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Dismissal, Out, dismissed, remove, get out, send back



A batsman is dismissed - given out - if there is an appeal from at least one member of the fielding side and the umpire gives him out, or if he himself decides to leave the wicket - in effect 'giving himself out'. There are ten ways in which a batsman can be dismissed by an umpire - Bowled, Caught, Leg before wicket (LBW), Run out, Stumped, Obstructing the field, Hit wicket, Hit the ball twice, Handled the ball, and Timed out. Each of these is described more fully under its own heading.

There is an order of precedence for dismissals. If, say, the ball first hits the striker's pad, then his bat, then breaks the wicket, and is finally caught by the wicket-keeper then, assuming other conditions are met, he is out three ways - LBW, Bowled and Caught. But he is dismissed Bowled, because that takes precedence over the others.

Next in precedence would be Caught, after which it is whatever occurs first.