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Has anyone been out by hitting the ball twice? I believe this is a valid mode of dismissal.
 

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It is really unusual nowadays for a batsman to get out ‘hit the ball twice’. It has never happened in Test match cricket or one-day internationals. One example, which is also the last instance of this dismissal in first-class cricket, happened in 1906 in England when John King, playing for Leicestershire against Surrey at The Oval tried to score a run after playing the ball twice to avoid getting bowled. Had he not tried to score a run, he would not have been out. Based on the history of the game, this method of dismissal is the second most rare after timed out.
 

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The first definite record of a batsman being dismissed for hitting the ball twice occurred in the Hampshire v Kent match at Windmill Down on July 13-15, 1786. Tom Sueter of Hampshire, who had scored 3, was the unfortunate player :(
 

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Koolnerve, no the bowler gets no credit. In fact, some of these modes of dismissal can take place without the bowler bowling a delivery. The batsman who is not on strike may be run out by the bowler if he leaves his crease before the bowler bowls, and a batsman can be out obstructing the field or retired out at any time. Timed out by its nature is a dismissal without a delivery.
 
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