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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Ten ways of being out in cricket

Cricket has been one of the most complicated games of all times. It is the complication that makes it more interesting. There are 10 ways of being out in cricket which many of the cricket fans are unware. Here are the ways of being out in cricket:

Bowled: That means the bowler manages to knock a bail off the batsman’s stumps. If the ball hits the stumps but is unable to knock the stumps then the batsmen is not out.

Caught: A batsman is caught if the ball hits his bat or glove and the fielder catches it before it hits the ground. The wicketkeeper makes most catches. If the bowler catches the player out the batsman is caught and bowled. The fielders are kept in such positions where most catches take place. Catching is the most common way of being out in cricket.

Stumped: A batsman has to stay in his crease. If he advances out of his crease, then misses the ball and the wicketkeeper catches it and knocks off the bail before the batsman returns to his crease, then he is out.

Lbw: Lbw stands for leg before wicket. Simply, if the umpire decides that the ball would have hit the wicket if the batsman had not stopped it with part of his body (rather than the bat) then the player is out. Actually, the rule is much more complicated than this, that is why lbw decisions can be controversial. Though Lbw stands for Leg before wicket, it can be any body part before the wickets except the gloves and bat.

Hit wicket: This is rare, but happens when a batsman either hits his stumps with his bat or any part of the body or steps on them. The wicket is awarded to the bowler in case of hit wicket.

Run out: This happens when a player does not complete a run and fails to reach the crease before a fielder knocks the bails off the wicket (or breaks the wicket). Sometimes a very unlucky way of being out. Run out determines the coordination between the team members.

Handled ball: A batsman is out if he touches the ball with his hand. This is a very rare case of being out.

Hitting the ball twice: A player is dismissed if he attempts to score runs off a ball he has already hit once. But the exception is that batsman can stop the ball after it has landed and is going to hit the stumps after hitting the bat.

Obstructing the field: It the batsman obstructs the fielder knowingly then he is given out if the fielding players appeal for it. There are only two players and two cases of being out in this was in ODI. First person to be out obstructing the field was Rameez Raza of Pakistan and the next was Inzamam ul-Haq of Pakistan.

Timed out: A new player is allowed two minutes to walk on to the field once the previous player is out. No one is out in cricket as time out. For being time out the permission of fielding captain is required.

Note: The umpire cannot declare a batsman out until and unless there is an appeal from the fielders or bowler. The fielders or bowlers appeal for the wicket saying Howzzat.


  1. I didn't know about the rules. Thanks for it.

  2. Samantha Wilson said

    Thanks for the rules it had helped me to assist my nephew with his homework.

  3. time out it does not happen any time

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  5. thanx .i got a good knowledge.


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