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Encyclopedia > Dismissal (cricket)

In the sport of cricket, a dismissal occurs when the batsman is out (also known as taking a wicket). For the insect, see Cricket (insect). ... Cricket batsman A batsman in the sport of cricket is, depending on context: Any player in the act of batting. ...


Ways of getting out

A batsman can be dismissed in a number of ways, the most common being bowled, caught, leg before wicket (LBW), stumped and run out. Much rarer are hit wicket, hit the ball twice, handled the ball, obstructing the field and timed out. In the sport of cricket, leg before wicket (LBW) is one of the ways in which a batsman can be dismissed. ...

The bowler only "gets credit" for a wicket if the batsman is out bowled, LBW, caught, stumped, or hit wicket. If the ball is a no ball then the batsman cannot be out in any of these ways. The batsman can, however, be out run out, handled the ball, hit the ball twice, obstructing the field, or timed out on any ball. Darren Gough bowling A bowler in the sport of cricket is usually a player whose speciality is bowling. ... In the sport of cricket a no ball is an illegal delivery by the bowler. ...

Law 2.9(b) : Retired

If any batsman leaves the field of play without the Umpire's consent for any reason other than injury or incapacity, he may resume the innings only with the consent of the opposing captain. If he fails to resume his innings, he recorded as being Retired - out.

Only two players in Test history have ever been given out in this manner, Marvan Atapattu and Mahela Jayawardene - both in the same match playing for Sri Lanka against Bangladesh in September 2001. Marvan Atapattu (born 22 November 1970 in Kalutara) is a Sri Lankan cricketer and the current captain. ... Mahela Jayawardene, born 27 May 1977, is the vice captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team. ... September 2001 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Events September 4 - Google is awarded U.S. Patent 6,285,999, for the PageRank search algorithm used in the Google search engine September 5 - Perus attorney general files homicide charges against ex-President Alberto...

Law 30 : Bowled

If a bowler's delivery hits the stumps and dislodges a bail, the striker (the batsman facing the bowler) is out. The ball can either have struck the stumps directly, or have been deflected off the bat or body of the batsman. However, the batsman is not out bowled if the ball is touched by a fielder before hitting the stumps. In the sport of cricket, the term stump has three different meanings: part of the wicket, a manner of dismissing a batsman, and the end of the days play (stumps). Part of the wicket The stumps are three vertical posts supporting the bails to form a wicket at each... In the sport of cricket, a bail is one of the two smaller sticks placed on top of the three stumps to form a wicket. ... Fielding in the sport of cricket is what fielders do to collect the ball when it is struck by the batsman in such a way as to either limit the number of runs that the batsman scores or get the batsman out by catching the ball or running the batsman...

Law 31 : Timed out

If a new player takes more than three minutes to enter the field of play after the previous batsman was ruled out, then the new player is out. In the case of extremely long delays, the umpires may forfeit the match to either team. This method of taking a wicket has never been employed in the history of Test cricket. However how long a delay is allowed before calling the game a forfeit, is still not known! Timed out is a method of dismissal in the sport of cricket. ...

Law 32 : Caught

If the striker strikes the ball with the bat and the ball is caught by the bowler or a fielder before it hits the ground, then the striker is out.

"Caught behind" indicates that a player was caught by the wicket-keeper. "Caught and bowled" indicates the player who bowled the ball also took the catch.

Law 33 : Handled the ball

If the batsman touches the ball with his hand for any purpose other than, with the approval of the fielders, to return the ball to the bowler, he is out. Handled the ball is a method of dismissal in the sport of cricket. ...

Only nine batsman have been out handled the ball in the history of Test cricket (Russell Endean, Andrew Hilditch, Mohsin Khan, Desmond Haynes, Graham Gooch, Steve Waugh, Mohinder Amarnath, Michael Vaughan and Inzamam-Ul-Haq). William Russell Endean (born May 31, 1924, Johannesburg, Transvaal, died June 28, 2003, England) was a South African cricketer who played in 28 Tests from 1951 to 1958. ... Andrew Mark Jefferson Hilditch (born May 20, 1956, North Adelaide, South Australia) is a former Australian cricketer who played in 18 Tests and 8 ODIs from 1979 to 1985. ... Mohsin Hasan Khan (born March 15, 1955, Karachi, Sind) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 48 Tests and 75 ODIs from 1977 to 1986. ... Desmond Haynes (born February 15, 1956 in Barbados) is a West Indian cricketer and cricket coach. ... Graham Alan Gooch (born July 23, 1953) is a former cricket captain for Essex and England. ... Stephen Rodger Waugh (born June 2, 1965 in Canterbury, New South Wales) is a former Australian cricketer and was the captain of the Australian Test cricket team from 1999 to 2004. ... Mohinder Amarnath is an Indian cricketer. ... Michael Paul Vaughan OBE is an English cricketer, and captain of the England cricket team. ... Inzamam-ul-Haq (born 3 March 1970) is a Pakistani cricketer. ...

Law 34 : Hit the ball twice

If the batsman hits the ball twice, he is out. But the second hit must be an actual hit: the batsman may stop the ball a second time with his bat; this action is often performed to stop the ball from hitting the stumps. Hit the ball twice is a method of dismissal in the sport of cricket. ...

No batsman has been out hit the ball twice in Test cricket. Test cricket is the longest form of the sport of cricket. ...

Law 35 : Hit wicket

If the batsman dislodges his own stumps with his body or bat, he is out.

This law does not apply if he was avoiding a ball thrown back to the wicket by a fielder, or broke the wicket in avoiding a run out.

Being out Hit-wicket is often seen as a comedic method of dismissal. Jonathan Agnew and Brian Johnston, commentators on BBC Radio's Test Match Special got themslves into difficulty when Ian Botham dislodged the bails trying to step over the stumps playing a hook shot. Jonathan Philip Agnew (nicknamed Aggers) is an English cricket broadcaster and former professional cricketer. ... Brian Alexander Johnston (June 24, 1912 - January 5, 1994) (known as Johnners) was a cricket commentator for the BBC from 1946 until his death. ... BBC Radio is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation which has operated in the United Kingdom under the terms of a Royal Charter since 1927. ... Test Match Special (known as TMS) is a radio programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4 (long wave), Five Live Sports Extra (digital) and the internet to the UK and (where broadcasting rights permit) the rest of the world. ... Ian Terence Botham OBE, (born November 24, 1955 in Heswall, Cheshire) (nicknamed Both, Beefy, Beef or Guy the Gorilla) was an England Test cricketer. ... The hook shot is considered one of the most difficult shots to defend. ...

In the recent Test Series between England and Pakistan at Headingley the Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq was out hit wicket when he fell over the stumps and dislodged the bails. Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... Headingley Lane, Leeds Headingley is a suburb of the English city of Leeds in the county of Yorkshire. ... Inzamam-ul-Haq (born 3 March 1970) is a Pakistani cricketer. ...

Law 36 : Leg before wicket (LBW)

If the ball strikes any part of the batsman's person (not necessarily the leg), and, in the umpire's judgement, the ball would have hit the batsman's stumps but for this interception, then the batsman is out. The point of impact must be within line with the batsman's stumps and the bowler's stumps if the batsman is playing a stroke. The batsman can be given out if the ball strikes him outside the off stump, if the ball would have hit the stumps and if the batsman is playing no stroke. Also, the ball cannot have made contact with the bat or glove before hitting the batsman. In the sport of cricket, leg before wicket (LBW) is one of the ways in which a batsman can be dismissed. ... An umpire in cricket (from the Old French Nompere meaning not equal, i. ...

Law 37 : Obstructing the field

If the batsman, by action or by words, obstructs a fielder, then he is out. However, a batsman is allowed to obstruct the view of a fielder by standing in front of him. He may also stand in between the fielder and the stumps. The rule intends to prevent batsman from interfering with a fielder by, for instance, pushing him. Also, a player may be given out if they deliberatly hit a ball being thrown back to the keeper whilst being out of their crease, as happened to Inzamam-ul-Haq. Obstructing the field is a method of dismissal in the sport of cricket. ... Inzamam-ul-Haq (born 3 March 1970) is a Pakistani cricketer. ...

Only one individual has ever been out obstructing the field in a Test match (when England's Len Hutton in 1951, playing against South Africa at The Oval in London, prevented the South Africans from catching him whilst knocking the ball away from his stumps). For more coverage of cricket, go to the Cricket portal. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... The famous gasometers, which are now listed buildings. ...

In one day cricket however three people have been given out obstructing the field. The first was Pakistan's Rameez Raja and the latest one has been Inzamam-ul-Haq against India in February 2006. Rameez Hasan Raja (b. ... Inzamam-ul-Haq (born 3 March 1970) is a Pakistani cricketer. ...

Law 38 : Run out

If a fielder uses the ball to remove the bails from either set of stumps whilst the batsmen are running between the wickets (or otherwise away from the crease during the course of play), then the batsman (striker or non-striker) is out. The batsman nearest the set of stumps from which the bails were removed, but not actually in safe territory, is given out. If the batsman has any part of his body or his bat (if he's holding it) on the ground behind the line of the crease, then he cannot be run out (except if both batsmen are on the same side of a crease); frequently it is a close call whether or not a batsman gained his ground in this way before the bails were removed. (The difference between stumped and run out is that the wicketkeeper may stump a batsman who goes too far forward to play the ball, while any fielder, including the keeper, may run out a batsman who goes too far for any other purpose, including for taking a run.) In the sport of cricket the word wicket has several distinct meanings: // Meanings of wicket Each wicket consists of three stumps, upright wooden poles that are hammered into the ground, topped with two wooden crosspieces, known as the bails. ...

Law 39 : Stumped

If the striker steps in front of the crease to play the ball, leaving no part of his anatomy or the bat on the ground behind the crease, and the wicket-keeper is able to remove the bails from the wicket with the ball, then the striker is out. In the sport of cricket, the crease is the area demarcated by white lines painted or chalked on the field of play. ... A wicket keeper in characteristic position, ready to face a delivery. ...

See stump for more information. In the sport of cricket, the term stump has three different meanings: part of the wicket, a manner of dismissing a batsman, and the end of the days play (stumps). Part of the wicket The stumps are three vertical posts supporting the bails to form a wicket at each...

See also

Cricket Portal

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External links

  • The Laws of Cricket

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