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He can only be out hit wicket "in commission of a stroke, or when setting off for his first run" - so if he spins around, loses balance and falls on his stumps, he'll be out, regardless of where the ball is going. However, if he hits it, then steps away from the stumps, then back again and stands on his stumps, he's not out.


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According to the Guinness Book of Records Shoaib Akhtar is the bowler who delivered the fastest recorded delivery.


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White balls discolour more quickly, and so the ball was frequently being changed around 35 overs to allow the batsman to see it more clearly. A new ball from either end (which is what happens) means each ball is only in play for 25 overs and so should remain in shape and white for the duration of the innings. Technically it will help seamers and swing ...


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Based on your comments, nothing happens. The ball goes dead, he walks out and gets the bat, and the next ball is bowled. Simply losing control of the bat does not cause a dismissal. And even if the ball hits the bat in the air and flies to a fielder, he is not out, as he needs to be holding the bat for it to be a dismissal.


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I'm not sure what you mean by "shuffling", but it's standard technique to move according to where the ball is delivered to. Keeping the head still is vital to pick up the line of the ball, then movement to get into that line and allow you play the most appropriate shot. The standard coaching manual will suggest that the first movement should be with the ...



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