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I am much confused in this para(Runs scored from ball lawfully struck more than once) of law 34. Sir could you please narrate this for me ?
The batsmen run for a single after legally striking the ball twice & there is an overthrow which misses the stumps & results in one run.......

(a) at the instant of the throw, batsmen had not crossed each other, how many runs are scored (2 or 1 or no run)?
(b) at the instant of the throw, batsmen had crossed each other, how many runs are scored (2 runs or 1 run or no run)?
(c) what if there are more than one overthrows ?

Dear Vineet,

(a) at the instant of the throw, batsmen had not crossed each other, how many runs are scored (2 or 1 or no run)?

A throw is made before crossing of two batsmen, will count that run. But the throw is made after their crossing then that run will not count and the further runs will count.

(1 +1 = 2 runs)

(b) at the instant of the throw, batsmen had crossed each other, how many runs are scored (2 runs or 1 run or no run)?

Only 1 run

(c) what if there are more than one overthrows ?

Runs count from the instant of the throw. First overthrow is made,
batsmen had not crossed...... all runs will count, added with further overthrows including boundary. Suppose 2 runs completed after first overthrow and then there is a second overthrow which results in boundary, it will be (2 + 4=6 runs)

First throw is made after the batsmen had crossed for the first run and they complete two runs only the second run will count, and if there is further overthrow, then those runs will be added to the first run. In the even of second throw goes to the boundary (1 + boundary 4 = 5 runs) will be scored.

First striker only will decide where to credit / record the runs in the score book.

Hope this is very much clear.

With regards,

Suhas Sapre (Baroda 28/08/2013)
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