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Wicket

one of the two sets of three stumps and two bails at either end of a cricket pitch, guarded by a batsman who, with his bat, attempts to prevent the ball from hitting the wicket; named after "wicket gate", a small gate, which it historically resembled
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In cricket, a wicket is made up of three sticks (called stumps) stuck into the earth, with two small sticks (called bails) balanced on them.