Leg stump

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(Cricket) the stump nearest to the batsman.

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TV replays showed the ball would have missed the leg stump but Cook did not refer to the third umpire even though the decision review system is being used for the first time by India in a home series.
Cook was unfortunate to be given out off an incorrect decision from the umpire, with replays showing the ball missing leg stump, and his new opening partner Haseeb Hameed offered little assistance by advising against asking for a review.
Mark Stoneman drove Imran Tahir for six over long-on, but with both batsmen on 33 the fun ended when Jennings was lbw on the front foot to a ball from Gurney which swung from outside leg stump.
England review confirmed the ball had pitched outside leg stump.
Joe Clarke hit three sweetly timed driven fours before being drawn into fencing at a Charlie Shreck out-swinger, before D'Oliveira, having grafted his way to 47, could not keep out a Dexter delivery which seamed back in, took the back pad, and clipped his leg stump.
Having faced 137 balls for her plucky 16, Greenway misjudged a Perry bouncer, ducking low only to see the ball brush past her shoulder and peg back leg stump.
Most people think it's anything that goes outside leg stump and doesn't make contact with bat or batsman.
Push-driving at a Matt Coles off-cutter, the South African lefthander inside-edged the ball onto his leg stump to go for 14, leaving Glamorgan with a mountain to climb as they chase 404 for victory on the final day.
Anderson struck with the first ball of his second over, Brathwaite overbalancing as it hooped through the air and clattered leg stump.
It may well have been clipping leg stump and the onfield decision might have stood, but the predictive path shown by balltracking brought smiles even from the New Zealand camp.
Stuart Broad leaped to Cook's defence and said: "The ball was probably missing leg stump if not just flicking when it caught the thigh pad.
In the next over, Mohammed Shami's leg stump half- volley was flicked perfectly over fine leg.