Understanding the Rare Time-Out Dismissal in Cricket

Learn about the unusual 'Time-Out Dismissal' in cricket, a rare event that can change the course of a match. Explore its rules and instances, and how it impacts the game.

In cricket, batsmen can be dismissed through various established methods, including:


When the bowler delivers the ball, and it hits the stumps, dislodging the bails.


When a fielder catches the ball hit by the batsman before it hits the ground.

Run Out

When the batsmen attempt to take a run, and the fielding team successfully breaks the stumps with the ball before the batsman reaches the crease.


When the wicketkeeper collects the ball and breaks the stumps while the batsman is out of their crease.

LBW (Leg Before Wicket)

When the ball would have hit the stumps but instead strikes the batsman's leg or pad.

Hit Wicket

When the batsman accidentally knocks the bails off the stumps with any part of their body or clothing while playing a shot.

Hit the Ball Twice

When the batsman intentionally hits the ball a second time after initially playing the shot.

Obstructing the Field

When the batsman deliberately obstructs the fielding side while attempting a run.

Handling the Ball

When the batsman handles the ball with their hand not in contact with the bat.

Retired Out

When a batsman retires voluntarily and is considered out for that innings.