Why are the bails taken-off from the stumps?


Cricket stumps without


In cricket, the stumps are the three vertical posts that support the "bails" and form the wicket. Stumping or being stumped is a method of dismissing a batsman.

The umpire calling stumps means the play is over for the day.

Part of the wicket



consists of three stumps that are inserted into the ground, and topped with two



The stumps are three vertical posts which support two bails.[1] The stumps and bails are usually made of wood, most commonly ash,[2] and together form a wicket at each end of the pitch.

The overall width of each wicket is 9 inches (22.9 cm). Each stump is 28 inches (71.1 cm) tall with maximum and minimum diameters of...

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The Kolkata Knight Riders have continued their superb form in the IPL this season with yet another victory this time over the Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday.

After a decent start to the game having been put into bat, KKR lost the plot in the death overs and managed to set a target of just 165 for the Punjab outfit who desperately needed a victory.

But losing 3 wickets in the powerplay all but ended the hopes of the KXIP side who now find themselves at the bottom of the points table.

It could have been even worse for the visitors who were reeling at 4-53 had Brad Hogg’s delivery knocked the balls off in the 10th over.

Brad Hogg, who is now 45-years old was a part of the KKR squad on the night and will consider himself unlucky with his figures come to the end of the game.

Hogg went for 28 runs in two overs without picking up a wicket but his luck seemed to be out on the night as he hit the stumps but could not get his wicket.

In the 2nd ball of...

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The happy accident

MS Dhoni is usually lightning quick with his stumpings, but he seemed off his game when a chance arose in the 10th over. Suresh Raina slid one down the leg side and Sabbir Rahman, intending to flick the ball, overbalanced. Dhoni's skill as a keeper came through in how he managed to cover so much distance to his left but the appeal for a stumping was more hopeful than anything. Hope, which paid off. Replays showed Sabbir had both his feet firmly on the ground, but then the momentum of his shot dragged his back foot out of the crease first and then the front foot lifted up in the air at exactly the time Dhoni broke the stumps.

The encore
Soumya Sarkar took fast steps to his left at deep square-leg, dived and plucked a catch out of thin air in the 16th over. The TV commentators couldn't figure out if it had gone for a six or if the fielder had taken the catch, such was Soumya's nonchalant celebration. Perhaps, he was shocked as well....

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Melbourne: Everyone is aware of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's penchant for collecting stumps as souvenirs after every India win but just like last year's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, he won't be able to collect any during the ongoing ODI World Cup irrespective of his team's victories.

MS Dhoni

The World Cup in Australia and New Zealand again has the LED stumps, which are touch-sensitive and blink whenever the bails get whipped off.

Just after India completed their win against arch-rivals Pakistan yesterday at the Adelaide Oval, Dhoni took one of the bails but then Ian Gould, who was the square leg umpire, had a friendly chat with him after which one saw the bail remaining where it is.

The specific reason being that these set of 'LED stumps' cost USD 40,000 (Rs 24 lakh) and the pair of bails costs as much as Rs 50,000 approximately.

So Dhoni won't be able to keep any of these bails or stumps unless there is an official permission from the ICC in...

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(cricket) English plurals The wicket is made from three stumps and two bails. (uncountable|cricket) close of play (when the stumps are pulled out of the ground by the umpires) England still have a chance of winning tomorrow if they can get India out before stumps today.

Derived terms

* pull up stumps * draw stumps


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AUSTRALIAN captain Steve Smith will no doubt want to unleash spin twins Steve O’Keefe and Nathan Lyon on what was a dry SCG wicket, but wet weather stopped him from doing so for much of the day.

No play was possible in the opening session on Thursday as spectators and players alike were frustrated by grey skies, but we finally started to see some action in the early afternoon.

Pakistan’s batsmen fell like flies in the final session, ruining their solid position from the start of the day. All the action continues at 10:00am AEDT.

Pakistan 8/271 from 95 overs. Younis Khan 132, Yasir Shah 5

Australia 8/538 declared (Renshaw 184, Warner 113, Handscomb 110)

Stumps, day three

Younis Khan has set a historic record.Source:AP

Australia has left the field firmly on top in the third Test with Pakistan eight wickets down and trailing by 267 runs. Everyone was left scratching their heads as to why the umpires delayed the start of the day’s play...

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If you have been watching the World T20 on television you would have noticed the stumps lighting up each time the ball crashes against it or the wicketkeeper whips the bails off. That's because of LED technology, a new innovation in cricket.

Bronte EcKermann, the inventor of LED stumps, has said he would not mind giving Mahendra Singh Dhoni one as a souvenir if India, which has made it to the semi-finals, wins the ongoing ICC tournament.

'Well, this is a very costly system. The entire set-up during a match costs US$ 40,000 (Rs 25 lakh approx), so I don't allow the players to uproot it during any celebrations. But I know Dhoni loves keeping a souvenir stump. If India can win the final, I might get into some arrangement with Dhoni,' EcKermann said.

While the new innovation is providing television viewers and spectators an enhanced experience and getting them more involved, here are ten things you must know about the LED stumps:

1. The innovation was...

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

For other uses, see



Stump is a term used in the sport of cricket where it has three different meanings:

1. part of the wicket, 2. a manner of dismissing a batsman, and 3. the end of the day's play ("stumps").

Part of the wicket



consists of three


that are inserted into the ground, and topped with two



The stumps are three vertical posts which support two bails. The stumps and bails are usually made of wood, and together form a wicket at each end of the pitch. The overall width of each wicket is 9 inches (22.9 cm).

Each stump is 28 inches (71.1 cm) tall with maximum and minimum diameters of...

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Howzaaatt !! is the shouted "appeal" to the umpires when a bowler and other fielders believe they have dismissed a batsman, translated, it simply means "How was that". There are the obvious forms of dismissal and there are dismissals that have much doubt and require the umpire to make an on the spot decision. No batsman can be given out unless someone from the fielding side voices an appeal to the umpire. I have listed the 11 forms of dismissal below.

Bowled : When a batsman is bowled out by the bowler by way of getting the ball past the batsman's defences, hitting the stumps and knocking off the bails. You are not out if the bails are not dislodged.

Caught : The batsman hits a delivery off the bat, glove or forearm to a fielder on the full.

LBW : Leg before wicket, very complicated and often subjective, basically if the ball hits the batters pads in front of the stumps in certain positions, they can be given out or not by the umpire. I will elaborate on this...

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I found a Cricket Australia article that says "The ICC approved the use of the zing bails for international cricket in July 2013". Zings International is a company based in Port Adelaide, Australia and it appears the system was intvented by one of their directors Bronte Eckermann. Doing a patent search on his name the following appears to be the relevant patent:

System for indicating movement of an article from one position or orientation to another position or orientation that contains the following drawings that is probably the most interesting one:

The patent leaves open a fair few possibilities for different technologies but the preferred embodiment and the one shown above is based on measuring inductance. The parts maked 44 and 48 are inductors and from the patent:

With the inductors 44 and 48 in the circuit as shown, the LED's have higher resistance than the inductor coils which have much lower resistance. When the circuit is initially powered...

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We've been asking new converts to cricket to send in the questions about the game they don't quite understand.

We have been flooded with almost 1,000 emails - and answered them as best we can. Here is the final batch of answers.

For further queries, try our Academy or the Lord's website. Alternatively, for more detailed questions, email Test Match Special statistician Bill Frindall.


What are the rules for calling a 'no ball'?
Mike Bennett, Epsom, Surrey

There are many circumstances in which an umpire may call a no ball. But the most common is when the bowler's front foot falls beyond the popping crease, which is the front line of the crease. The rules state some part of the foot must be on or behind the front line of the crease.

There are various other examples when the umpire will call a no ball:

If the batsmen run, for example, two on a no ball or wide, does the total increase by two or three runs?
Iain, London...

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Daisy-cutter -- See Shooter.

Dead ball -- When the ball is not in play, it is said to be 'dead'. The ball comes into play when the bowler starts his run-up, and becomes automatically dead when the umpire considers it to have 'finally settled' in the hands of the wicket-keeper or bowler, when a wicket falls, or when the ball reaches the boundary or when the umpire calls 'over' or 'time'. The umpire may call the ball dead at other times - for example, when the ball lodges in the batsman's clothing, or when a serious injury occurs to a player.

Declaration -- The decision of the batting captain to close his innings. Usually made in order to give his bowlers time to bowl the other side out to win the match, or delayed by twenty crucial minutes while the side's senior player struggles from 96 to 100.

Declaration bowler -- Inept bowler employed to allow the batting side to score quickly, usually in the hope of contriving a result...

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Worst Run Out miss you will ever see in the history of cricket - Micheal Clarke and Shane Watson

During 2nd One Day International match between Australia and Sri Lanka on 5th November 2010 at SCG, weird incident took place where Aussie fielders had messed up an easy chance to run out Upul Tharanga. On the 1st ball of 38th over which was bowled by Shane Watson which Sangakkara had attempted to cut but it took edge and went to wicket-keeper Brad Haddin on the bounce. Tharanga and Sangakkara were set off for the single, Sangakkara sent him back, and both batsmen were at one end.

Brad Haddin throws the ball over to the bowler's end which sailed over Watson's(Bowler) head then the ball was collected by Fielder Micheal Clarke who was behind the bowler. Tharanga was still yards and yards out. Clarke could have ambled to the stumps and taken off the bails. And it looked like Tharanga would be run out by miles. Then the fielder Micheal Clarke had made a perfect pickup and...

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