The five common modes of dismissal

1. Bowled

Bowled out is when the bowler successfully throws the ball past the batsman’s defenses, crashing it into the stumps and knocking off at least one of the bails. This is the most rewarding mode of dismissal for a bowler, and the most heart-breaking for a batsman.

2. Caught

The cricket term pretty much explain itself. To be caught out is when the ball is caught by a fielder after striking the batsman’s bat or glove, and before hitting the ground. Being caught out means the batsman is out. However, in case, the ball only strikes another part of the batsman’s body or armory such as legs or helmet, the batsman is safe from being caught out. The player must be in-bounds while in contact with the ball; thus, the fielder touches the ground on or beyond the boundary while in contact with the ball, the ball is deemed to have reached the boundary.

3. Run Out

When the batsmen make an attempt to run, and the fielding team throws the ball into one of the sets of stumps before the batsman can reach the white line at that end of the pitch, that batsman is “run out”. The fielding team can either directly strike the stumps with the ball, or a player can catch the ball and knocking off the bails with the hand that holding the ball.

4. Stumped

The stumping is basically a sub-set of the run out, where the wicket-keeper halts the stumps of the on-strike batsman after the batsman has inadvertently got out of the crease. The stumps must be broken when the batsman is out of the crease, so if a batsman remains established behind the white line when swinging and missing, they cannot be stumped out.

5. Leg Before Wicket

The rule of leg before wicket is a complex rule although the name is  a literal description of the mode of dismissal. In which, if the ball strikes any parts of the batsman’s body without first hitting the bat or glove before it would have gone on to hit the wickets, the batsman is out.