Cricket


Cricket is an outdoor game. It is an interesting game. It is not a game in our country. It is the national game of the British. A cricket match is played between two teams. Each team consists of eleven players. A cricket field must be spacious. It must have a turf. Two wooden bats, a ball and two sets of stamps are also required. Generally, the duration of a cricket match of 100 overs with a tea break. Two umpires conduct the game. Sometimes, the third umpire is required to solve acute confusing. Each over consists of six balls. Before the beginning of the game, a toss is occurred to select ‘fielding group’ and ‘batting group’. The batsman tries to make a good score by saving himself. The batsman may be out in many ways such as ‘bowled out’, ‘run out’, ‘stumped out’, ‘caught out’ etc. Availing the opportunity the batsman hits the ball away at a good distance and runs to the opposite wicket. The batsman of the other wicket runs to his place. Thus one run is scored. If the ball crosses the boundary line, four runs are made. If the ball flies over the boundary, six runs are scored. If any batsman is out, next batsman comes to his place. After an interval, the ‘fielding group’ comes to bat and the batting party goes to field. Both teams try heart and soul to out all batsmen of the opposite team. The team which can score more runs wins the game. A cricket match teaches us patience, steadiness, cooperation, obedience, promptness and lesson of team-work.