Appealing & Getting Out

Appealing. When the fielding team believes the batsman is out they have to appeal ‘How’s that?’ to the umpire at which point the umpire makes a decision. They should appeal before the bowler begins the run up for the next delivery or the bowling action for the delivery if there is no run up.

  1. Fallen wicket. A fallen wicket or bails is one of the many situations that lead to a dismissal. The wicket or bail can be struck by a ball delivered by the bowler, the batsman’s bat or body, and a fielder holding the ball.
  2. Batsman out of crease. If any part of the batsmen’s bat or body is out of the ground behind the popping crease, they are out of their ground and can be run out or stumped. If both batsmen are out of their ground whichever popping crease each is closest to belongs to that batsman.

Methods of dismissal

143 Poor Stumps…

  • Bowled. This is when the bowler delivers a ball that strikes the wicket and causes either a stump or bail to fall on the condition that the ball is legitimate and it hasn’t touched a fielder or the umpire on its way.
  • Timed out. Once a batsman is out the new batsman has three minutes to take up the position to bat failure to do so will result in his/her dismissal. No one is credited with this wicket.

Dwayne Leverock’s athletic catch

  • Caught. When the legitimate ball is bowled if it strikes the bat or the hand that holds it and goes on to be caught by a fielder without being allowed to bounce on the ground the batsman is out caught. No runs gained while the ball is in the air are allowed.

Gooch handles the ball

  • Handled the ball. The batsman is dismissed under this law if he purposely touches the ball with either hand, without the consent of the opposition.
  • Hit the ball twice. If the batsman hits the ball with his bat or person and then hits it again only to save his wicket or when he has the consent of the opposition, if not he is out under this law.
  • Hit wicket. When the ball is live, if the batsman knocks down a bail or stump with his bat or body or knocks either of them down when he is attempting to run, he is out under this law.

Ponting trapped LBW

  • Leg before wicket. If a delivery which does not hit the bat makes contact with the batsman in such a way that if he was not there it would have gone on to strike the wicket the batsman in out leg before wicket, provided that the ball is not pitched on the leg side of the wicket. The striker’s stance determines where off and leg side will be. If the ball makes contact with the batsman outside the line of the off stump this is not out.
  • Obstructing the field. If a batsman verbally or physically impedes the fielding team on purpose he is out by this law.

Ricky Ponting Run Out

  • Run out. When the ball is in play and the batsman is ‘out of his crease’ (see above) he is out if the fielding team puts his wicket down in a fair manner.

Tendulkar Stumped

  • Stumped. Again if the ball is in play and the batsman is out of his crease and the wicket keeper has taken down the wicket the batsman is out stumped. On the conditions that:
  • The ball was not a No ball
  • That only the wicket keeper was involved
  • The batsman was not attempting a run.