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Safe -is in four feet (1.22 m) in front of each wicket (that is, towards the other wicket) across the field. There is a line called the popping crease. Although this line should actually be 12 feet (3.66 m) long, it is believed to extend to the boundaries of the playing area. If a part of a batsman’s body or a bat (in his hands) touches the ground outside the popping crease, it is customary to say that he is “in his ground” (on his territory) or “made his ground / in safe” (in safety).

Nisha Bhavani
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