If a batsman is bowled off a free hit, can he still score any runs?


No-ball delivery:

When a bowler over-steps, resulting in a no-ball, and the batsman's wicket has been disturbed with the ball going to the boundary, then 5 runs are awarded to the batting side. Five runs is split as one for overstepping and four for the boundary. All these 5 runs go into the extras (no-ball) column. However, if the ball touches the bat/glove before hitting the stumps and then goes to the boundary, 1 run is added in the extras column for the no-ball and 4 runs are added to the batsman's score. Either way, the batting side get 5 runs.

More details, including the excerpt below, can be found here and here.

13 - Runs resulting from a No ball - how scored
The one run penalty shall be scored as a No ball extra. Any runs completed by the batsmen or any boundary allowance shall be credited to the striker if the ball has been struck by the bat; otherwise they shall also be scored as No ball extras.

Free-hit delivery:


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Answer in Short : yes it's true.

Answer in Details :

A batsman is out Run out if at any time while the ball is in play no part of his bat or person is grounded behind the popping crease and his wicket is fairly put down by the opposing side.

A batsman may be dismissed Run out whether or not a run is being attempted, even if the delivery is a no ball. There are a number of exceptions to this:

A batsman is not run out if he or his bat had been grounded behind the popping crease, but he subsequently leaves it to avoid injury, when the wicket is put down. A batsman is not run out if the ball has not been touched by a fielder (excluding a helmet worn by a fielder), after the bowler has entered his delivery stride, before the wicket is put down. (Therefore, the bowler may not run out the striker instead of bowling to him. This also means that the non-striker is not out if a ball hit by the striker puts down the non-striker's wicket, provided the ball did not...
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Firstly dead ball in cricket basically means the time in between two balls. The ball being dead means the period of this ball has ended and the next ball will begin when the bowler starts his run up again. This is why they signal a dead ball when bowlers miss their run up.

Now then, as there no "dead-ball" which can be bowled, we need to understand what happens if a ball bounces twice or more.

MCC rules state that a ball may be called a no-ball if it bounces more that twice before reaching the batsman/popping crease. This means if it bounces twice it is a legal delivery. So in both cases whether bouncing twice or more if the batsman hits it, he gets the runs.

I see some people referring to Trevor Chappell's underarm ball.

Actually, as per rules prevalent then, an underarm ball was a perfectly legal delivery. Unsporting but legal. And therefore Trevor was right according to the laws. However, subsequently MCC and ICC banned underarm bowling and the rule...

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Everybody agrees that the most popular sport in the world today is soccer. But which is the second most popular? Is it basketball? Maybe rugby? Tennis perhaps? No, as you've probably guessed by now, the answer seems to be cricket. The reason for this is that cricket is the number one sport in many countries with huge populations, such as India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It is popular in many other countries as well, including the U.K., Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Cricket is, like baseball, a "bat and ball" game in which bowlers "bowl" the ball and batsmen try to hit "shots" with a bat and score runs for their team. As in baseball, batsmen are "out" if their shot is caught, or if they don't get to a "safe haven" in time when they're making runs. What is very different, however, is the time taken to play the game. In cricket, a single game in the traditional "Test match" format can take five full days to complete! But thankfully there are shorter formats for...

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Sir Donald 'Don' Bradman AC (27 August 1908 – 25 February 2001), often called The Don, was an Australian cricketer. He was a batsman. When he played his last Test match, he only needed to score four runs to have a batting average of 100 runs over the whole of his Test Match career. But he was "out for a duck" (out before he scored any runs) after facing only two balls so his average was 99.94, which was still much higher than any other batsman's average. Most cricket experts think he was the best batsman of all time. He was a great hero in Australia, and he was voted the greatest Australian of the 20th century.

The Don's command over the game showed as a batsman, as a captain, as a selector, as a writer and as an administrator. Jeff Thomson remarked that bowling to Don was one of his "greatest moments". This happened in 1977–78 in Adelaide during India's tour to Australia. In Thomson's words

"Sir Don was batting in a suit, no pads, no gloves, just a bat. He must've been...
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In the sport of cricket, an extra (sometimes called a sundry) is a run scored by a means other than a batsman hitting the ball.

Other than runs scored off the bat from a no ball, a batsman is not given credit for extras and the extras are tallied separately on the scorecard and count only towards the team's score. A game with many extras is often considered as untidy bowling; conversely, a game having few extras is seen as tidy bowling.

No ball[edit]

An umpire may call a No Ball when the bowler or fielder commits an illegal action during bowling. A no ball is entered in a batsman's scorecard as a ball faced.

The most common reason for a no ball is overstepping the popping crease for the front foot at the instant of delivery. A rarer reason is when the bowler's back foot touches or lands outside the return crease. Another reason for calling a no ball is when a bowler throws (or chucks) the ball. A very new[when?] rule was made by the ICC that if the...

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11. BONUS: Retired out

A cricket batsman can retire due to something preventing them from continuing their innings (usually injury). As long as they inform the umpire, and as long as they are able, they can return and continue batting later in their team's innings.

It is possible, however, for a batsman to retire out if they do not inform the umpire that they wish to return. This is relatively common in practice or warm-up matches but has only ever happened twice in Test cricket - both in the same match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in 2001. Top-level teams usually avoid retiring their batsmen out as it can be considered demeaning to the opposition.

While retired out is a legitimate way for a batsman to end his innings, it's not considered one of the ten ways of getting out in cricket as the batsman is not actually...

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Bowler Shaun Pollock bowls to batsman Michael Hussey. The paler strip is the cricket pitch. The two sets of three wooden stumps on the pitch are the wickets. The two white lines are the creases.

Cricket is a bat-and-ball sport contested by two teams, usually of 11 players each. A cricket match is played on a grass field, roughly oval in shape, at the center of which is a flat strip of ground 22 yards (20.12 m) long, called a cricket pitch. At each end of the pitch is a construction of three parallel wooden stakes (known as stumps) driven vertically into the ground, with two small crosspieces (known as bails) laid across the top of them. This wooden structure is called a wicket. Cricket has drawn many comparisons to the American pastime of baseball, with both playing with innings, a bat and ball. While a home run is the best hit in baseball, the "sixer" in cricket gives six runs on one hit.

Cricket has been an established team sport for hundreds of years. It...

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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.


Agricultural shot

a swing across the line of the ball played without much technique. Often one that results in a chunk of the


being dug up by the


. A type of a



All out

when an


is ended due to ten of the eleven


on the batting side being either


or unable to bat because of injury or illness.


a player adept at batting and bowling, or batting and wicket-keeping.

All-round spin

a player who can bowl both wrist spin and finger spin adeptly.


a top-order batsman capable of batting for a long duration throughout the innings. Usually batsman playing at numbers 3 or 4 play such a role, especially if there is a batting collapse. An anchor...

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This is a glossary of terms used in the sport of cricket.


All-rounder – a player who is proficient in both batting and bowling; the majority of players are specialists in one discipline

Appeal –

Arm ball –

Attack – though the batsmen score the runs, "the attack" always refers to the bowlers, who take the wickets

Away swinger – see "Out-swinger"


Backlift –

Bail – see Wicket

Ball – see Cricket ball

Bat – see Cricket bat

Batsman – see Batting (cricket)

Batting – see Batting (cricket)

Batting average –

Batting order –

Beamer –

Benefit season –

Blockhole –

Bodyline –

Bouncer –

Boundary –

Bowled – a common means of dismissal by which the bowler has hit the wicket with the ball and the wicket has "broken" with at least one bail being dislodged (note that if the ball hits the wicket without dislodging a bail it is not...

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“Was he in the Beatles?”

Cricket is played all over the world by eccentric idiotic police constables and others who would like emulate them. It is also played in Australia and Yorkshire, and unlike rounders, it is not the same as baseball.

It is an apparently pointless sport with rules which no one really understands involving 15 men standing around in a field who occasionally run around, but on the whole stand completely motionless hoping something might happen. Cricket is universally considered one of the most boring and tedious of sports, but continues to be popular the world over with the boring and tedious.

edit Origins of Cricket

People have always been hitting balls with sticks, but in its current format Cricket was first mentioned in the now lost letter of St.Paul (Third Letter to the Umpire) which questioned a decision made in a game between the Corinthians and the Ephesians. St.Paul appears to have played in that game but 'threw his bat' at an...

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An Explanation of Cricket


Cricket is a team sport for two teams of eleven players each. A formal game of cricket can last anything from an afternoon to several days.

Although the game play and rules are very different, the basic concept of cricket is similar to that of baseball. Teams bat in successive innings and attempt to score runs, while the opposing team fields and attempts to bring an end to the batting team's innings. After each team has batted an equal number of innings (either one or two, depending on conditions chosen before the game), the team with the most runs wins.

(Note: In cricket-speak, the word "innings" is used for both the plural and the singular. "Inning" is a term used only in baseball.)

Cricket Ball: Hard, cork and string ball, covered with leather. A bit like a baseball (in size and hardness), but the leather covering is thicker and joined in two hemispheres, not in a tennis ball pattern. The seam is thus like an...
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Delhi batsman Mohit Ahlawat created world record as he became the first batsman to score 300 runs in an innings in T20 cricket. He achieved this never seen before feat in a local T20 tournament at Delhi’s Lalita Park, playing for Maavi XI against Friend’s XI, reported ABP News.

The 21-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman scored an unbeaten 300 off 72 balls including 39 sixes and 14 fours. After 18 overs of play, Ahlawat was batting on 250 but still managed to cross the 300-mark as the youngster hit five sixes in the last five balls of the innings as he scored 34 runs in the final over. His team posted a mammoth total fo 416 runs in 20 overs. Also Read: Virat Kohli is the best ODI batsman, says Ricky Ponting

The 21-year old Mohit is still sinking into this exemplary show of power-hitting. “I have to believe that I have done this,” he smiles. “I hope Gauti bhaiyya takes note of this,” he says as in the past, Gautam Gambhir vouched for his inclusion into the Delhi Ranji...

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In short Theoretically yes but practically it seems impossible

A six is considered to be the most fruitful shot in cricket. At times, commentators and writers even use the word ‘maximum’ for it .In case it's a no ball the number can be extended to seven.

A pair of batsmen can run any number of times between the wickets and yes, all those runs will be calculated in the tally of whoever played the stroke. In fact, if over throw happens, that too goes in kitty of batsman who played the stroke. There have been occassions, mainly in Australia were grounds are pretty big, that batsmen run four runs off one ball.

As far as the answer of the tricky question – how many runs can be taken by a batsman by running? – is concerned, a pair can run as many runs as it can, till the time the ball is in play. There is no limit to it as per the cricket laws.

Barring a few exceptions – running during the bowler's run-up, disallowed leg-byes, hitting the ball twice – two...

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On a day that seemed like a highlight reel from a decade back, Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni rolled back the years to show how they still are a force to reckon with in the 50-overs format, helping themselves to a century each and decimating the English opposition beyond repair.

The Indian innings started off in terrible fashion, tumbling to 25-3, before Dhoni and Yuvraj unleashed their strokes and sent the bowlers into a tizzy. Their partnership was the highest fourth-wicket stand for any pair against England. They also became the fifth pair to hit more than 10+ century stands for India.

MS Dhoni, started cautiously, but later switched gears. And by the time he finished, he had stroked ten boundaries and smashed six over the ropes.

MS Dhoni and India rode the wave

England threw everything at the talismanic batsman, but success eluded them.

The tourists were clearly devoid of any luck, for the only time they managed to get through the defences of MS...

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In cricket, to score a run, a striker must hit the ball and run to the opposite end of the pitch, while his non-striking partner runs to his end. Both runners must touch the ground behind the popping crease with either his bat or his body to register a run. If the striker hits the ball well enough, the batsmen may double back to score two or more runs. At times, four or more runs may be scored off a single ball in this fashion. This is known as running between wickets. However, if a fielder knocks the bails off the stumps with the ball while no batsman is grounded behind the nearest popping crease; the nearest batsman is run-out. (See: Dismissal of a Batsman for more details.) The batsmen will elect to run only when they believe they have a good chance of scoring runs without getting out in this fashion. If the striker hits the ball to a nearby fielder, the batsmen may simply choose not to run.

If the batsman hits the ball such that the fielders fail to stop it reaching the...

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A no-ball is a delivery which does not count as one of the bowler's six legitimate balls in one over.

The fielding team are penalised one run every time a no-ball is bowled, which is added to the extras tally of the batting team.

The extra run will also be added to the bowler's overall figures.

The umpire will call a no ball by raising an arm at shoulder height and the fielding team must bowl another legitimate delivery.

If the batsman scores off a no ball, the runs will be added to their individual score.

There are a couple of anomalies, though.

In domestic 40-over cricket, a no-ball concedes two runs. In Twenty20 cricket, a no-ball is followed by a 'free hit', a delivery from which the batsman can not be bowled or caught out, but can still be run out.

They cannot be dismissed off a no ball - only except if the batsman is run out.

The umpire will call a no ball if:

• The heel of the bowler's front foot lands on or in...

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In the sport of cricket a No ball is a penalty against the fielding team, usually as a result of an illegal delivery by the bowler. For most cricket games, especially amateur games, the definition of all forms of No ball is from the MCC Laws of Cricket,[1] although youth cricket often has stricter rules on beamers, and international cricket has stricter rules on beamers, but laxer rules on bouncers.

The delivery of a No ball results in one run – two under some Regulations – to be added to the batting team's score, and an additional ball must be bowled. In addition, the number of ways in which the batsman can be given out is reduced except for run out. In shorter competition cricket, a batsman receives a 'free hit' on the ball after any kind of No ball (see below). This means the batsman can freely hit one ball with no danger of being out in most ways.

No balls due to overstepping the crease are not uncommon, especially in short form cricket, and fast bowlers tend to...

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Cricket gets bums on the seats, it would be fair to say, because fans, in general, want to see runs being scored, and over the years the lawmakers have erred on the side of awarding extra runs. Thus the leg-bye, the overthrow, the extra for wide, and now the free hit off the no-ball. You are unlikely to ever see a batsman being penalised a run for playing a poor shot.

The idea behind the overthrow is fathomable, and even digestible. If there was no penalty, it would carry the danger of fielders taking to throwing the ball randomly and indiscreetly and slowing the game down. But I would make two changes to the law.

I'd stop awarding the runs to the batsman. Let him earn the runs that he has already run, or the ones he was in the process of running when the throw was made, but the ones that result from overthrows should simply be treated as extras, just as byes and leg-byes are.

What I consider an outrage are overthrows off direct hits. Of course, there is...

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