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Cricket out via Wicket keeper removing the stump on a free ball

A batman was facing a free ball following a no ball, he advanced a couple of yards to hit a spinner, missed the ball and retreated, the wicket keeper broke the wicket and lifted a stump out of the ...
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How is a batsman not out when the wicket is put down and they don't have their bat or body grounded inside the crease?

When running between the wickets, a batsman may be run out if they haven't "made their ground" before a fielder throws the ball, or uses their hand holding the ball, to dislodge the bails. Effectively ...
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Former British colonies and cricket

Some former British colonies, from India to Australia to the nations of the West Indies, have notable cricket teams and a significant number of cricket fans. However, this is not the same everywhere. ...
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Can I play under 14 at the age of 14? [closed]

Can I play under 14 tournament at the age of my birth date is 10-10-2010. In india, if I any problem regarding them please help
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Who faces the next ball if the striker is run out at the end of an over?

Assume 'A' is playing at striker's end and 'B' is at non striker's end, If 'A' runs for a single run on the last ball of the 5th over and B is run out at the striker's end, who will be on strike on ...
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Hitting objects on the field of play Cricket

A fielder throws the ball at the stumps in an attempt to run out a batsman. The ball hits a plastic water bottle placed behind the stumps of the batsman on strike and with minimal deflection it is ...
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Ball thrown by fielder hits batsman’s helmet while batsman is taking a run

Batsman clips ball to backward square and sets off for a single. Fielder throws the ball aiming at the non-striker’s end to attempt a run-out of the batsman who played the shot. The ball hits the back ...
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How many times has Shoaib Akhtar bowled 160 kmph or faster?

How many times has Shoaib Akhtar bowled faster than 160 kmph? During the England vs Pakistan match in the 2003 World Cup, he delivered at the speed of 161.3kmph. Is this the only occasion? Answers ...
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Is it a boundary if a fielder touches the boundary before touching the ball?

If a fielder touches the boundary or steps outside the boundary but comes back inside the field of play when he actually fields the ball, will a boundary be awarded to the batting team? i.e. contact ...
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How to bowl a "Doosra" in the game of cricket?

I have seen finger spinners in the game of cricket spinning the ball both ways without changing their action. How is it done?
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Law 41.16 Cricket

I would like some clarification about the law 41.16, i.e. Mankad. What if the bowler fails to run out the no-striker runner? We have two situations: A) No-striker manages to be back in touch with his ...
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Is it considered caught if the ball hits the handle of the bat and is caught?

Is it considered caught out if the cricket ball hits the handle of the bat and nothing else and the ball is subsequently caught?
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How to understand this new phase format table in cricket world cup 2019?

Recently, cricket world cup 2019 live TV channels are showing this new phase format table: Overs India Best performance New Zealand 1-10 Bumrah - 2/64 10-20 Kane Williamson - 52 20-30 30-40 40-...
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What happens when rain interrupts an ODI game in second innings before 20 overs and the chasing team is well ahead of D/L par score?

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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Who took the most wickets in 1 over in cricket?

Who took the most wickets in 1 over in cricket? I got to know that Muhammad Aamir is not the right answer; there is someone else who took more wickets than him.
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Why are wides are not considered in test matches, but no balls are considered?

In cricket, why are wides are not considered in test matches, but no balls are considered?
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What is the highest test innings without a century being scored?

In the second test between South Africa and Bangladesh currently underway the South Africans scored 452 in there 1st innings without a batsman scoring a century. That made me wonder what the highest ...
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Yellow card and red card in cricket

Yellow and red cards are given in some team sports like rugby,football etc. Is there a practice of issuing these cards in cricket? I heard that Billy Bowden gave yellow card for shane warne, and ...
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Is the fielding team allowed to place all the fielders in the 30-yard circle?

Is the fielding team allowed to place all the fielders in the 30-yard circle? I know it is allowed in Test cricket as there is nothing like "30-yards" restriction. But is this allowed in ...
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Tossing the ball

What does it mean by tossing the ball up, when spinning the ball? I've seen it plenty of times in Cricinfo commentary, plus in the air as well. Still couldn't find out, what does it represent? If ...
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Is the batsman lbw or bowled in this scenario?

If the ball hits the batsman's pads in front of the wicket but then the ball goes on to hit the stumps, does the bowler still have the option of appealing for an lbw or will the batsman be given out ...
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How many times has a team put in to field scored a century on day 1?

In the current game between South-Africa and Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka was bowled out for 157 in 40 odd overs. Dean Elgar ended the day on 90 odd. This made me wonder how many times in test cricket have a ...
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Caught by wicket keaper [duplicate]

If a ball bowled to a batsman hits the bat first and then hits the pad/any part of the batsman's body, what is the rule on getting runs or boundaries or catch at this situation
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Boundary six or four?

the batsman hits the ball with the bat and then we have two situation: A: the ball hits the non-striker and goes into boundary airborne. B: the ball hits the striker and goes into boundary airborne. ...
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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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Can you be stumped if the ball hit the bat or the batter?

Can you be stumped if the ball hit accidentally the bat or the batter before being caught by the wicket keeper?
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What happens if a batter accidentally hits the ball twice?

What happens if a batter accidentally, and as part of once action, hits the ball twice while playing shot? Will it be regarded as a normal shot, no runs or out? If it makes a difference, the double ...
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How does the DRS work for LBW when a spinner's ball hits the batsman full on the pads?

In cricket, if a spinner bowls a full toss that hits the batsman on the pads without pitching on the ground & in this case a DRS (Decision Review System) is requested by either party, how does 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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Responsibility of the batsman to be ready for the bowler

Is there a rule that states that a batsman must be ready for the bowler, or is it just good etiquette? I'm not referring to waiting for a new bat to come in after a wicket has fallen. I'm talking ...
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Run out on wide ball

If any batsman or non-striker batsman gets run out on a wide ball, will that ball be counted as a legal delivery, or still be called a wide with extra run ?
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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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Is there a bowler without a wide or no-ball in their international career?

Is there any bowler with a minimum of 5000 delivieries in international cricket who has never bowled a wide or no-ball in their entire career?
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What is the science behind reverse swing?

How do bowlers actually get the ball to reverse? What conditions do they need to get the ball to swing and what are some of the tactics used to get the ball to swing?
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How many continuous no-ball deliveries are allowed?

If a bowler bowls a no-ball, penalty associated with it are provided to the batting team. In a situation, if the bowler for some reason happens to bowl no-ball again and again, what are the possible ...
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How far along the crease can a non-striker stand?

In cricket, how far along the crease is a non-striker allowed to stand to the right or left? Could they stand at the boundary and still be in their ground, or is there a limit to the "width" ...
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Non striker position in cricket [duplicate]

Before the ball is pitched by the bowler, could the non striker stand, on his ground, where they like? I mean I know he can not stand in pitching trajectory of bowler but could he stand, ie. his ...
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How does the slope at Lord's aid swing bowling?

I have heard that the slope at Lord's runs down from Nursery end (media centre) to the Pavilion end with a height of around 8 feet. Wikipedia mentions that the slope aids in-swing from one end and ...
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Is Cricket the only sport which is played at a county level?

So, most sports have local amateur teams. Most sports have a professional team or two for each town or city. Most sports have teams who represent their nation. The only one I know of tho have ...
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What are the premier Cricket competitions and leagues in the world?

Over the last few years I've started to pay a bit more attention to Cricket, but I'm far removed from the culture and don't have much of an understanding of it. So the question is: If a person was ...
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LBW with an edge

If the striker gets an edge that would have hit the wicket but strikes the batsman instead is it leg before wicket?
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Hat trick for bowler including a run out [duplicate]

Usually, if a bowler takes two wickets in three balls and the third is a run-out, this is not a hat trick since the bowler is not credited with the wicket for the run-out. However, if it's the bowler ...
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Reserve day in cricket

The recently concluded fourth test in Ashes between England and Australia ended in a draw where England were looking to draw the series , but unfortunately rain spoiled the game which ended in draw.So ...
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Cricket loophole: time wasting tactic

Having looked at this question about time wasting tactics by fielding teams in test cricket, I thought about the following scenario: What if, instead of the fielders refusing to chase the ball, the ...
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Has a team ever declared whilst still trailing?

Has a team ever declared whilst still trailing the opposition in a First Class / Test Match before? While it may seem counter intuitive, seemingly giving your opponent an advantage going into the ...
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How to calculate strike rate of a cricket batsman with fully considering extras?

AS title, there are 5 types of extras as I know: byes, no balls, leg byes, penalty, and wides. Is there a way to tell which type of extras needs to be counted and which doesn't? I'm a totally newbie ...
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Can a batsman be stumped from a no ball?

In cricket, can a batsman be out stumped from a no ball?
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How to bowl a big leg break?

I think I have understood the grip of leg break ("two fingers up and two down"), but I am having problems understanding how to release the ball; when to uncock my wrist, where will my palm ...
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Is a batsman out if a fielder hits the wickets with their hand, not holding the ball, before the batsman reaches the crease?

In the game of cricket, there are several ways a batsman can be dismissed. One of these ways is if they fail to reach the crease before the fielder hits the wickets with the ball while running between ...
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When is a cricket ball dead?

I feel sure that I learned, decades ago, at school that the ball is dead "when the umpire deems it to be dead". In other words the umpires at the Lords' test (including the third umpire), ...

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