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Cricket is India’s favourite sport. Most Indians, irrespective of age, have an undying loyalty to the game. The sport that has recently received large sponsorship from the hindi film industry is cricket. The minimum number of players present on the ground during a game of cricket in 13 players. In the India Vs England test match at Chennai in 1964, Bapu Nadkarini got the amazing bowling figures of 32-27-5-0. The English batsman said he was simply “unhittable”. Eddie Payanter is credited with the biggest cricket hit in terms of miles travelled by the ball. He hit a huge six that soared outside the Manchester ground. The ball fell onto a passing train that carried it all the way to Liverpool. Before 1910, only a ball that went right out of the ground or stadium counted as six runs. In 1910the rulers of cricket were changed to allow six runs for any ball clearing the boundary without touching the ground. The world’s highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Built in 1893 after a hilltop was leveled, this cricket pitch is 2444m above sea level. India was all out for 54 runs against Sri Lanka in October 2000 - their lowest total ever in One Day International. England John Jameson, who was born in India, made his highest test score  against India. Only four test series have ended 0-0 with all five matches being drawn. India played in three of them. Paul Strang is the only Zimbabwean batsman to score 100 runs and take five wickets in an innings of a test match. British cricketers Mike Gatting and his nose was broken by a ball from Malcolm Marshall while batting against the West Indies at Kingston in 1986. The ball unfortunately dropped from his nose on to the wicket. The terms crease, duck, googly, gully, hat trick are some of them. Some of the cricket lingo or cricket words are stadium, over, tame, score, toss. Toss is a crucial moment for captain before the match. We love to be in thick of the excitement at a cricket stadium, cheering you favourite team. The Gabba of Brisbane is in Australia. The Wanderers of the Johannesburg is in South Africa. Gadaffi of Lahore is in Pakistan. Premadasa of Colombo in Sri Lanka. Bangabandhu of Dhaka is in Bangladesh. National Sports of Harare is in Zimbabwe.