carrom ball


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carrom ball

(ˈkærəm)
n
a ball with a spinning action created by keeping the middle finger bent and flicking it outwards at the moment of release
[C21: from carrom, an Indian board game in which a similar flicking action is used. See also carom]
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Of late I have also added more variety into my bowling by producing a carrom ball delivery that turns the other way.
He is not trying too hard, you hardly see the carrom ball coming in and that is a sign of confidence for any spinner who is relying on his natural ability to deceive the batsman with changes in pace.
Just two balls later, unorthodox spinner Ajantha Mendis (3-61) trapped star all-rounder Jacques Kallis leg before wicket with his trademark carrom ball for a duck, to reduce the Proteas to a shaky 60-2.
Shahzad showed glimpses of his attacking talent again, making 22 from 28 balls with a couple of fours and a six, but the right-handed wicketkeeper/batsman failed to read the carrom ball from Ashwin with the umpire having little choice but to raise his finger for an lbw.
Mushfiqur was stumped after misjudging Narine's carrom ball and, while Mahmadullah continued on to his half-century, the Bangladesh tail was mopped up by spinners Veerasammy Permaul and Dwayne Smith to finish all out 136.
The 23-year-old bowls legspinners, off-spinners, doosras, googlies, top-spinners and something very mysterious called the carrom ball.
With Ashwin bowling outside his leg stump and the batsman attempting to play it on the leg side, the carrom ball spun, hit his pads and went on to the stumps.
I bowled the doosra, the carrom ball, the offspinner, seamup and the quicker one.
The off-spinner does not have a `doosra` in his armoury but relies on the carrom ball to surprise batsmen.
Peterson will be using the so-called carrom ball, by flicking it between the thumb and the middle finger to impart spin, which he used against right-handed Zaheer Khan in the second Test against India at Kingsmead recently, it in the T20 competition.
Herath has international experience, a lethal carrom ball in his arsenal and took three crucial wickets against Pakistan in the semis.
While quite a few of them came from his carrom ball, Ashwin never had to bowl a 'doosra' -- the controversial delivery that spins the other way -- which has led to suspensions of several off-spinners from the region.