Say a batter initially strikes the ball, it lands near his or her feet, bounces and heads towards the stumps.
The batter is lawfully allowed to hit the ball again in this case to protect the stumps.
But can the batter be out caught off this second hit, say by the wicket keeper or another close in fielder, given that the ball has previously bounced?
I saw this nearly happen just now in an Australian BBL game.
Here’s the hit the ball twice law: https://www.lords.org/mcc/laws/hit-the-ball-twice