In Cricket, forcing the team batting second in the first innings to bat first on next innings if the deficit in the runs is above a certain threshold.

In cricket, a team with many more runs than another team can make the latter team play multiple innings in a row. This allows the team that is "enforcing the follow-on" to complete fewer innings than the other team and still win in a game where multiple innings were scheduled for each team, so long as the team with fewer runs completes all of its innings.[1]


  1. "What is the follow-on rule in cricket?". Metro. 2017-12-04. Retrieved 2020-10-26.