Leg bail

escape from custody by flight.

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No, but such a ball, three-quarters length, and coming straight for his leg bail.
Umpire Aleem Dar turned down the appeal and a slow motion replay showed the ball brushed his off stump, causing the leg bail to lift slightly before settling back into its groove.
Finn returned, and got rid of Michael Clarke - who went to DRS to try to reverse an lbw on the back foot only to discover Hawk-Eye simulation depicted the ball just clipping the top of the leg bail.
Two cover-drives for four came either side of a third boundary, inside-edged within a whisker of the leg bail.
Lee continued to impress as he searched for an elusive 300th Test wicket but it was Watson who claimed the next victim when he bowled Grant Elliott (nine) in unconventional fashion as both batsman and bowler were unaware that the leg bail had been disturbed with the all-rounder appealing for lbw after his swinging delivery had first hit Elliott's pad.
Loudon fell for a second-ball duck, caught at slip from more McLaren bounce, before off-spinner James Tredwell got in on the act to have Ambrose caught bat-pad and Groenewald losing his leg bail to one which turned up the hill.
He had to throttle back, as wickets fell and when he tried to break out of Lancashire's midinnings stranglehold he had his leg bail trimmed when aiming to pull Flintoff.
Bell seemed unlucky to be judged lbw with the ball possibly going over the leg bail and Carter's drive to extra cover was held by Robert Key off Saggers.
The only wicket to fall came when Wavell Hinds was outfoxed by Danish Kaneria, whose well flighted delivery removed his leg bail.
England's only piece of bad luck came next when Ben Hollioake played one from Waqar down on to the ground from where it bounced high in the air and fell on to the leg bail.