On all shots (except on the break and when the table is open), the shooter must hit one of his group of balls first and

  1. Pocket a numbered ball.
  2. Cause the cue ball or any numbered ball to contact a cushion after initial cue ball contact with an object ball.

NOTE: It is permissible for the shooter to bank the cue ball off a cushion before contacting his object ball; however, after contact with his object ball, an object ball must be pocketed, or the cue ball or any numbered ball must contact a cushion. Failure to meet these requirements is a ball in hand foul.