Can the batsman hit the ball after the ball crossed the stumps?


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It is allowed. There is no rule for this.

Brad Haddin once(two times same match) did this on a free hit. Just because you can't get bowled on a free hit and you get more time when you play after the ball passes the stumps.- Video Link.

This has hardly happened in International cricket.

Sometimes Upper cuts, unintentionally are hit after the ball crosses the stumps.

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    This does seem unfair on the bowler though. Right?
    – Shaunak D
    Commented Jun 5, 2014 at 13:04

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