However, he was lbw soon after to Mujeeb's carrom ball
, beaten on the inside edge, while a similar delivery from the young turner accounted for Soumya.
Shankar lost his wicket just after that, trying to guide a Ashwin (1/30) carrom ball
towards third man and feathering it to wicketkeeper K.L.
Playing across the line to a carrom ball
, Watson holed out to Curran in the deep with the scoreboard reading 56/1 in the 8th over.
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.
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.
The carrom ball
-- bowled with a bent middle finger -- was ' invented' by Jack Iverson and made famous by fellow Australian John Gleeson.
"I always praise and feel proud that somebody is using the doosra or carrom ball
," he said.
Ashwin produced his carrom ball
delivery to clean bowl Hashim Amla.
You hardly see the carrom ball
, he is relying on his natural bowling action, his stock ball, giving the ball flight and putting more revs into it.
Deliveries like the 'carrom ball
' being bowled by many world class spinners actually originated from gully cricket.
He first bowled the technically correct Ed Cowan around his legs, got the fit- again Matthew Wade caught at silly point to a tentative poke -- admittedly not the greatest decision by umpire Aleem Dar -- and then bowled Mitchell Johnson with a brute of a carrom ball
. All three batsmen are left- handers, for whom offspin is supposed to be the tougher variation to play.
Batsmen across the world best teams have struggled to read Mendis's magical 'carrom ball