Leg Bye

Published: Saturday, January 1, 2000, 18:23 [IST]
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A leg bye is signalled by the umpire when a run is taken, as a result of the ball deflecting of the striker's pads (only off the pads). Leg byes are not accounted for in the bowler's analysis but they accrue as extras against the team's total.

The umpire shall signal a leg bye by initially pointing his hand towards his raised leg and later raising his arm towards the sky.

Leg byes are a common feature during the course of the game and unlike the other extras (no balls, wides and byes), a leg bye does not reflect negatively against any individual player.

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