fine leg


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fine leg

n
(Cricket) cricket
a. a fielding position between long leg and square leg
b. a fielder in this position
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'em all for shapes: you see he holds his head like a sodger, and he isn't so cushiony as most o' the oldish gentlefolks--they run fat in general; and he's got a fine leg. The parson's nimble enough, but he hasn't got much of a leg: it's a bit too thick down'ard, and his knees might be a bit nearer wi'out damage; but he might do worse, he might do worse.
It is an elegant animal in a state of nature, with a long slender neck and fine legs. It is very common over the whole of the temperate parts of the continent, as far south as the islands near Cape Horn.
Test skipper Joe Root was plumb lbw to an inswinger for eight before England captain Eoin Morgan (four) fell into a hooking trap when a top-edge was held safely by Pat Cummins at fine leg.
Starc then took two wickets in nine balls.Test skipper Joe Root was plumb lbw to an inswinger for eight before England captain Eoin Morgan (four) fell into a hooking trap when a top-edge was held safely by Pat Cummins at fine leg.
Mitchell Starc trapped Joe Root lbw for eight and captain Eoin Morgan, on four, hooked Starc to Pat Cummins at fine leg.
Babar was bowled by a superb delivery that turned between bat and pad before left-handed opener Fakhar carelessly miscued a sweep off Yadav to short fine leg.
Labuschagne's leg-spin accounted for Ryan Higgins, caught at long-off for a brisk 38, while Tom Smith fell to a catch at fine leg off a long-hop from off-spinner Root, the bowler's first List A wicket for Glamorgan and only his fifth in total.
Labuschagne's leg-spin accounted for Ryan Higgins, caught at longoff for a brisk 38, while Tom Smith fell to a catch at fine leg off a longhop from off-spinner Root, the bowler's first List A wicket for Glamorgan and only his fifth in total.
Ali struck in the third over forcing Zaman to top edge to Asif at short fine leg for 6.
Yet, almost immediately afterwards, Fakhar was trudging off in disbelief when, against the run of play, he lifted a leg-stump half volley from Olivier straight to Rabada at fine leg - the only fielder in the deep on that side of the pitch.
He smashed his first maximum in the fifth ball of the fourth over against Carlos Brathwaite, over fine leg. In the next ball, he charged down the ground and whacked it over deep square leg, a brilliant shot to watch in T20 cricket.
He got going in a Richard Gleeson over that cost 22 runs, a flick over midwicket for six, two hits down the ground for four and a flick wide of the short fine leg. South Africaacutes Rory Kleinveldt replaced Gleeson and he too gave up an over costing 22 as Guptill went to fifty in 20 balls.