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Cricket/Law 2 : Runner and Law 38 : Run Out


Respected Sir,

Hope you are doing good. coming back to you after long time :)
First for all watch the weird dismissal video on following link

Have you seen at last of video the way dismissal recorded in the score book, ( may not be in score book but dismissal shown on card by broadcaster ). They recorded as out stumped. Don't you think that it was wrongly put there.

My first impression while looking at the video that its Run OUT and not Stumped OUT.

Though now a days in domestic and international cricket there is no stand for runners for injured striker. But as law book still consist the laws related to runner i would like to discuss this video dismissal with you.

As seen in the video, the injured striker was in his ground when WK puts down the wicket fairly with ball, no other fielder was involved in putting the wicket down neither striker was attempting a run and nor it was a NO ball. This was perfectly suitable case for stumped out which is special case of run out

Here Striker was in his ground but "his runner was out of the ground".
My understanding is when runner out of his ground will always be considered as attempting a RUN.
So for this case stumping will always be converted into possible RUN OUT irrespective if injured striker's position.

So its a RUN OUT and not Stumped out. Kindly give your views on it. waiting for your valuable words.

Mayur Wankhade.

Dear Mayur,

I just saw the video footage and it was a clear cut dismissal of a Run out and not stumped. Whenever the injured striker, having runner, has to remain in the crease, and if his runner is found outside the crease and wicket is fairly put down by the Wicket keeper the injured striker is liable to be out Run out.

It seems to me its an error on part of the scorers, who should have gone to the umpires to clarify their decision, whether the batsman was out Run out or stumped. This could be the only possibility.

By the way thanks and your interpretations are correct. And I do agree that the mistake has occurred.


Suhas Sapre (Baroda 17/08/2013)


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