The boundary line was the very edge of the playing field in the sport of cricket. It was often made of rope, which was itself called the boundary rope.

If the batsman hit a ball which crossed the boundary line without having hit the ground, he or she was awarded six runs. Ishtar Hutchings very nearly "hit for six" to end the match between the Doctor's Invitation Eleven and the Cheldon Bonniface Invitation Eleven, but Sanki caught the ball without it crossing the boundary. If, however, the ball bounced first before going over the boundary, the batsman was awarded four runs. For instance, Jason Kane "hit for four" off the first bowl of the same match. (PROSE: Happy Endings)

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