World Sports Weekly #2
By Liam Paul
I don’t understand cricket, as most Americans don’t, but I thought I might as well give this a try. What is now called the sport of Cricket originally was played by children in England and the surrounding area. Now, it is a sport played by adults in mainly Britain, India, and Sri Lanka. The match covered in this article is between England and India, 2 of the top Cricket national teams.
I had to look it up, but the scoring in cricket works like this: there are 2 things that determine the winner of a game. These are number of runs scored and number of wickets conceded. The game is set up so that there is a rectangle in the pitch, and the bowler, one batsman (of 2), and the scorekeeper stand on one side. On the other side, the other batsman, or the “striker” as he’s known, hits the ball when the bowler bowls it. Then, if no fielder catches it, the other batsman runs back and forth within the rectangle. If a fielder catches the ball, then the striker is out, and is replaced. If the ball makes it to the catcher, behind the striker, it is called a wicket. Of course, there are more rules, but I do not have enough time or patience to explain them.
The match in question happened on september 5. It was between England and India. This is part of the Indian national team’s tour of England. So far, India’s bowlers have been untested, due to poor batting from England. That may be the reason that England won this game. In the words of the Epoch times, The final score line was — England: 294/7 (50), India: 253/10 (48.4).