Short about Cricket
Is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on an oval-shaped field,
Ten fun facts about Cricket
It is said that cricket originated in England. Since they used to raise sheep, the grass was so short that it was possible to roll a lump of wool on it which they used as a ball.
The first recorded game was played in 1646, and later fines were handed out for those who missed the church to play.
In the 1760ís, pitching a ball through the air was considered normal, thus the bat shape changed from a curve to a straight one.
The longest cricket match took place in 1939 between England and South Africa, after 14 days it ended with a tie.
The two most common causes for pausing or suspending a cricket game is rain and bad light.
When a batsman scores 100 runs, it called a century and is considered an achievement.
A cricket game was once stopped because a pig ran across the field. It is even considered legal to suspend the game if an animal entered the field.
Only one player can run out at a time. Usually left for the umpire to decide.
A cricket game has two umpires in the field and one off the field.
Despite being a team game, individuals are stressed upon and put under pressure.