Definition of lose a wicket in English:

lose a wicket


  • (of the batting side) have a batsman dismissed.

    ‘the tourists lost their last seven wickets for 94’
    • ‘The Keighley side lost a wicket without a run on the board then progressed to 15-1 when play halted.’
    • ‘They knocked off the runs without losing a wicket.’
    • ‘That looked a viable viewpoint when Chorley lost a wicket off just the third ball of their innings.’
    • ‘The home side lost a wicket with the score on 16 and then proceeded to hit the ball to all parts of the ground.’
    • ‘On a pitch that became increasingly difficult to bat on, East Lancs were rocked by losing a wicket to the first ball of their reply and in truth they never recovered.’
    • ‘The Saints lost a wicket to the first ball of their innings and continued to struggle.’
    • ‘Leicestershire, at last, showed some backbone to their batting, managing to see out the day without losing a wicket - a notable performance after their double capitulation against Durham last week.’
    • ‘Our plan after tea was not to lose a wicket, to end the day with at least two recognised batsmen out in the middle and we didn't do that… With four or five overs to go I should have played a better shot.’
    • ‘The Red Rose derby between Barrowford and Pendle Forest saw the Bull Holme side make 237 without losing a wicket.’
    • ‘When a player loses a wicket, 10 runs are deducted from the batting team's total and the player remains at the crease.’