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Third man
Third man is generally a run-saving position behind the wicketkeeper on the off-side.

The fielder is usually 45 degrees to the wicket around on the boundary.

It covers a large area - anything that goes through the slip and gully area.

Often Test teams don't have a third man because they prefer to attack than defend.





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