Third stump in cricketCricket is the most popular game in India. Although Hockey is considered as de jure national game,yet cricket is de facto. I don't intend to discuss what is our national game, rather I want to share an interesting incident about cricket.
You are well aware of wickets on both ends of cricket pitch consist of three stumps, the upright wooden poles with two small bails on top of 3 stumps hammered into the ground. In the beginning there were only two stumps and one bail instead of three stumps and two bails, used to be hammered into the ground. It looked like a small (wicket) gate. In 1775 A match was being played. A bowler, named Lumpy Steven bowled three successive deliveries to John Small through the gate without hitting stumps. This incidents confused all cricketers of that age and they found the solution of the problem and thus the third stump was introduced in cricket.