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Old 08-30-2019, 09:36 AM
Xema is offline
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Originally Posted by Iggy View Post
There are some stark differences to American baseball.
  • The batsman is dismissed if a fielder catches a batted ball on the fly.
  • The batsman or runner is dismissed if the batsman and runner choose to run to attempt to score runs and the fielding team catches the ball and then throws it and hits the wicket before the batsman (or runner) touch the ground beyond line in front of the wicket. The batsman may touch his bat to the ground there to be considered safe (not out).
  • There are a plethora of other means by which a batsman may be dismissed and cricket purists seem to glory in the trivia of what constitutes a dismissal.
Note that the first of these is identical to baseball.

The second is quite similar to a force play in baseball.

The third also matches baseball: Check the "Ways of Making Outs" list on this Wiki page (which has over 30 entries).