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The term total match boundaries refers to the amount of fours and sixes – boundaries – achieved by a batting side in a single game of cricket. A way that a team can get runs in cricket is to hit the ball over the boundary of the field with or without bouncing – this determines whether the team get four runs, for the former, or six for the latter.
As with many cricket betting markets the total match boundaries bet can be applied to all formats of the sport. The details of the bet will be different depending on whether the match is a test, one day international or Twenty20 fixture.
Although a test match is obviously longer than any of the limited overs formats it is a different style of game and T20 especially is played in a much more aggressive manner where boundary shots feature regularly. A total match boundaries bet will usually be set in the form of choosing within a range such as 30-40 boundaries but could also be offered as an over/under style bet.
Related bets include total match fours and total match sixes – as well similar bets breaking the game down into innings and overs.
T20 matches are well known for their dramatic batting and the format of the game has embraced big hitters more than the more sedate test match version. The most sixes scored in an international T20 match was 32 shared by West Indies and India in 2017. Unsurprisingly the match also holds the record for the most runs in an international T20 match – 489.
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