popping crease


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popping crease

Cricket a line four feet in front of and parallel with the bowling crease, at or behind which the batsman stands
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The same bowler was also accused of running through the crease - bowling from far over the popping crease - at Paul Collingwood and bowled a beamer at Kevin Pietersen, while Zaheer Khan accused England players of dropping jellybeans on the wicket when he was batting on Sunday.
Although, as he accepts, you can never be totally sure until the foot slams down on the popping crease for the first time.
It was a borderline decision with pictures inconclusive as to whether some of Butcher's boot had broken the popping crease to save him.
As per the new run out rule if a batsman is running or diving towards the crease with forward momentum, and has grounded his/her bat behind the popping crease but subsequently has lost contact with the ground at the time of the wickets being put down, he or she will not be run out.
Earlier in the morning, he was walking back to the dressing room after edging Mohammad Shahid to third slip, when replays showed the bowler had not landed his heel behind the popping crease.
In the ensuing bowl off, Jones did hit the wicket but as the ball had bounced inside the popping crease it was ruled a no-ball and New Farnley went on to win the contest.
Pattinson over-strode by a mere centimetre, with his heel landing on the popping crease, but the third umpire made the correct call to let Amla stay.
A mere flickering lick of the lips can have the batter rapidly exiting his crease insisting the bowler abandons his run-up a yard from the popping crease and inducing steam from the ears.
The ball had to pass the popping crease, the great spin doctor informed us, otherwise Strauss would have been allowed to stroll down the pitch and "t**t it".
There were the likes of Ian Meckiff and Keith Slater while fast bowler Gordon Rorke overstepped the popping crease on a regular basis and got away with it.
Cosker applied pressure by slowing the scoring rate while Croft unsettled the batsmen with his trademark variation and dismissed both Walker and Ealham, who had made 75 from 98 deliveries, with balls delivered a full two yards from behind the popping crease.
Just two deliveries later, Raghavindraa, unleashing from about three metres in front of the popping crease, sent down an outswinger, which Tendulkar, after shouldering arms, described as "perfect" and gave his thumbs up.