Return ball

a ball held by an elastic string so that it returns to the hand from which it is thrown, - used as a plaything.

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The all-rounder departed for one on a return ball produced by spinner Deepti Sharma.
When the return ball was returned to Cavaleiro he drilled it into the bottom corner.
But Middlesbrough failed to learn from that near miss, and when Gregory flicked a throw-in to his strike partner Steve Morison, no one tracked the return ball. Gregory found himself in the box and able to cross, picking out the onrushing O'Brien who slammed home.
But the Saddlers dramatically won it in the first minute of stoppage time as Dobson found Bakayoko out wide and sprinted half the pitch to meet the return ball and sweep it into the bottom corner from 18 yards.
He passed to Alexis Sanchez and raced on to the return ball before smartly tucking home his second.
Warrington once again conceded from a set-piece, failing to clear sufficiently and Kristian Scott's return ball was powered home by AJ Adelekan.
He fed the ball out to Victor Moses on the right, received the return ball, turned Steven Davis on the byline and from a tight angle drove a low shot through Fraser Forster's legs.
Hazard charged into the area, received the return ball, turned Steven Davis on the byline and from a tight angle drove a low shot through Fraser Forster's legs.
"Immediately after the player hits the ball, the location of the robot's return ball is displayed on the table-tennis board, helping the player's next return," spokesman Masayuki Atsumi told AFP.
Sergio Aguero took the ball forward and then exchanged passes with Navas, collecting a superbly-weighted return ball, before sliding a precise shot under Adrian.
Laying the ball off to James Rodriguez, he darted forward to get on the end of a deliciously weighted return ball and hit a sublime half-volley over the goalkeeper with centre-backs Dejan Lovren and Martin Skrtel seemingly mesmerised.
Germany appeared content to play on the break and contain a more adventurous-looking France, a risky approach but it almost paid off when Kroos and Ozil combined but the Arsenal man's return ball was just cut out, then Kroos shot badly wide from 25 yards after more neat approach play.