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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*A batsman is no longer considered run out or stumped if running or diving towards the crease with forward momentum, and has grounded the bat behind the popping crease but subsequently has lost contact with the ground at the time of the wickets being put down.
"As for DRS in Test matches, there will be no more top-up reviews after 80 overs of an innings, meaning that there can only be two unsuccessful reviews in each innings, while the DRS will now also be allowed to be used in T20Is." "An important change with respect to runouts is that 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 lost contact with the ground at the time of the wickets being put down, the batsman will not be run out." The same interpretation will also apply for a batsman trying to regain his/her ground to avoid being stumped.
The focus of the picture, though, was not Amir's action, but his front foot, which was planted half a metre over the popping crease. It was shocking in itself, that Amir, perhaps the most naturally talented bowler to emerge from Pakistan since Wasim Akram, had just bowled the biggest no-ball you will ever see in international cricket.
(b) the bowler's front foot must land with some part of the foot, whether grounded or raised (i) on the same side of the imaginary line joining the two middle stumps as the return crease described in (a) above and (ii) behind the popping crease. If the bowler's end umpire is not satisfied that all of these three conditions have been met, he shall call and signal No ball.
England's worst experience with no-balls was at Old Trafford against Pakistan in 2001, when umpires David Shepherd and Eddie Nicholls missed at least four infringements of the popping crease.
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.
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".