10 ways of getting out

If the batsman misses the ball and it hits and breaks the wicket directly from the bowler’s delivery. He is also out bowled if the ball breaks the wicket after deflecting from his bat or body.

If a fielder/bowler catches the ball on the full after the batsman has hit it with batsman’s bat.

If a batsman misses the ball and in attempting to play it steps outside his crease, he is out stumped if the wicket-keeper gathers the ball and breaks the wicket with it before the batsman can ground part of his body or his bat behind his crease.

Leg Before Wicket (LBW):
If the batsman misses the ball with his bat, but intercepts it with part of his body when it would otherwise have hit the wicket, and provided several other conditions (too tedious to worry about here) are satisfied.

Run Out:
If a batsman is attempting to take a run, or to return to his crease after an aborted run, and a fielder breaks that batsman’s wicket with the ball while he is out of the crease.

Hit Wicket:
If, in attempting to hit a ball or taking off for a first run, the batsman touches and breaks the wicket, he is out.

Handle The Ball:
If a batsman touches the ball with a hand not currently holding the bat, without the permission of the fielding side.

Hit The Ball Twice:
If a batsman hits a delivery with his bat and then deliberately hits the ball again for any reason other than to defend his wicket from being broken by the ball.

Timed Out:
If a new batsman takes longer than two minutes, from the time the previous wicket falls, to appear on the field.

Obstructing The Field:
If a batsman deliberately interferes with the efforts of fielders to gather the ball or effect a run out.

These methods of getting out are listed in approximate how commonly they occur. The first five are reasonably common, the last five quite rare. The last three methods are almost never invoked.

If a batsman is out caught, bowled, LBW, stumped, or hit wicket, then the bowler is credited with taking the wicket. No single person is credited with taking a wicket if it falls by any other method.

Do You Know ????


Cricket Ball:is hard, made of cork and string, and covered with leather. The leather covering is joined in two hemispheres. The seam is thus like an equator, and the stitching is raised slightly. The circumference is between 22.4 and 22.9 cm (8.81 to 9.00 inches), and the ball weighs between 156 and 163 grams (5.5 to 5.75 ounces). Traditionally the ball is dyed red, with the stitching left white.

Cricket Bat:The blade is traditionally made of willow, flat on one side, humped on the other for strength, attached to a sturdy cane handle.
It has a maximum width of 108 millimeters (4.25 inches) and the whole bat has a maximum length of 965 millimeters (38 inches).

Stumps:Three wooden posts, 25 millimeters (1 inch) in diameter and 813 millimeters (32 inches) high. They have spikes extending from their bottom end and are hammered into the ground in an evenly spaced row, with the outside edges of the outermost stumps 22.86 cm (9 inches) apart. They are close enough together that a cricket ball cannot pass between them.

Three stumps were introduced
in 1775 (previously only two were used) and this became mandatory in 1785 when two bails were also introduced.

Bails:The bails are two wooden crosspieces which sit in grooves on the top of adjacent pairs of stumps.
Each bail is 11.1 cm in length.
Umpire Signals

Out:When a batsman is out, the umpire making the decision raises one hand above his head, with the index finger extended.

Four runs:A four scored by the ball reaching the boundary is signaled by an arm extended horizontally and waved briefly back and forth in a horizontal arc.

Six runs:A six is signaled by raising both arms straight over the head

No Ball:A no ball is signaled by holding an arm out horizontally.

Wide Ball:A wide is signaled by holding both arms out horizontally.

Byes Runs:Runs scored as byes are signaled by raising one arm over the head, palm open. 

Leg Byes:Leg byes are signaled by raising one leg and tapping the knee with one hand.

Dead Ball:If the umpire has to signal dead ball to prevent the players from assuming that the ball is still alive, he waves both arms across each other in front of his abdomen.

One Short Run:One short is signaled by touching the tip of one hand to the same shoulder.

TV Replay:If an umpire wishes the third umpire to make a decision based on a TV replay, he signals by drawing a large square shape in the air with both hands, spreading them out high in the air in front of him, bringing them down, and then together again.