There are 11 ways in which a batsman can be out, I bet you don’t know them all

In a cricket match, the batsman can be dismissed in many ways. But hardly anyone would know about all these rules. In this article, you can learn about 11 rules, out of which 3 are common but there are 8 which you might have never heard about before.

• The first and easiest rule of getting out in cricket is ‘Bowled’ i.e. you went to play the shot. The ball hits your stump directly or hits your bat. You are bowled.

• The most frequently occurring method of dismissing a batsman is getting caught out. Caught out means the ball hits the bat. A fielder caught the ball directly without touching the ground.

• The third rule is stumped i.e. the batsman moves forward while playing the shot and the ball misses and goes into the hands of the keeper. Immediately the batsman is stumped out.

• Run out i.e. it is mandatory for the fielder to touch the ball before it hits the wicket to make a run-out valid if the fielder dislodges the bails while running between the wickets and any of the batsmen fails to make his mark. If it remains, the batsman is considered run-out.

• LBW: This is also a common rule, if the batsman comes ahead of the wicket while playing a shot due to which the ball does not hit his bat but is hit by his foot, then it is called LBW.

• Hit wicket occurs when the batsman’s bat or his foot touches the wicket for any reason and he is declared hit wicket out.

• Double Hit Rule: This is very exciting, if the batsman hits the ball more than once then he is out under the double hit rule.

• Obstructing the field rule, in which a batsman deliberately runs in such a way as to prevent the ball from hitting the stumps, can be given out by the umpire on appeal by the fielding team.

• Timed Out This is one of the rarest methods of dismissal in cricket. If a batsman fails to reach the crease within a certain time limit, he is given out by the umpire on appeal by the opposition team. The time limit is three minutes for ODI and Test cricket and two minutes for T20I. Additionally, if a batsman does not resume his play after the break, he may also be timed out.

• Handled Ball Rule: If a batsman deliberately touches the ball with his hand or does not hold the bat with his hand, he is considered out, unless he does so with the consent of the fielder.

• Mankading: When the bowler bowls the ball and if the batsman goes beyond the crease, then the bowler has the option to get him out before bowling the ball.

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