Cricket History- 7 runs in a single legal delivery, Neither Wide Nor No Ball

Cricket is a bat-and-ball sport that is played between two teams of eleven players on a field that has a wicket at each end made up of two bails balanced on three stumps. The pitch measures 22 yards (20 metres) in length. Cricket is usually accepted to have started as a kid’s game in the south-eastern counties of England at some point during the Middle Ages. Despite assertions to the contrary, the oldest conclusive evidence of cricket play dates back to a court case in Guildford in January 1597 (Old Style, which corresponds to January 1598 in the contemporary calendar). A 59-year-old coroner named John Derrick testified in court regarding the ownership of a certain piece of land in the case.

While scoring the most runs has always been the primary goal of the game, the early version of cricket had some significant technical differences from the present game; the North American version of cricket known as wicket kept many of these differences. The batter defended a low, two-stump wicket, and runs were known as notches because the scorers recorded them by notching tally sticks. The bowler delivered the ball underarm and down the ground towards the batter, who was holding a bat that resembled a hockey stick.

Cricket got an International Recognition

Canada triumphed in the first-ever international game, which was played in Toronto in 1844 between what were essentially club teams from the United States and Canada. The first international trip was made by an English team in 1859, travelling to North America. By the middle of the 19th century, the game had expanded far thanks in part to the British Empire and was well-established in Australia, the Caribbean, British India (which includes the modern nations of Pakistan and Bangladesh), New Zealand, North America, and South Africa.

An English party made its first trip to Australia in 1862. Aboriginal stockmen from Australia’s first overseas expedition visited England in 1868. An England team played in what is now regarded as the first-ever Test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground versus Australia in 1876–1877. The Ashes, the most well-known match in Test cricket, was born in 1882 out of the rivalry between England and Australia. When South Africa played England in 1888–1891, test cricket started to gain popularity.

Maximum Run in a Single Delivery

Cricket in the modern era has already reached its peak participation. Even though Cricket and its form have undergone enormous alterations, a maximum run on a single delivery—a six run—has remained unchanged. A batsman can score six runs if the ball is hit and crosses the boundary without bouncing on the ground. And even in the present era of cricket, six runs is still regarded as the highest that a batsman can score. More runs than six can be delivered if the delivery is prohibited (wide, no), however this is an exception and is frequently observed this days.

Rare Incident of 7 Runs Scored in a Single Legal Delivery

In 1981, the mighty Australia welcomed Pakistan to the MCG for a test match. When Pakistan was batting and the legendary Majid Khan was on strike, an incredible thing took place. 7 runs were scored on a legal delivery, a record-breaking number that astonished the stadium crowd. The rarest incidence in cricket was witnessed by everyone, including the players, umpires, and spectators.

Dennish Lillee, an Australian pacer, bowled to Majid Khan. Majid pushed the bowl over the additional cover. To stop the boundary, fielder Terry Alderman chased after the ball. The ball was eventually stopped and thrown to the keeper’s end. The batsman made 4 runs on the pitch up until the ball reached the keeper. When the ball reached the wicket-keeper, he was unable to catch it, and the ball sailed past him to the third man position. When the wicket keeper eventually gathered the ball, the batsman recognized the opportunity and scored another three runs on the pitch. Majid Khan eventually scored 7 runs, which was documented as one of the uncommon times 7 runs were scored in a single legal delivery.

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