How to play
If you play as batsman, to hit with bat you use arrow keys or ther keys. There are exactly 10 different bats: sweep, back foot defense, front foot defense, odd drive, advance off drive, straight drive, advance on drive, square cut, leg glance and pull shot. The keys used are arrow keys, then 'J', 'K' and 'L', as well as combinations of shift key + arrow. If you add the combinations made for left handed people there are 20 combinations in total, which is rather complicated to remember. Unfortunately these instructions are not easily accessible during the game, and that would be most helpful, when the player could just quickly remind himself on possible bats and think on which hit to play.
If you play as bowler, so called 'bowling point' appears on the court - it is shaped as a small orange circle. Using arrow keys and space bar, you move the point to where you want it and then you 'lock' that position. After that you also 'lock' the strength of the hit and then bowler throws the ball.
To run in-between wickets down arrow key is used for single run and up arrow key for second run.
It is interesting that the game has an in-game explanation of the rules and history of cricket as well. If you click on the 'About Cricket' button, you will be able to find out some basic details on for example, how the game has 2 teams with 11 players each, how the game is played since 17th century, you can learn about flipping the coin, overs, score, ways of getting out, about bowling style etc. A real mini guide for cricket beginners.