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How do you keep score in cricket?

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Scoring in cricket is very similar to scoring in baseball. Scoring is kept track through runs, which are given based on what boundaries the batsmen hit the ball into.

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Cricket boundaries are like zones, and each zone has a point value attached to it. There are two zones in a game of cricket, fours and sixes. If a batter hits the ball onto the ground and within the boundary, a score of four is added to the total number of runs for the team. If the batter hits the ball into the air and over the boundary line, six runs are added to the total number of runs for the team.

While a player takes his turn batting, a teammate is also on the field at an opposite base, or wicket. Once the ball is hit into the air, the two teammates run and switch wickets as many times as possible until the ball is fielded. When a pair of cricket teammates switch wickets once, it is considered a single run, and one point is added to the total number of runs for the team.

Individual scoring is also accounted for in cricket. The person at bat has an individual score based on the total amount of runs scored when he is batting. The teammate who switches positions with the batter does not score individual runs until it is his turn to bat. When a batter scores 100 individual runs, it is referred to as a century or a ton.

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