Beginners Guide to Cricket
The first thing you need to know about cricket is that it is played between two sides, of 11 players each. The length of the game can vary from lasting for several days, to being over within a few hours. Those types that last for more than one day include Test match cricket, which lasts for 5 days, County Championship games, which last for 4 days, and minor county games, which last for 3 days cricket india.
Games which last for just the one day include formats which are either 60 overs per side, 50, 45, 40 or at its shortest form, 20 cricket india
An over consists of 6 legal balls. To live cricket online bowl a ball, the bowler has to run up and bowl the ball overarm, he is not allowed to throw the ball, the action is more that of a windmill. The ball, whilst it doesn't have to bounce has to reach the batsmen below waist height (if it is a seam bowler, a spin bowler it has to be below shoulder height as they are generally slower bowlers). A non legal ball will be called either a wide or a no-ball by the umpire (who is crickets version of a referee, there are two of these in amateur cricket and 3 in professional). A wide is a ball which is deemed live cricket online by the umpire to be two wide of the batsmen in his normal stance to hit. A no-ball where the ball either bounces more than twice before reaching the batsmen, is too high when it reaches him and hasn't bounced, the bowler has been deemed to throw the ball, or has overstepped the mark and has bowled from two close to the batsmen cricket india
All of this takes place on the pitch. This is a 22 yard long strip of short, rolled grass which is as flat and hard as possible. It is 10 feet wide. At either end of the pitch, there are three upright stumps, with two bails laying across the top of them (all together these for the wickets, each stump has its own name as well, the leg stump is the stump which is closest to the heel of the batsmen, the middle stump is, of course the live cricket online middle of the three stumps, and the off stump is the stump furthest away from the heel of the batsmen). The batsmen will try to stop the ball from hitting these stumps, otherwise he is out. There are several ways that a batsmen can be out, all of which will be explained later. Also on the pitch there are two lines called creases, these dictate how far forward the bowlers front foot can be before he is deemed too close to the batsmen and a no-ball is called (his front foot must be completely over the line before it is called a no-ball) cricket india
The batsmen will try to get as many points (called runs) as possible before they are out. There are always two batsmen and once 10 batsmen have been out, the sides swap over and the batting side bowls, and vice versa. In games that last more than one day, each side will bat twice, unless the game is won before or weather intervenes. For a batsmen to score a run, they have to successfully cross and get to the opposite crease before the fielders live cricket online throw the ball in and the bails are knocked off by it. Batsmen can run more than once if they wish. If the batsmen does not hit the ball, yet they complete a run, it is called a bye. If it hits their body, and they have tried to hit the ball it is called a leg-bye. A batsmen can score without physically running as well, if they hit the ball and it travels over the live cricket online boundary (the outside line of the ground which runs generally about 60-80 yards away from the pitch in a rough oval shape) without bouncing, then they score 6 runs, if it bounces, they score four. They do not get any extra runs by running between the wickets. You can score 4 or 6 byes/leg byes cricket india
The bowlers, and fielders attempt to get the batsmen out, this can be done through a number of means and are called:
o Bowled- If the bails are completely dislodged from the stumps by the ball and it is a legal ball, the batsmen is out cricket india
o Caught- If a player catches the ball after it has hit the bat (or the glove if it is live cricket online in contact with the bat at the time of being struck) before it touches the ground and it is a legitimate ball, the batsmen is out cricket india
o LBW- If the ball strikes the pad, in line with the stumps and has not previously been in contact with the batsmen's bat or glove then it is out, if the ball is a legitimate one. However if the ball pitches outside the line of leg stump, then it cannot be out cricket india
o Run out- If the bails are knocked off by either the ball directly hitting them, or by a live cricket online fielder with the ball in their hand whilst the batsmen is outside of the crease then the batsmen is out, the batsmen can be run out even if the ball is a wide or a no ball.
o Stumped- If the batsmen is out live cricket online of the crease while playing a shot, and misses the ball, and the wicket keeper knocks the bails off with the ball in his hands, then he is out, as long as it isn't a no ball, the batsmen can still be out stumped from a wide cricket india
o Hit wicket- If a batsmen accidentally knocks the bails off the stumps while playing a shot, or setting off for the first run, then the batsmen is out.
o Handled Ball- A batsman is out if he deliberately handles the ball without first getting the permission of the fielding team.
o Hit Ball Twice- When a batsmen deliberately live cricket online hits the ball and tries to score a run after he has already hit the ball, he is out. This is unless he is stopping the ball from rolling onto the stumps.
o Obstructing the field- A batsmen is out if he deliberately obstructs the fielding side from getting to the ball.
o Timed out- A batsmen is out timed out if he takes more than 3 minutes from the fall of the previous wicket to be ready to face a delivery from the bowler.
o Batsmen can also leave the field if they are either ill, or injured.
To win a game, one side has to score more runs live cricket online than the other. If the second side does not score as many runs as the first side before all of their batsmen are out, then they lose,but if they manage to score even just one run more, then they win. In games where there are two innings (each time a team bats, it is their innings) it is the total amount of runs scored by each side. There can be draws and ties, if in games where there are more than one innings, the second side is not all out by the end of the last over, the match is a draw cricket india