Definition of leg before wicket in English:

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leg before wicket

(also leg before , abbreviation lbw)

adverb& adjective

(Of a batsman) adjudged by the umpire to be out through obstructing the ball with the leg (or other part of the body) rather than the bat, when the ball would otherwise have hit the wicket: [as adjective]: Broad was leg before for 14 runs [as adverb]: he dismissed Stephenson leg before wicket
More example sentences
  • He played across the line and I got him lbw a couple of times.
  • He was perilously close to being lbw first ball to Kasprowicz and Lee's appeal shortly after was even closer.
  • Rafique then trapped Rogers lbw one shy of a well-deserved half-century with one that turned in to the left-hander.

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