leg before wicket


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leg before wicket

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
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Smith found himself trapped leg before wicket to Hogan before O'Brien edged slow left-armer Dean Cosker to backward point six balls later.
Pietersen was joined at the pavilion by Cook after Jackson Bird caught the skipper leg before wicket after just clinching a half century.
In response, Afghanistan are 62 for the loss of opening batsman Shabir Noor who was trapped leg before wicket by SF Burger for eight runs.
Broad ended a first-wicket stand of 84 by trapping Shane Watson (left) leg before wicket to get things rolling.
There was just a glimmer of hope on the third morning when Allenby and Mark Wallace took their sixth-wicket stand to 114 but there was little to come when Worcestershire won three leg before wicket decisions in 10 balls.
With the score on 17 Alex Lees was trapped leg before wicket by Luke Fletcher.
England stuttered in reply, Ian Bell trapped leg before wicket for 12 with Cook out for 20, but Eoin Morgan (73) and Jonathan Trott (71) steadied the ship and eased England to victory, with Samit Patel hitting the winning run.
England lost top scorer Kevin Pietersen to the second ball of the day when he was trapped leg before wicket by Morne Morkel without adding to his overnight score of 149.
The 21-year-old reached the landmark in his 31st game when he had Nick Compton leg before wicket sweeping for 22.
But in four hours, wicketkeeper Will made an unbeaten 173 and bowler Harry added 73 before he was out leg before wicket.
Khan trapped Dinesh Chandimal leg before wicket for 8 and two balls later he clean bowled leading batsman Kumar Sangakkara without scoring off a delivery that nipped back sharply.
Then Taylor played forward to Allenby and was leg before wicket, having struck five fours.