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Ways of getting out: handled the ball

Former England captain Graham Gooch given out - handled the ball
Gooch was given out handled the ball against Australia in 1993

If a batsman is worried the ball will roll back on to the stumps after playing a shot, they can knock the ball away with the bat, feet or pads.

But if they use their hands they can be given out handled the ball.

Again this is another type of dismissal you see rarely - but it does happen.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has been dismissed this way.

Another former England captain, Graham Gooch, was given his marching orders for handling the ball against Australia in 1993 after flicking it away from the stumps with his hand.

When a batsman picks the ball up off the pitch to pass the ball back to the fielding side though, this is fine.

Normally, the batsman will check with the fielding side that they are happy for him to do this.

The bowler does not get credit for the wicket.





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