Over tie rule

It is mentioned in this post that if the boundaries count in the main match is equal then a count-back from the final ball of the one over eliminator would be conducted. Consider if still it ...
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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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When was the First T20 match played?

When was the first Official (not friendly) T-20 match played?
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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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Any other sport with draws like cricket?

In Test and first-class cricket, to win you need to do two things: outscore your opponent and bowl them out twice. If you only manage to outscore them, but fail to cause their last innings to come to ...
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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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What is the minimum over-rate?

We can see many times, the captains and the players of the bowling team were suspended for slow over-rates. How the over-rate for a fielding team is calculated? Is it vary between different forms ...
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What is the minimum number of overs required to bowl in the second innings for applying Duckworth-Lewis Method to find the winning side?

What is the minimum number of overs required to bowl in the second innings for applying Duckworth-Lewis Method to find the winning side?
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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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How does retired hurt and absent hurt affect career average?

If a batsman has retired hurt while batting, will this inning be added as an inning in his statistics (Does it affect his career batting average)? What about the innings count in the case of absent ...
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Timed out in cricket

I've learned that timed out means the batsman takes over 3 minutes to enter the field of play after a wicket falls. Which batsman will be given out for this? (ie, whether the batting team had any ...
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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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What do the laws of cricket say about declaring an inning in a limited overs cricket match?

I know that there is no need of declaring a match with limited overs format. Even the world record total has been chased on that day itself. But, my question is, what do the laws of cricket say ...
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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 ...