Please excuse my ignorance. Iím an American and have not been raised on the game of Cricket. Iíve been watching it recently on the internet and Iíve become quite enamored with this fabulous sport and Iím trying to understand it. Iíve picked up a copy of ďCricket For DummiesĒ and Iím getting a much better understand of the game.
I have a couple of questions that the book doesnít address very well and Iíd appreciate some additional insight.
The Striker hits the ball and both batters run to the opposite end of the pitch, touch their bats down behind the popping crease and stop as the ball is returned to the bowler.
Does this score 1 run or 2?
The Striker hits the ball and runs to the opposite end of the pitch, touches his bat down behind the popping crease and stops. The ball is fielded to the wicket-keeper who knocks the bails off the stumps with the ball before the Non-Striker can touch his bat behind the popping crease.
Which batter is out, the striker or the non-striker?
If the non-striker is out in this scenario, I would imagine it would be possible for a batter to be called out without ever facing the bowler. Is this true?
Does this score one run or zero runs?
I know these are very basic questions but I'm a complete moron and I'm trying to learn cricket from a book. Please take pity on me.