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npower Test series
WICKET ALERT: BROUGHT TO YOU BY npower

If you're one of the millions who follow the cricket while you're at work, or just want to have a bit of fun while you're surfing the net, there's a great new CricInfo application which can help you keep your cricket habit under wraps.

Wicket Alert is a fun new feature brought to you during the England v Australia Tests by series sponsors npower.

When either side loses a wicket, a disappointed batsman will miraculously appear and walk across your screen. What's more, when a player is dismissed for 0, a duck will waddle across your PC all the way back to the pavilion.

To launch the new Wicket Alert service during the Test, please follow the instructions below:

INSTRUCTIONS

    1. When you first open the main scorecard at the start of the day's play, select the Wicket Alert link from the top margin.

    Click here to launch Wicket Alert now

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    2. A small Wicket Alert window will appear.

    3. Minimise this window - do not close it. You may close any other windows you are working in, including other internet browser windows.

    4. You need to leave the Wicket Alert window active (minimised) throughout the day's play, or for the whole time you want to enjoy the service.

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    5. When a wicket falls, the man (or the duck) will walk dejectedly across your screen. You do not need to be surfing CricInfo for this to happen.

    6. Click on the "Scorecard" link on the moving Wicket Alert window to go straight back to the live scorecard on ecb.co.uk to see what has happened.

    7. If you close the Wicket Alert window at any time, you can relaunch the service by going back to the main scorecard.

    WICKET ALERT HINTS AND TIPS

    For Wicket Alert to function, you need to have your internet connection open, be using a browser that supports java, and have the Wicket Alert window active.

    Wicket Alert will work best if you are using a workplace network, but will work equally well if you are online whether or not you are using CricInfo.

    If you are disconnected at any time, and your Wicket Alert window remains open, you do not need to reload the application when you reconnect.

    If the Wicket Alert window disappears, go back to the scorecard to reload the application.


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