History of Cricket

Cricket is one of the most popular games in Pakistan. The young and old alike are affected by this game.The British who ruled our country introduced this game and now it has struck deep roots in our country. This game is mostly played in the commonwealth countries which were British colonies.

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Cricket Countries

The cricketing countries are England, Australia, India, Pakistan, SRI Lanka, South Africa, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, West Indies and Bangladesh and Netherlands .

What Type of Game is Cricket ?

The cricket matches were usually played for five days with a day’s break. This day was called the ‘Rest-Day’. These were the ‘traditional’ test matches. Eleven players represent each side. A test match is divided into two innings known as the first innings and second innings. The victory or defeat is decided by the total runs scored by each team in the two innings. The team that scores the maximum runs is declared the winner. In recent times, one day cricket matches have become popular.

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How This Game is Played ?

The teams are expected to show their power and experience in one day matches. Normally each team is given fifty over’s and the participants display their skill in these ‘Limited Over’ matches. These matches are played during the day as well as night. The ‘One-day’ matches are more exciting and they have cast a spell on the spectators.in these matches some situation come that the spectators are look forward to ‘nail-biting’ finishes.

Pakistan, Austratralia, India and other teams has produced some great cricketer like, Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Sunil Gavaskar, Andrew Symond, Waseem Akram, Ricky Pointing, Andrew Straws, Waqar Younus, Flintof, Sourav Ganguly, Younas Khan and Sachin Tendulkar are some of the bright stars who have been brought in international cricket.

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In the international field we have the Ashes. This is the symbolic trophy won by the winning team after a series of cricket matches between England and Australia. You must be aware of the world cup also. This is awarded to the best cricket team of the world. The Australians had the distinction of winning this cup thrice consecutively.

Cricket, although limited to commonwealth countries and England is one of most popular games in the world of sports. Although advanced countries like the U.S.A. Russia and a sport loving country like China do not play this game, millions of people watch the cricket matches on television all over the world.

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