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This rule is fairly complex, a basic overview of the rule is provided below: - The ball hits the batsman in front of the stumps before hitting his/her bat and in the opinion of the umpire, if it had not been blocked by the batsman's body, would have gone on to hit the batsman's stumps. - In practice there are a number of subtleties to the rule, for example: * If the ball hits the batsman outside the line of the off stump and the batsman was playing a genuine shot (but missed the ball), then he cannot be given out.

* If the ball pitches outside the line of the leg stump, the batsman can never be given out, even if he does not play a shot. More information about cricket can be found here:

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LBW stands for Leg Before Wicket. In simple terms, the batsman is stood so that his leg(s) obscure all or part of the stumps. If the ball was bowled - and would have clearly hit the bales or stumps if the batsman wasn't there - he (or she) is given 'out LBW'

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In what sport is the term lbw used?

LBW - meaning 'Leg Before Wicket' is used in Cricket.

What does LBW stand for in cricket?

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With which gamewould you associate the term LBW?

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