Top 5 Laws/Rules That Changed Test Cricket Forever (Subtitles Included)

Hello everyone Welcome to another video from RottenSpine Production Today we look at Top 5 Rules that “changed” Test Cricket
forever. Test Cricket is the highest form of
competition in sport of cricket. The first ever day/night Test Match
is scheduled to take place on 27th of November
2015 at the Adelaide,
Oval between Australia and New Zealand. The decision of using the pink ball for improved
night vision can only be described as
polarizing one among fans, experts, officials and
even among the players. it’s pink? it’s pink? it’s pink? Whether this experiment
helps in the evolution of cricket in
modern day or not is remain to be seen. So let’s take a look
at the list Number
5 Spirit of
The Game Ball tampering, sledging or
distracting the opposition, wasting of time
or unfair bowling… Well…
Ashes Trophy of 1930? Oval Test? The
“Bodyline?” Well,The First Section of
Law 42 of the Laws
of Cricket Covers
“Fair & Unfair play.” It clearly states that the captains of the two teams have the responsibility
for ensuring that play is conducted according to the spirit and traditions
of the game, as well as within its laws. Number
4 Throwing or
Underarm bowling Throwing was first regulated
in laws produced in 1829. In 1864 overarm bowling was
permitted for the first time. Though underarm bowling was still
a common sight in 1877. 1877? What about
1981? Australia vs New Zealand
in an ODI? Remember anyone? Number
3 Balls Per Over Boy! That was a tough one. Though since 1979 all Test Cricket has been played with
six balls per over. But it originally,
in England, had 4 then it became 5,
then 6, then 8 then 6 again. Why I say England? Well take a look at this chart. Look at Australia They had 4,6,8,
6,8,6 Look at
South Africa 4,5,6,
8,6 Each country had their own timeline for how many balls to be
bowled in an over. Interestingly enough,
the length of an over was officially
standardized at six balls for
all matches only in the year 2000. Number
2 Follow-on rule &
11-a-side 21st of april 1884
was the day in which number of player
was formalized at 11 a side, the size of the ball was formalised
for the first time too. And the follow-on rule was introduced. Before this rule, it meant that the side that batted first and was fully on top
of a match, and having scored
lots of runs would have to wait, until they themself
was dismissed a second time before it could attempt to
win the match. The initial follow-on rule was
“faulty” though, as it required a side to
follow-on when it was behind. A side could deliberately concede
its last wickets in the first innings in return for
being able to bowl last on a deteriorating pitch. Later the follow-on rule was
changed so that a team sufficiently ahead of
its opposition has the option on whether
to enforce it or not. Number
1 L.B.W In 1809, a new method of
dismissal was introduced. Previously, as cricket uses a hard ball and leg-pads were not used, players would naturally play with
their legs away from the wicket. As batsmen started to wear pads, they became willing to cover their
stumps with their legs to prevent the ball
from hitting it. Therefore a “leg before wicket” rule
was introduced so that a batsman preventing the ball
hitting the stumps with his legs would be out. And that was our top 5 rules that changed
Test Cricket forever. Hope you will share your thoughts
on this video by leaving a comment below. Tell us how we can improve on our videos. Till then, I am Sany from
RottenSpine Production, Have A Good Day!

2 thoughts on “Top 5 Laws/Rules That Changed Test Cricket Forever (Subtitles Included)

  1. in case u dont know what exactly is a follow on and how it works:-it depends if it is a 4 day or 5 day.for 4 day 100 runs will play a major role and in a 5day 200 runs will play its major role.suppose England scored 400 runs in the first innings and declared.and then Australia got 180 then England will get a follow on and force Australia to bat again because 400-200 =200 ..20 runs higher than than Australias full score .but if australia got 201 there will be no follow if u understood

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