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leg before wicket


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  • adv. Describing the way of getting out in which the ball would have hit the batsman's wicket, but hits the batsman's legs or more rarely another part of the batsman's body without first hitting the bat or a hand holding the bat.
  • n. An instance of a batsman being out due to the leg before wicket law.


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  • Cricket jargon - one of the ways in which a batsman can be given out. It occurs when a ball strikes his leg and in the umpire's opinion would have continued to hit the wicket. The rule is complex and there are various factors for the umpire to consider. Leg before wicket is often abbreviated to lbw.

    December 3, 2007