The Runner

Chaos is not a term often associated with cricket. But, sometimes, there’s no other word to describe what happens when a runner is employed. The runner is used when one of the batsmen on the field is injured, and can bat but can’t run. He’s therefore allowed to have a runner, who stands about twenty yards behind his back on a parallel pitch, and when the injured batman hits the ball, the runner runs up and down that pitch.¬†Naturally, this can cause huge amounts of confusion, among the fielders as well as the three batsmen on the field, as the video below shows.

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