The terms "wicket", and "wickets", are used in different and important ways. "THE wicket" is the strip of field between the two sets of sticks marking the bases, as in "sticky wicket" (see definition). "A wicket", used as singular or plural, is a count of the number of "outs" in an inning, so "85 for 6 wickets" means 85 runs scored, for 6 "outs". "THE wickets", always used in plural, are the set of three sticks or "stumps" marking the base, as in "He stood in front of the wickets". It helps to know the context in which the word is being used
Has various meanings: 1. Three vertical stumps or poles with two bails balanced on top. The wicket is protected by the batsman, while the bowler attempts to knocks the bails off. 2. The immediate playing area including the two batting creases and the mat between them.
One of those ubiquitous words that is central to the game of cricket. The word can be used to describe the 22 yards between the stumps, the stumps collectively (bails included), the act of hitting these stumps and so dismissing the batsman, and perversely, the act of not being out (Gayle and Sarwan added 257 for the second wicket). Plus any other use you care to think of
one of the two wooden structures erected at either end of the pitch, made of three vertical stumps topped by two bails. the event of a batsman getting out; synonym of dismissal. The next wicket fell at 200 runs. a single batsman's innings. He gave up his wicket dearly. the period during which two batsmen bat together. The third wicket added 120 runs. the pitch(1). one end of the pitch(1), particularly the area around the stumps where the batsmen stand. The batsmen ran between the wickets.
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