The result of this market is determined on the batsman with the highest individual score in an individual innings. Top batsmen bets for test matches apply only to the first innings of each team. There will be a separate market for each team in the match (i.e. each batsman is only compared against his own team-mates).
If a batsman retires and does not resume his innings, his score will stand. Bets placed on any player not in the starting eleven will be void. Bets placed on a player in the starting eleven stand, whether they bat or not.
If two or more players tie as top batsman, then we will apply our dead heat rules – If a dead-heat between two selections is declared on any event as the official result, unless stated otherwise elsewhere in these fixed odds rules, half the stake is applied to the selection at full price and the other half is lost. If a dead-heat is declared between more than two selections, the stake is proportioned accordingly.
Top batsman bets will be void if there is insufficient play in the innings as follows:
(a) In test matches top batsman bets will be void if fewer than 50 overs are bowled in the innings and the team does not declare and is not all out;
(b) In one day matches (excluding Twenty20 matches) top batsman bets will be void if fewer than 20 overs are bowled in the innings and the team is not all out and has not reached a target to win the match; and (c) In Twenty20 matches top batsman bets will be void if fewer than five overs are bowled in the innings and the team is not all out and has not reached a target to win the match.