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What is the maximum number of runs allowed to take by running between the wickets per ball including overthrows in international cricket?

If a batsman doubted that he or his partner didn't get reach any of the runs, are they allowed to run more than the maximum number?

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There is no limit to the amount of runs that can be scored off a single ball. Any runs scored as a result of fielding side's overthrows will get added. You can read a bit more about this on Wikipedia's article about overthrows.

If in the case of a ball being lost in the field (in high grass or something similar), the fielding side can invoke Law 20, which will award the batting side all the runs they scored from running between the wickets.

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