Exciting cricket match, I think

09 April 2006 » Potpourri

I would love to understand what’s going on here.

Shahriar Nafees hit his maiden century as Test minnows Bangladesh battered Australia’s bowling attack in Fatullah.

The scorecard isn’t much help either.

  

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  1. Kiran said,

    12 April 2006 at 4:38 am

    Hi Dan,
    How come you are intrested in Test Cricket . Its not like your favorite american football. Its 5 days of game. Of which each side full team bats and bowls two times and each set is called an innings. Century is when some one hits a 100 rs. We have 11 players in each side. The second score card shows how the batsmen got OUT. LBW means leg before wicket, whereby a batsmen got hit in leg which was before the wicket ( he should have used bat to defend the ball from hitting the wicket) Dont ask me what is wicket :( .. C means caught (bats men hit the ball and didnt touch the ground ..and if its caugnt by the bowling team ..the man is out) . ST means stumped . The bats men was out of the crease when some one hit the wickets with ball.
    All and more in http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/rules_and_equipment/default.stm

    :)

  2. krook said,

    12 April 2006 at 9:03 am

    Hey Kiran,

    I should have known to ask you first :) Thanks for the info. Wikipedia is a great help too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket

  3. Chris Snyder said,

    15 April 2006 at 10:58 am

    I think the reason why cricket terms are so colorful is that the games last all day. By the end of the test, everyone is thorougly sunbaked, filled with fresh air (and pints) and just a little giddy.

    It leads to some of the most amazing headline writing.

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