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England fans left without water during First Test in India

, England fans left without water during First Test in India

Supporters struggle to find water in scorching temperatures

England fans who traveled to India for the First Test have reportedly been left without water during the match. Despite temperatures reaching the high 20s celsius, supporters claim that there was little-to-no water available at the stadium. Bottles, both empty and full, were confiscated upon entry, and there were few options for purchasing water inside the arena. Fans were left trying to fill up food containers with water, with some resorting to reusing popcorn buckets. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been contacted for comment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the function of a Cricket Captain?

The cricket captain plays a crucial strategic and leadership role within the team. They are responsible for making key decisions, such as determining the batting order, setting the fielding placement, and deciding when to use specific bowlers. The captain is also the team’s representative on the field, communicating with the umpires and motivating and guiding the players. A captain is the face of the team and makes adjustments to the strategy during the match to win.

What is the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method in cricket?

The Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method is a mathematical formula used to calculate the target score for the team batting second in limited-overs cricket matches that are interrupted by weather or other delays. It takes into account the number of overs and wickets remaining and assigns a set number of runs to each. The goal of this system is to fairly adjust a batting side’s targets to reflect the decreased number overs they can face because of interruptions.

Can you tell me what a ‘no-ball’ and a ‘wide ball’ are in cricket.

When a bowler violates the rules of delivery (such as by overstepping the front line, throwing a full toss at waist level, or by throwing the ball rather than maintaining a straight arm in the bowling motion), it is called a ‘no-ball. Wide balls are deliveries that are out of reach for the batsman and they can’t score from them. Both ‘no balls’ and a ‘wide’ are awarded extra runs to the batting side.

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What are the basic rules of cricket?

Cricket is played between two eleven-player teams. The goal of the game is to score runs for a team when they bat and dismiss batsmen when they bowl and field. Each team alternates between batting and bowling. The batting team has two players who score runs through hitting the ball, running between wickets, and by running. The fielding and bowling teams try to prevent this, by limiting runs and dismissing batsmen. The team with most runs wins the match.

What is the role an umpire plays in cricket?

The cricket umpire’s job is to enforce the rules and make decisions on the field, including whether or not a batsman has been declared out. They also signal wides, no balls, boundaries and start and end of the game. The two on-field umpires are positioned at opposite ends of the field, one behind the stumps and the other side-on or square-on. In order to maintain fairness and consistency, they rely heavily on their experience and judgement as well on technology such as the Decision Review System (DRS).


  • Lasith Malinga uniquely achieved four wickets in four consecutive balls, twice in international cricket, during an ODI in 2007 and a T20I in 2019.
  • In 1999, the Indian team set a Test match record for the most runs scored in a single day’s play, putting up 588 runs against New Zealand.
  • Muttiah Muralitharan holds the record for the most wickets in international cricket, with a staggering 1,347 wickets to his name.
  • As of January 2023, England holds the record for the highest team score in a One Day International (ODI) match, having scored 481-6 against Australia in 2018.
  • The record for the highest individual score in a Test match is held by Brian Lara, who scored an unbeaten 400 runs against England in 2004.

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Spin Bowling is a great way to improve your cricket game.

To master spin bowling, you need intelligence, technique and precision. Begin by selecting your style: off-spin or leg-spin. The grip plays a crucial role. Fingers should be widely spread out for leg spin or closely together for offspin. Practice the action, making sure to release your arm high for better control. You can use different variations, like the googly (or doosra) to confuse batsmen. Playing against players with different skills and styles in nets will improve your control.



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