doosra

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doosra

(ˈduːzrə)
n
(Cricket) a delivery, bowled by an off-spinner, that turns the opposite way from an off-break
[C20: from Urdu, Hindi: second one, other one]
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Crowe refused to divulge much about the new mystery ball that he expects the West Indian to unleash very soon, but said the duo not only aims at getting Narine back to his old deadly self, but also adding fresh arsenal to his kitty.
Mushtaq, who invented the mystery ball, reportedly revealed that he never faced any difficulty in managing the away going delivery due to his technique.
com) for its third annual Mystery Ball Night at the Knights Stadium, located at 228 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill, S.
Halsall added: "If he has a mystery ball, that's fantastic for him - move cricket on, and all that.
If he has got a mystery ball, that's fantastic for him - move cricket on, and all that," added Halsall.
I'll happily be called a showman but I don't think I have the bluster and the bravado that you need to be able to pull off the claims of a mystery ball.
The internet was buzzing yesterday with talk of the mystery ball boy who unwittingly cued up Matthew Rees for the dubious quick throw-in that led to Wales' winning try.
He added: "The mystery ball has done the trick for him.
Old fashioned virtues of a finger-spinner are going to have to do for me because I don't have a mystery ball," he added.
Fletcher, credited for helping to combat the spinner in the previous series win, said: 'Murali's mystery ball created doubt and if you create doubt it gives you a hell of an opportunity for batters to make mistakes and that is what it did.
There has been talk of him inventing a new mystery ball but as far as I know it is one which he just pushes through a bit quicker.
I've not developed a mystery ball or anything like that, but I believe that once you get to that high level you always have to keep improving to try and stay one step ahead of everyone else,' he said.