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Thursday, June 12, 2008

[Video] [Poll] Ball of the Century, Murali or Warne?

The Ball of the Century, also referred to as the Gatting Ball or simply That Ball, is the nickname given to a cricket delivery bowled by Australia's Shane Warne to England's Mike Gatting. The incident occurred on day 2 of the first Test of the 1993 Ashes series, which took place at Old Trafford, Manchester. On his first ball against England, Warne produced a spectacular delivery that bowled Gatting. - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Murali's injured left shoulder hurt so much that each appeal turned his winsome grin into a wince of pain, yet on the second day, he still totted up 42 overs. Trescothick had kept him at bay with ease, though the ball which removed Butcher for a solid, sometimes elegant 94 was a beauty: one to replay in the mind on long winter evenings. It pitched 18 inches outside leg, spat off the pitch and clipped the off bail. - From Wisden, the bible of Cricket.

They are both absolutely brilliant deliveries vote below on what you think should be considered as the ball of the century.


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