Last man stands cricket

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Last Man Stands cricket (LMS) is a form of cricket played with only 8 players per side. It originated in England in 2005. It is a 20-over format where a pink ball is used. [1][2]

Rules and regulations[edit]

  • Played with 8 players per side.
  • The most distinguishing feature of this form of cricket is that if a team loses 7 wickets in an innings, the remaining batsman continues to bat without a partner, instead of being stranded (according to the normal Laws of Cricket, a batsman cannot bat without a partner).

World wide recognition[edit]

This form of cricket is most recognised due to the Last man stands feature which is contrary to the usual Laws of Cricket.

The concept of "Last Man Stands" is also used in the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes tournament from 1999.


  1. ^ "Be the last man standing | South Coast Herald". South Coast Herald. 2014-05-29. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  2. ^ "LAST MAN STANDS". Retrieved 2017-10-31.