How To: Follow along with cricket gameplay by learning the rules compared to baseball

Follow along with cricket gameplay by learning the rules compared to baseball

Have you ever heard of cricket? No, we're not talking Jiminy Cricket or the wireless cell phone service provider. We're talking about CRICKET. The team sport, nicknamed "the gentleman's game," is the popular sport of choice in places like India, Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, England, Pakistan and Zimbabwe, though not America. But guess what? It's very similar to the American pastime we all love so much— baseball.

This video aims to give you a general tour to the play of cricket, learning the rules and gameplay as compared to baseball. If you ever plan on watching a cricket game, or just happen to see one playing on the telly at a sports bar, you'll actually know what's going on.

Step 1: Cricket is similar to baseball when it comes to winning. There are two teams and the team that hits the most runs wins. There are 11 players per team and unlike baseball instead of running from base to base, you run up and down the wicket.

Step 2: A wicket has two meanings. A wicket refers to when a batsman is out. It also refers to the actual playing surface.

Step 3. There are three main ways a batter can get an out. The first is if the baller balls the ball and hits the three sticks know as the "stumps". The second way is if the batter runs and doesn't make it to the other end in time. The third way is if the batter hits the ball in the air and the fielder catches the ball in the air.

Step 4: The equivalent of a home run in cricket is six runs. A batsman can score by running up and down the wicket they accumulate runs. If the ball goes along the ground to the fence, then the batter and his team get four runs.

Step 5: Some famous players include Sachin Tendulkar, who plays for India. Some other well-known cricket teams include: Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, England, Pakistan, India, Newzealand, Westindies, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

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