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If a batsman plays a shot and a fielder fields and when the ball by mistake touches the fielder's cap, How many runs will be given as penalty? 5 runs or 5+ the number of runs taken by the batsman.

Dear Vinayak,
         According To The ICC Rules When The Fielder Purposely Uses His Cap To Stop The Ball Then 5 Runs Penalty Is Awarded To The Batting Side But when In Touches The Cap Of The Fielder By Mistake No Runs Are Awarded To The Batting Side.

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