Extras in cricket are runs awarded to the bowling team rather than the batting team. These runs are not included in a batter’s total.
In cricket, runs a hitter does not score are referred to as extras. When a member of the opposing side unintentionally scores a run for the team that is currently batting, those runs do not count against the batter’s total.
These runs are recorded individually on the scoreboard, although they are included in the overall tally for the team. Even though there have been instances in the history of the forms in which teams have conceded more runs than usual, the bowling team rarely does this.
During the Benson & Hedges World Series in 1989, Pakistan made it possible for the West Indies to rack up 59 more runs than before. In only 41 overs, the West Indies scored 203 runs, approximately 30 percent of their total.
Ten years later, Pakistan prevailed against Scotland and accomplished the same feat, but, this time, Pakistan was responsible for more than 35 percent of Scotland’s 167 runs. The 59 runs that Pakistan gave to Scotland and the West Indies in their ODI encounter were a record for the most runs any team has ever given up.
India holds the record for the most additional runs scored in a single innings in a test match, having done so against Pakistan in December of 2007. The current record for the most extras scored in a single Twenty20 International match is held by Turkey.
In the sixth match of the 2019 Continental Cup, the Czech Republic faced Turkey. Although the Czechs reached 278/4 in 20 overs, the Turks let away 39 extras to the Czechs. Currently, this statistic is tied for first place among the best team totals in T20 cricket.
When all but one batter is out (the remaining batter is regarded as “not out” since he has no partner);
When the captain of the batting side declares his innings finished before all ten players have been removed (a captain may opt to declare if his team has a considerable lead in runs and he believes that the innings will continue for too long, ending in a draw); or
When the appropriate number of overs is achieved in a one-inning game, To decide the result, the difference in runs or, if the team batting last surpasses the opposing team’s total before all of their batters have been removed, the number of wickets (i.e., remaining batsmen) that are still in play are utilized,
Types of Extras in Cricket
There are essentially four types of extras in cricket-
- Bye: When the ball does not make contact with the batter in any way, including their bat or any other part of their body, a bye is called. However, even if the batting team decides to run when there is a chance, those runs will not count against the batter’s advantage.
- Leg-bye: When the ball makes contact with any part of the batter’s body other than their hands, this is known as a leg-bye. Keep in mind that the bowler’s total considers byes and leg-byes.
- Wide: The term “wide deliveries” refers to ones bowled much out of the batter’s reach. When a ball travels beyond the tram marks of the popping crease without making contact with the bat, it is referred to be wide. In games with a restricted number of overs, balls that veer to the leg side are also automatically declared wide.
- No-ball: For the umpire to proclaim a no-ball, the bowler’s front foot has to cross the crease. There are several different reasons why this could happen. In addition, a full-toss thrown higher than waist level is ruled a no-ball. In the event of a wide or a no-ball, the side currently batting is awarded one run.
Runs that result from wides and no-balls are counted against a bowler’s total, although byes and leg-byes do not contribute to that bowler’s total. Additionally, the ball that offended must be bowled again.
Meanwhile, the umpire can call a no-ball if he deems the bowler made a mistake. The bowler should not toss the ball and should not twitch or bend their arm to prevent a no-ball call.
If the pitcher throws a no-ball, the batter gets a free hit on the next pitch, and the only way to obtain rid of them is by running them out of the box. On the other hand, this is only relevant for ODIs and T20Is. So there are the main types of Extras in Cricket.