A common sight in the game when a batsman just fended off a rising delivery. The ball had hit the inside of the bat and was going between the batsman and the wickets. The batsman instinctively turned around, to track the ball moving towards the wickets behind him when the non-striker came darting towards his side for a single. Realizing the non-striker was already close to his crease, the batsman set off for the other side, but slipped, lost grip over his bat, yet picked himself to run without the bat but saw the bowler effecting the run-out off a throw from the fielding team.
A batsman jumped in the air to avoid being hit on the foot by the rushing ball for an attempted run out. The moment the ball hit the wickets was also the moment when the batsman had jumped, the bat also being in the air. He had just run himself out!
Many of them have starred the star, legendary Pakistani Batsman Inzamam-ul-haq. Multiple times, as a non-striker still in his crease, he would simply turn away the batsman in a very languid manner, while he was darting at the other side for a quick single! Once umpired had to consult among themselves for whom to be declared run out. Inzamam hit a shot, moved out for a single even as the non-striker dashed at the batting end. Unable to pick pace Inzamam tried to veer back at the batting crease. Though by this time the non-striking batsman, Ijaz Ahmed, had crossed Inzamam. The umpired had to concur among themselves as who to give out since the bails had been dislodged at the other end! It was a photo finish among two batsmen of the same team to avoid being given run out.
Scenes of both batsmen slipping amidst the pitch, Bowlers on their follow-through or recouping from it colliding with the batsman on, alongside the pitch.
A situation where the batsman on strike not having an intent for single even as the non-striker already went past him in his crease. The bowler picked up the ball and instead of throwing it at the wickets or to the fielders who had converged around the wickets, ran with the ball towards the vacant non-striker crease with the shot-maker behind now trying to out-run him. Or the throw from the keeper not collected properly but bails dislodged on the second attempt.
Amusingly a mix-up saw both batsmen running towards the same side of the crease, each one alongside the bowler. The fielder collected the ball and threw it at the non-striker’s end where the batsmen were scampering and the bowler stood. Instead of letting the ball go to the stumps, the bowler collected the ball and run towards the now vacant side of the striking batsman’s crease and effected a unique run-out!
Funnily enough, the batsman hit the ball that went to the boundary. It was set to be an easy couple. And it began so. After the first run, the striking batsman turned to run the second back at his crease when he slipped immediately post taking the first run. The non-striker was running back with his eyes only on the ball unmindful of the slip of his batting partner. He was halfway through in his second run, eyes still on the ball, when he looked upto his partner and realized his slipping on the pitch. In the same instant as his sight suddenly drifted from the ball back to his batting partner. he himself slipped, losing his wicket!