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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Cricket: Good reads

1. From BBC Cricket: What is Reverse Swing?
When an old ball swings sharply in a direction opposite to that of regular swing it is called as reverse swing.

Interesting anecdote.
During Pakistan's 1992 tour of England, Wasim and Waqar defeated England with reverse swing, which was made to be ball tampering by a section of the British media.

Cricket followers would remember Geoffrey Boycott's famous quote supporting the two Ws. "Wasim and Waqar would have bowled England out with oranges."

2. Peter Roebuck, through his column in the SMH, tells Ricky Ponting to adopt a fighting approach for the 4th test match that starts this Thursday.