thigh pad


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Noun1.thigh pad - protective garment consisting of a pad worn over the thighs by football players
protective garment - clothing that is intended to protect the wearer from injury
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you can get one that carries to slip, a nick on to the thigh pad that goes to short-leg.
As England chased an impossible 552 to win the third Test at Old Trafford, Close - with no helmet or chest padding and a towel for a thigh pad - somehow survived a frightening Saturday-evening barrage.
Although the ball seemed to have hit something on the way, replays showed it was nothing but the thigh pad.
The admirable Williamson erred for once when he poked a low catch to gully off the back foot, and then McCullum was bowled first ball off thigh pad and bat by a very good one that nipped back up the slope.
He could also muster only five runs, taking his annual tally to a meagre 97 in seven attempts, before he was freakishly bowled round his legs off the underside of his thigh pad.
He made just five in the first innings before being bowled in unusual fashion around his legs and via the thigh pad and, perhaps surprisingly, was not invited to bat again on the final evening as India opted against declaring.
Opener Cook was bowled off his thigh pad for five runs as England closed on 43-1 in reply to India's 457 at Trent Bridge.
Captain Cook fell for just five as he contrived to be bowled round his legs by Mohammed Shami off the underside of his thigh pad.
Shami then made it 25 innings for Cook since the last of his England record 25 Test hundreds when he bowled him round his legs for five after the ball deflected off the left-handed opener's thigh pad.
First, Christian was drilled down the ground for four and then a fearless attempt to paddle a ball from outside off resulted in a streaky four off the thigh pad.
The crowd rose to its feet when Ponting worked Zaheer Khan behind square for a couple but the faithful were quickly subdued when the signal for leg byes was realised, the ball clearly deflecting off the batsman's thigh pad.
Siddle carried on, however, and he remained unbeaten on 35 when Hilfenhaus became the last man out, clipping Swann via his thigh pad to Cook at short leg for 13 as the home side were dismissed.