Rules of Test Cricket

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Rules
LAW 1

Number of Players and Captain
Nomination of Players
NOTES

(a) More or Less than Eleven Players a Side

A match may be played by agreement between sides of more or less than eleven players but not more than eleven players may field. LAW 2

SUBSTITUTES AND RUNNERS:
BATSMAN OR FIELDSMAN LEAVING THE FIELD:
BATSMAN RETIRING:
BATSMAN COMMENCING INNINGS
LAW 3

THE UMPIRES
Appointment
Change of Umpire
Special Conditions
The Wickets
Conduct and Implements
LAW 4
THE SCORERS
Recording Runs
Acknowledging Signals
LAW 5
THE BALL
Weight and Size
Approval of Balls
New Ball
New Ball in Match of 3 or more Days Duration
Ball Lost or Becoming Unfit for Play
LAW 6
THE BAT
Width and Length
LAW 7
THE PITCH
Area of Pitch
Selection and Preparation
Changing the Pitch
Non-Turf Pitches
LAW 8
THE WICKET
Width and Pitching
Size of Stumps
Size of Bails
LAW 9
THE BOWLING, POPPING AND RETURN CREASES
LAW 10
ROLLING
SWEEPING
WATERING THE PITCH
RE-MARKING OF CREASE
LAW 11
COVERING THE PITCH
LAW 12
INNINGS
Number of Innings
Alternate Innings
Continuation After One Innings of Each Side
LAW 13
THE FOLLOW-ON
Lead on First Innings
Day's Play Lost
LAW 14
DECLARATIONS
Time of Declaration
Forfeiture of Second Innings
LAW 15
START OF PLAY
Call of Play
Practice on the Field
Trial Run-Up
LAW 16
INTERVA L
LAW 17
CESSATION OF PLAY
LAW 18
SCORING
LAW 19
BOUNDARIES
The Boundary of the Playing Area
Runs Scored for Boundaries
LAW 20
LOST BALL
Runs Scored
How Scored
LAW 21
THE RESULT
A Win - Two Innings Matches
A Win - One Innings Matches
Umpires Awarding a Match
A Tie: The result of a match shall be a tie when the scores are equal at the conclusion of play, but only if the side batting last has completed its innings.
A Draw; A match not determined in any of the ways as in 1, 2, 3 and 4 above shall count as a draw.
Correctness of Result
Any decision as to the correctness of the scores shall be the responsibility of the Umpires.
If, after the Umpires and Players have left the field, in the belief that the match has been concluded, the Umpires decide that a mistake in scoring has occurred, which affects the result, and provided time has not been reached, they shall order play to resume and to continue until the agreed finishing time unless a result is reached earlier.

If the Umpires decide that a mistake has occurred and time has been reached, the Umpires shall immediately inform both Captains of the necessary corrections to the scores and, if applicable, to the result.

Acceptance of Result
NOTES
(a) Statement of Results
The result of a finished match is stated as a win by runs, except in the case of a win by the side batting last when it is by the number of wickets still then to fall.
(b) Winning Hit or Extras
As soon as the side has won, see 1. and 2. above, the Umpire shall call "time", the match is finished, and nothing that happens thereafter other than as a result of a mistake in scoring, see 6. above, shall be regarded as part of the match.

However, if a boundary constitutes the winning hit--or extras--and the boundary allowance exceeds the number of runs required to win the match, such runs scored shall be credited to the side's total and, in the case of a hit to the Striker's score.

LAW 22
Number of Balls
Call of "Over"
No Ball or Wide Ball
Umpire Miscounting: If an Umpire miscounts the number of balls, the over as counted by the Umpire shall stand.
Bowler Changing Ends
The Bowler Finishing an Over
Bowler Incapacitated or Suspended During an Over
Position of Non-Striker
LAW 23
DEAD BALL
The Ball Becomes Dead, when:
(a) It is finally settled in the hands of the Wicket Keeper or the Bowler.

(b) It reaches or pitches over the boundary.

(c) A Batsman is out.

(d) Whether played or not, it lodges in the clothing or equipment of a Batsman or the clothing of an Umpire.

(e) A ball...
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