Off stump

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(Cricket) the stump farthest from the batsman.

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Having decimated the top order, Australia then turned the screw by turning to the pace of Brett Lee who struck in his second over by tempting Andrew Flintoff into a drive outside off stump which he edged behind.
Bracken got the prized wicket of Brian Lara (14) when he sliced a fierce shot to gully and the catch was well held by Matthew Hayden, andthen followed it up by claiming Shivnarine Chanderpaul lbw for seven, playing no shot to a ball that darted back in and hit him in front of off stump.
Nick Knight (2) was the first to be dismissed, dragging a ball from Martin Saggers on to his off stump and five runs later, on the total of 24, the Bears lost Ian Bell and Neil Carter in successive overs.
It worked as Harmison removed Kallis in his second over when a swinging full toss clipped the base of his off stump.
Pedro Collins easily dealt with his tame hat-trick ball but could do nothing two overs later when Flintoff uprooted his off stump as the visitors were bowled out for 416.
The muscular Cairns struck five fours in a 72-ball 43 before aiming to hit Scott out of sight and was bowled off stump.
His hopes of more runs evaporated when he was drawn out by Bishoo, pushing at a delivery tossed up at off stump and feeding Jermaine Blackwood at second slip.
Few overs after this incident, one of the Broads reverse swing dislodged well settled Asad Shafiqs off stump, dipping inside from more than a foot offside the off stump.
Opener Heather Knight (five) departed lbw after pushing outside the line of a Sarah Coyte inswinger, then Sarah Taylor bagged a pair when dragging a lavish drive against Perry onto her off stump to make it 12 for two.
He wiped out Gary Ballance's off stump then dismissed in-form Joe Root for one run as the English top order collapsed.
Boycott said Robson needed to become more secure outside off stump while England as a whole had to improve their batting against the short ball if they were to cope with Australia left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson during next year's Ashes.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Johnson's 152km/h bullet tore into Alastair Cook's off stump during a frighteningly quick opening from the Australian fast bowler late on Friday and now are 172 all out owing to some belligerent pace by the bowler.