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Of or pertaining to any organized, competitive, entertaining, and skillful activity or game requiring commitment, strategy, and fair play, in which a winner can be defined by objective means within a specified set of rules.

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A ball that rises sharply from the pitch when bowled ('pops up').

donkey drop

Sports; Cricket

A ball with a very high trajectory prior to bouncing.


Sports; Cricket

A batsman being reprieved because of a mistake by the fielding team, through dropping a catch, missing a run-out chance or the wicket-keeper missing a stumping.


Sports; Cricket

A batsman is said to be stranded on his score if he narrowly misses scoring a century or similar milestone because his team's innings ends, rather than because he was dismissed.


Sports; Cricket

A batsman is said to have a start when he successfully avoids being dismissed for very few runs; in Australia, this is generally understood to mean a score of twenty runs. Once a ...


Sports; Cricket

A batsman of generally low skill with an excessively aggressive approach to batting, commonly with a preference towards lofted cross bat shots. A poor defensive stance and lack of ...

across the line

Sports; Cricket

A batsman plays across the line when he moves his bat in a direction lateral to the direction of the incoming ball.