Monday, June 2, 2008
Honestly, when I hear the word "over" it makes me sad because it may mean "over" of something that I may still want or over of someone I love. After searching, I found something to post that won't make me sad about the word "over". This one is something and it made me happy that it made me post it.
"Over" (cricket) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
An over must consist of six legal deliveries. No balls and wides do not count toward the six-ball tally. The captain of the fielding team decides which bowler will bowl any given over (subject to the restriction that no bowler may bowl two overs in succession).
At the completion of each over, the direction of bowling reverses, so that the new bowler will approach the batsman from the opposite end of the pitch. No bowler is allowed to bowl consecutive overs. Generally, the captain will appoint two bowlers to alternate overs from opposite ends of the pitch, until one tires or becomes ineffective, at which point the captain will replace that bowler with another. The period of time during which a bowler is part of such a pair is known as a spell.
In one-day cricket, bowlers are restricted to the total number of overs they may bowl in a match, and the length of the game is determined by the total number of overs bowled (usually 40 or 50 per innings and just 20 overs per innings in Twenty20). In Test and county cricket, teams are usually required to bowl a minimum number of overs per day to prevent spoiling of the game by a slow over rate.
A maiden over is one in which no runs are scored. A wicket maiden is one in which no runs are scored and at least one wicket is taken.
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