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Cricket is a sport played by millions of people from all around the world. Cricket is a bat and ball sport that involves two teams with 11 players on each side.
The aim of the game is to score as many runs as you can and to try and get more than the other team. The ball is a hard leather ball and cricket is played on an oval-shaped field. There are many different field positions.
There are three different formats in cricket. The longest one is called a test match and the match is played over five days. Each team will have to field twice and bat twice and the team with the most runs at the end of the five days wins the match. The next format is an ODI or one day internationals. This is a 50 over match with each over consisting of 6 balls. Each team bats and bowls once and the team with the most runs wins. The final format is the T20 format and that is a 20 over match. Like the ODI, each team fields and bats once and the team with the most runs at the end of the match wins.
In the middle of the field is the pitch where the bowlers bowl from. At each end you will find wickets which are made of three wooden stumps and two bails.
The batting team has two people batting at one time. Batsman can score runs in two ways. The first way is by hitting the ball hard enough so that it goes past the outer boundary, if it has bounced on its way to the rope, that is four runs bt if it goes over the rope without bouncing, it is worth six runs. The second way of scoring runs is by running between the wickets and accumulating runs.
Some of the different ways to get out include being bowled and this is when the ball hits the wickets and the bails fall over. The second way is being caught and that is when the fielder catches the ball on the full. Another way is LBW or leg before wicket and this is when the batsman misses the ball and the umpire thinks the ball would have hit the stumps. The next way is by being run out. This is when the batting team want to take a run but the fielder throws it at the stumps and if the batter is not in their crease, they are out.
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