One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Dismiss a batsman by dislodging the bails with the ball while the batsman is still running between the wickets.
- ‘Yuvi also took a crucial wicket, and ran Inzamam out.’
- ‘Their partnership came off 76 balls, and ended when Boucher was run out by Andrew Strauss and wicketkeeper Geraint Jones for 44.’
- ‘They put on 59 for the first wicket before Sharples was run out for 35.’
- ‘They slumped to 23 for 3 after Rashid Khan was run out and David Harrison and Jon Lewis took a wicket apiece.’
- ‘Adam Hollioake was run out for 53 off 38 balls after sharing a fifth-wicket partnership of 105 with Shah.’
- 1.1 (of a batsman) cause one's partner to be dismissed in this way by poor judgement.
- ‘Everyone goes on about my running between the wickets and the time when I ran Derek Randall out at Trent Bridge.’
- ‘Other team-mates refused to speak to him or tried to run him out.’
- ‘Botham is reputed to have run him out on purpose because he was scoring too slowly.’
- ‘Between them they forged out 29 century opening stands - and Lumb would probably argue the number would have been much higher if his celebrated partner had not run him out so many times.’
- ‘When Vijay Merchant started scoring centuries his jealous captain instructed his opening partner, Syed Mushtaq Ali, to run him out.’
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