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Meaning of Dismissal and Its Method

Dismissal is a term commonly used in the sports of Cricket. It refers to a situation when the batsman is out. Additionally, it is also known as the fielding side taking a wicket or the batting side losing a wicket. 

As per the rules, at the time of dismissal the batsman must discontinue batting and leave the field permanently for the innings. At this point bowling team dismisses (or bowls out) the entire batting team by dismissing 10 of the 11 players (assuming player(s) from the batting team have not retired hurt or are absent). As the players bat in pairs, when only one person is not dismissed, it is not possible for the batsmen to bat any longer.

There are other rules exist such as once dismissed, a batsman do not allowed to score any more runs in that innings. Therefore, dismissal is often the best way to control the runs scored in an innings and prevents the batting side from either achieving their target score or posting a large total for the fielding side to follow in the next innings. Furthermore, in test cricket it is usually necessary for a side fielding last to have dismissed ten players of the opposing team in their final innings to achieve victory.

By: Priyanka Negi

Content: Wikipedia

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