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slow′

(or slo′) pitch′,


n.
a variety of softball in which each pitch must make an arc at least six feet above the playing field.
[1965–70]
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"It's quite a slow pitch. It was difficult at times but wait long enough and you can get some in your area."
After winning the toss with both teams keen to bat on a slow pitch, Swamibapa proceeded to torment their visitors with Naman Patel (32) and Ouma putting 53 for the third wicket to get the scores to 82.
RAIN, bad light, glowering skies, a slow pitch and cautious batting have made for two less than scintillating days of cricket between Warwickshire and Nottinghamshire at Edgbaston.
South Africa struggled on the slow pitch from the onset of their chase as the spin-laden Bangladesh bowling first reducing them to 87-6 in the 27th over with unheralded left-arm military medium pace of accounting for the prized scalps of Smith and the redoubtable Jacques Kallis.
Amla (108 not out) shared a second-wicket partnership of 155 with debutant Rassie van der Dussen (93) but the pair were unable to dominate against steady bowling on a slow pitch.
West Indies won the toss at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium and batted first on a slow pitch.
Yorkshire ace Root spent the night thinking through the permutations in his mind, doubtless fretting over a slow pitch, a softening ball and the match-winning potential of Niroshan Dickwella.
The former Derbyshire opener adjusted to a slow pitch with a run-aball 65 as the Rapids overhauled the Falcons' 135 for nine in the 19th over.
Stoneman said: "It's quite a slow pitch but there have been periods when if bowlers miss lines and lengths because it's a fast outfield you can score quickly.
On a slow pitch, Sussex's score was boosted by David Wiese's cameo of an unbeaten 35 from 20 balls at the end after Van Zyl and Ben Brown (60) had laid the foundations with 115 in 17 overs for the fifth wicket.
We had Wahab in that position at the end on that slow pitch. I think I'm very satisfied the way our bowlers bowled," said the former Pakistan leg-spinner.
Pakistan captain Sana Mir opted to bat again on a slow pitch but her side struggled to get out of the blocks early on, and lost opener Javeria Khan in the fifth over with the score at 15.