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# What do you mean by follow-on in cricket?

Updated: 9/28/2023

Wiki User

13y ago

Follow-on in cricket comes into effect in Test matches as well as first-class matches. To understand, take an example. Suppose Team A bats first and scores 450 runs. Now, Team B comes into bat and they are bowled out for 200 runs. Implies, Team A leads Team B by 250 runs or Team B trails Team A by 250 runs. Here, Team A could enforce the follow-on and forcing the Team B to bat once again instead of Team A batting and hence gaining advantage. Follow-on can be enforced when team batting first has a first innings lead of 200 runs or more over the team batting second.

Wiki User

13y ago

Wiki User

13y ago

let there is a test match between team X and Y.X bat first and scores some runs(e.g. 600).if Y get allout at a total less than 200 short of that scored by X(HERE 400) then x CAN FORCE Y to bat again. this is known as follow-on in test cricket

Wiki User

11y ago

If the Bowling team, in the second overall innings, is bowled out and remain behind by 200 runs the bowling team may enforce the follow-on