In earlier the international form in cricket is a test match. The match lasts five days. In the test match, there will be a resting period after 2nd or 3rd of the test match. And in the year 1980’s the system of rest day was discontinued. Now only five days are given for a test match decision.
The innings in cricket game:
- The test match consists of 2 innings for each team. First, before the start of the game coin is tossed into the sky and winner decides whether to bat or field.
- The batting side if scores sufficient runs before being out and it feels that the other team may not score that many runs it has the option to declare the innings.
Follow On- If the team batting the first time after the team which has already batted fails to score less than one-third the runs of the first team or it scores 200 fewer runs than the first team, can be allowed to follow on and to play for the second time in continuity.
Draw of the Match- If all the four innings are not completed and all the batsmen are not dismissed within a period of five days the match is declared a draw.
Fielding positions in the cricket game:
From the starting stage, it is believed that the cricket game is considered as the game of Gentlemen. There are many fielding positions for the fielding team. There are many potential technical terms which are confusing by the names given to them. Most of the terms relate to the fielding positions
- STRAIGHT: This is an imaginary line which is closed through the field of play. It is in front of the batter (batsman).
- WIDE: It is farther from the centre of the field and is on both sides of an imaginary straight line. It is also in front of the batsman.
- FINE: It is closer to the imaginary line through the centre of the field of play but it is behind the batsman and also the wicketkeeper.
- SQUARE: It is farther from the imaginary line through the centre of the field. It is also behind the batsman and wicketkeeper. It is also on both sides of an imaginary line.
- FORWARD: This is the position in front of batsman’s wicket.
- BACKWARD: This is the position behind the wicket of the batsman.
- SHORT: This position is closer to the batsman.
- SILLY: This position is very close to the batsman. This is a dangerous position for the fielder as there are chances of injury of a hard-hitting ball by the batsman. It seems that this position name has its relevance to the word silly.
- DEEP: This position is farther and away from the batsman.
If it is foreseen by the batting side that it will not be possible for them to score more runs to win the match, they use techniques to linger on the game and try not to be dismissed so that the match could end in a draw. So this is all about the cricket match.