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1. A nice gentle start to the innings. Your batsman plays the first 4 balls back to the bowler, scoring no runs. An easy single through the covers (on the off side) off the fifth ball, and then another no scoring ball to finish off the over. How many runs in total has your team scored from the first over?
2. The first ball of the second over is pulled by the batsman along the ground and over the leg side boundary. The next four balls all result in no runs being scored, before the batsman scramble a couple of runs off the last ball thanks to a misfield by the fielder on the Third Man (Off side, behind the wicket) boundary. So how many runs in total off this over?
3. The third over of the match, and this ends up as a "Maiden" over - how many runs do you think were scored off this over in total?
4. The fourth over of the innings, and a single bye is scored from the first ball - and a four from the last ball. How many team runs in total from the 4th over?
5. OK, two singles off the first two balls of the 5th over. A four through extra cover of the third, and another four over long off from the 4th. No runs from the rest of the over - how many runs in total scored from this over?
6. At the start of the next over, the first ball is driven by the batsman through the covers, along the ground, and across the boundary. The stroke is repeated off the next ball. The third ball goes for a single, the fourth goes through fine leg for a four, and the last two balls were "dot balls" - how many have you scored from the over?
7. OK, it's the seventh over of the game, and your team scores the following from it- A single, a maximum, another single, two dot balls and a leg bye. How many runs has your team scored in total from the over?
8. In this over, a sudden collapse - the bowler takes a hat trick from the first three balls, then the new batsman sees out the remainder of the over without attempting any runs, and nor are any extras scored. So how many runs in total have your team scored from the 8th over?
9. Only two overs to go in the innings now - you score 4 leg byes from the first ball after the ball hits the batsman's pads, and is deflected over the boundary rope. A "wide" is called off the next ball, adding another run to the total, then two more boundary fours and 3 singles are scored from the rest of the over - a good over for you, because your team added how many runs?
10. The last over of the 10 over slog, and the batsman is really going for the big hits now - in fact, he manages to repeat a feat first accomplished by Sir Gary Sobers for Nottinghamshire in 1968, repeated by Indian Ravi Shastri in 1985, then the feat was seen twice more in 2007. How many runs from the final over?
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