leg before wicket


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leg before wicket

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(Cricket) cricket a manner of dismissal on the grounds that a batsman has been struck on the leg by a bowled ball that otherwise would have hit the wicket. Abbreviation: lbw

leg before wicket


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(lbw) A way in which a batsman may be out if any part of the body except the hands prevents the ball from hitting the wicket, provided the ball has not first touched the bat or a hand.
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The sequence of events after that was not clear but after numerous replays Kallis was given out leg before wicket, the paper said.
But the grim situation did not daunt Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar, who compiled 67 before being trapped leg before wicket to Dion Nash.
Sharma's first spell of 6-2-8-2, which included a needless nibble by Nick Compton and a leg before wicket decision against Cook by Kumar Dharmasena suggested India had got their selection horribly wrong.
With no addition to the score, Shivnarine Chanderpaul was trapped leg before wicket for two to make it 46-5 in the 15th over, then Ricardo Powell was bowled by Jacob Oram to leave the West Indies reeling in the 22nd over.
The Australian Cricket Board have called for the increased use of new technology in an attempt to reduce contentious leg before wicket decisions.
India's spinners had several good shouts for leg before wicket turned down, and with the Decision Review System (DRS) not employed, they had no choice but to take their medicine.
Kevin Evans struck that crucial blow with his first ball, trapping the left-hander leg before wicket, although Langer was clearly unhappy.
Swann for a short time stood at his ground after being given out leg before wicket to Lancashire left-arm spinner Simon Kerrigan, looking pointedly at his bat as if to suggest he had hit the ball.
Maunders soon followed, leg before wicket driving down the wrong line, and although Cook weighed in with a fighting 50 at exactly a run a ball and hitting three fours and a six, Middlesex had little left to offer.
Then, Nadeem Shahid was beaten and fell leg before wicket to a fuller-length delivery.
He had made 78 and the total was 168, but it quickly became 171 for three as Gavin Haynes fell leg before wicket to Phillip Tufnell without scoring.
Sehwag was caught behind of Siddle, while Tendulkar fell leg before wicket to Starc.