For batsmen to score runs they must run to each other's end of the pitch (from one end to the other). In doing this, one run is scored. They may run multiple runs per shot. They can also score runs by hitting the ball to the boundary. Four runs are scored by hitting the ball to the boundary with at least one bump or touch to the ground(hitting a four). If the ball is hit past the boundary on the full (before it hits the ground), this gets the batman six runs (hitting a six), and the runs he score from and up to next legal delivery will also be added to the six runs for him.


For example, if a batsman hits a six on the first delivery, and another six on the second delivery and a four on the third delivery, then he will be credited with twelve runs for the first delivery (six plus six scored on the next delivery), Ten runs for the second delivery (six from the first delivery plus four from the next delivery) and four from the third delivery. If the next delivery is a no ball or a wide ball (see below) then any run scored by batman (including the extra run credited to the batting side) along with runs scored from the next legal delivery will be added to the six runs. If a six is hit on the last delivery of the over then batsman gets only six runs. Due to this rule, more than twelve runs can be scored off a single delivery.


These changes give extra incentive to batsman to hit ball aggressively and tactfully. The aggressive and tactful game by the batsman creates pressure on the bowler and the field. The batsman is able to score runs without hitting the ball with the bat. Such runs scored by the batsman includes no ball, wide ball, byes and leg byes.

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