The cricket field is divided into several zones. The main one is where the bowler throws the ball towards the batsman. A defensive field is an area where players are dispersed in such a way as to prevent the opponent from making a large number of runs. It is in this area that it is easiest to stop the ball.
Defensive field: the basic meaning
When the ball flies towards the boundary, the players on the kicking team expect it to cross it. Thus, they will receive six points, not four (unless the projectile is poured over the designated line). Batting side cricketers also protect their batsman from being taken out of the game by an opponent to score more points.