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A batsman is out bowled if his wicket is put down by a ball delivered by the bowler. It is irrelevant as to whether the ball has touched the bat, glove, or any part of the batsman before going on to put down the wicket, though it may not touch another player or an umpire before doing so.
If the delivered ball deflects off the bat, and bowls the batsman, then the informal term is known as played on. If the wicket is put down without the batsman baking any sort of contact with the ball, then it is known as clean bowled.
A batsman canot be out on a no ball or dead ball. In a unique scenario, a batsman can be given out — bowled on a wide. In this unique case, the umpire calls it a wide if it pitches away from the batsman. If it is called a wide, and then the sipn on the ball is enough to produce a sharp turn, and this deviation gets the batsman bowled. In this particular case, the umpire has to take back his wide call and give the batsman out.
A batsman is out bowled even if he could be given out by another method of dismissal instead. For instance, suppose a ball that pitches in line with the stumps, hits the player on the pads in line with the stumps and would, if it had not hit the pads, have struck the stumps. The player could be out leg before wicket. However, if the ball ricochets off the pads onto the stumps, the batsman would be given out bowled instead.
Being out bowled is the second most common method of dismissal after caught. The bowler is credited to have dismissed the batsman if a batsman is given out — bowled.
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