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Ways of getting out: hit the ball twice

Ways of getting out: double hit

This is another dismissal you rarely see in cricket.

But a batter can be given out "hit the ball twice" if the second strike is deliberate.

There are two exceptions that allow a batsman to hit the ball on a second occasion:

Protecting their wicket (ie: stopping the ball from rolling back on to the stumps).

And returning the ball to the fielding team, with their permission

The batsman is not allowed to hit the ball a second time to prevent a catch - and he is also out if in hitting the ball a second time to protect his wicket, he prevents a catch.

The bowler does not get credit for the wicket.





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