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Interesting facts about crickets match

Cricket is a bat and ball game. It was played in England before the end of the sixteenth century. It is now the leading summer game in Britain, most of the countries of the British Commonwealth and also in South Africa. Cricket match is similar in many ways to baseball. In cricket, there is a bowler who bowls (pitches a ball made of cork and twine encased in leather). A player from the opposing team tries to hit the ball with a narrow, flat-faced wooden bat. The batsman's object is to score runs. The team that scores most runs wins the game. A field for cricket match may be of any size. Near the center of the field is the pitch, a special strip of level ground that measures 66 feet in length.

The pitch is marked out with white lines called creases. At both ends of the pitch are the wickets, which consist of three short stumps. The wickets are 9 inches wide and 28 inches high. The batsman has to guard the wicket against the bowler when he is trying to make runs.

Interesting facts about crickets match

Interesting facts about crickets match

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Interesting facts about crickets match: Captains of the two teams toss a coin, the winner deciding which team shall bat first. Normally each side is allowed two innings which are taken alternately. Two batsmen are on the field at the same time, opposed by all eleven members of the fielding side. Each batsman tries singly to defend his wicket from a bowler's delivery, and to score runs.

A run is scored by striking the ball and then running towards the opposite crease, the two batsmen in effect attempting to change places before the fielding side can recover the ball and break the wicket with it. If the fielding side succeed a batsman may be given 'run out', and must be replaced by another member of his team.

Interesting facts about crickets match: Each time the batsmen cross and make their ground in the regulation manner a run is scored. There are several ways in which the batsman can be put out, apart from being run out. The following are some of them: if the ball, passing the bat, hits the wicket or if the batsman plays the ball on to his wicket, he is out 'bowled'; if he hits the wicket himself in making a stroke he can be out 'hit wicket'; and if he hits the ball, and it is caught by a fieldsman before it can touch the ground, he is out 'caught'.

When ten batsmen are out a side's innings is complete, and the teams then reverse roles. Bowlers bowl in 'overs of either six or eight balls according to the agreed conditions, and from each end of the pitch alternately, no bowler being allowed two consecutive overs. The ball must be bowled with a stiff-arm motion. One of the fielding side is the wicket-keeper. The remaining nine fieldsmen are disposed about the field at the discretion of the bowler and his captain. The side scoring most runs wins the match, providing both sides have completed the agreed number of innings.

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