“Hit the ball twice” in cricket, so does that means that batsman can hit the ball twice?

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Definition

Cricket

adverb a mode of dismissal in which the batsman is given out ‘if, while the ball is in play, it strikes any part of his person or is struck by his bat and, before the ball has been touched by a fielder, he wilfully strikes it again with his bat or person, other than a hand not holding the bat, except for the sole purpose of guarding his wicket’ (Law 34 § 1); the dismissal is entered in the scorebook as ‘hit the ball twice’ and is not credited to the bowler. If the batsman ‘lawfully’ hits the ball a second time (i.e. to prevent it hitting his stumps) he is not allowed to take any runs from the shot. ‘Hit the ball twice’ is one of the modes of dismissal that remain valid even in the case of a no-ball. The rule dates back to the earliest (1744) code of Laws: ‘If a Ball is nipp’d up, and he strikes it again wilfully, before it came to the wicket, it’s out’. Allowing for changes in wording, the rule has remained in force throughout the history of the...
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There are a total of 11 different ways of getting out in Cricket. Also known as the mode of dismissals and in most of there 11 ways of dismissals, the bowling team has to appeal to the umpire for that dismissal.

So here’s taking a look at those 11 modes of dismissals in detail –

1. Bowled:

If the bowler’s delivery hits the stumps and bails get dislodged from the top of the stumps, the batsman is out. This is one of the most common dismissals in the game of cricket.

2. Caught

Basically there are 3 kinds of dismissials in this category caughts:

a. Caught by the fielder:

It is the dismissal in which the batsman hits the ball with the bat and the ball is caught by the fielder without the ball hitting the ground.

b. Caught and Bowled:

It is the dismissal in which the bowler who bowled the delivery took the catch himself without the ball hitting the ground.

c. Caught Behind:

It is the...

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hit the ball twice, or "double-hit", is a method of dismissal in the sport of cricket.

Definition

Law 34 of the Laws of cricket provides that:

"(a) The striker is out Hit the ball twice if, while the ball is in play, it strikes any part of his person or is struck by his bat and, before the ball has been touched by a fielder, he wilfully strikes it again with his bat or person, other than a hand not holding the bat, except for the sole purpose of guarding his wicket. See 3 below and Laws 33 (Handled the ball) and 37 (Obstructing the field).

"(b) For the purpose of this Law, 'struck' or 'strike' shall include contact with the person of the striker."

The bowler does not get credit for the wicket.[1]

History

Cricket is often considered to be a rather gentle pastime but it has a history of extreme violence. In its early days, before the modern rules had universal effect, batsmen could go...

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The laws of cricket are a set of rules established by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) which describe the laws of cricket worldwide, to ensure uniformity and fairness. There are currently 42 laws, which outline all aspects of how the game is played from how a team wins a game, how a batsman is dismissed, through to specifications on how the pitch is to be prepared and maintained. The MCC is a private club based in London in England and is no longer the game's official governing body; however the MCC retains the copyright in the laws of the game and only the MCC may change the laws, although nowadays this would usually only be done after discussions with the game's global governing body the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Cricket is one of the few sports for which the governing principles are referred to as 'Laws' rather than as 'Rules' or 'Regulations'. However regulations to supplement and/or vary the laws may be agreed for particular competitions.

The origins...

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Welcome to the greatest game of all – Cricket. This site will help explain to an absolute beginner some of the basic rules of cricket.

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Cricket is a game played with a bat and ball on a large field, known as a ground, between two teams of 11 players...

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This section is in advanced English and is only intended to be a guide, not to be taken too seriously!
With dictionary look up. Double click on any word for its definition.

Cricket is a bat and ball sport.

The objective of the game is to score more runs (points) than the opposing team. It is a team game played between two teams of eleven players each. It originated in its modern form in England, and is popular mainly in the Commonwealth countries.

In the countries of South Asia , including India , Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, cricket is by far the most popular participatory and spectator sport. It is also a major sport in places such as England and Wales, Australia , New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe and the English -speaking Caribbean (called the West Indies).

The length of the game (called a match) can last six or more hours a day, for up to five days in Test matches (internationals) the numerous intervals for lunch and tea, and the...

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Hit the ball twice, or "double-hit", is a method of dismissal in the sport of cricket.

Definition[edit]

Law 34 of the Laws of cricket states:[1]

Law 34 (Hit the ball twice)
1. Out Hit the ball twice
(a) The striker is not out if he deliberately hits the ball twice while the ball is still in play. If the ball hits the batsman or is struck by his bat and before the ball has been touched by a fielder, he wilfully strikes it again with his bat or person, other than a hand not holding the bat, except for the sole purpose of guarding his wicket. See 3 below and Laws 33 (Handled the ball) and 37 (Obstructing the field).
(b) For the purpose of this Law, 'struck' or 'strike' shall include contact with the person of the striker.

The bowler does not get credit for the wicket.[1]

History[edit]

Cricket is often considered to be a rather gentle pastime but it has a history of extreme violence. In its early days, before the modern...

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No. Hitting the ball twice intentionally is essentially an illegal action which may result in the batsman being given out Hit the ball twice under Law 34.1:

The striker is out Hit the ball twice if, while the ball is in play, it strikes any part of his person or is struck by his bat and, before the ball has been touched by a fielder, he wilfully strikes it again with his bat or person [...].

The only instance where the batsman may strike it again legally is when he does so solely to protect his wicket, as described by Law 34.3:

Solely in order to guard his wicket and before the ball has been touched by a fielder, the striker may lawfully strike the ball a second or subsequent time with his bat [...].

No runs are scored by the batsman when the ball has been hit...

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In the sport of cricket, a dismissal occurs when the batsman is out (also known as the fielding side taking a wicket and/or the batting side losing a wicket). At this point a batsman must discontinue batting and leave the field permanently for the innings. A bowling team dismisses (or bowls out) the entire batting team by dismissing 10 of the 11 players (assuming player(s) from the batting team have not retired hurt or are absent). As the players bat in pairs, when only one person is undismissed, it is not possible for them to bat any longer.

Once dismissed, a batsman cannot score any more runs in that innings. Thus dismissal is often the best way to control the runs scored in an innings, and prevent the batting side from either achieving their target score or posting a large total for the fielding side to follow in the next innings.

Additionally, in Test cricket it is usually necessary for a side fielding last to have dismissed ten players of the opposing team in...

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Law 34

Changes | Reason for change | Interpretation & Application | Video example

Changes

Changes to the Law are in italics

34.4. Runs scored from ball lawfully struck more than once

When the ball is lawfully struck more than once, as permitted in 3 above, only the first strike is to be considered in determining what runs may be scored.

(a) If on the first strike the umpire is satisfied that
(i) the ball first struck the bat
or (ii) the striker attempted to hit the ball with his bat
or (iii) the striker attempted to avoid being hit by the ball
the batting side shall not be credited with any runs but any penalties that may be applicable shall stand except that a penalty under Law 41.3 (Protective helmets belonging to the fielding side) is not to be awarded.

(b) If the umpire considers that on the first strike none of the conditions in (a) has been met, then no runs or penalties will be credited to...

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