The incoming batsman took guard, did a spot of gardening, tugged at his cap, looked at the Scoreboard which showed 2 for 2, scanned the field positions and faced up to the first ball.
It was a fast rising ball which struck him on the left elbow. He dropped his bat and rubbed his injured arm. The second ball was even faster and rapped him on the left hand, he waved it around in agony. He checked his mark and faced his third ball which thudded into his ribs. Slowly he hobbled from the wicket towards the pavilion.
'I say,' shouted the umpire, 'you're not out.' 'No', replied the batsman ruefully, 'but I'm going.'
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