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.
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
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.
haha it onced happened at my school a guy spooned it over his own head and as the ball came down he hit it to prevent the ball hiting the stumps!! i didd'nt even know this mode of dismissal existed before then!