googly

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googly

(ˈɡuːɡlɪ)
n, pl -lies
(Cricket) cricket an off break bowled with a leg break action
[C20: Australian, of unknown origin]
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Noun1.googly - a cricket ball bowled as if to break one way that actually breaks in the opposite way
bowling - (cricket) the act of delivering a cricket ball to the batsman
Translations

googly

n (Cricket) → gedrehter Ball
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Some days you feel great, the googlies come out pretty hard to pick; some days they don't.
Afridi, all big six hits and bamboozling googlies, is top box-office in his corner of the globe and, no disrespect to today's opponents New Zealand, but the World Twenty20 would be a worse tournament without the man they call Boom Boom.
While Razzaq was able to confuse the batsmen with his right-arm medium pacers and outgoing deliveries, Afridi was a connoisseur of generating googlies and faster ones among his leg-spinners.
The turn and the googlies that Chahal produced were amazing.
The opposition batsmen seemed to have little clue about his leg- breaks, googlies and top- spinners.
I wasn't planning to have any more, but there will certainly be no fourth Clavane child after the Sri Lankan's googly caught me in the, er, googlies.
Afridi continued following Qadir's guidelines thereafter, as was evident from his performance in the 2009 Twenty20 World Cup, where he showcased great variety and immense control, continually flummoxing the batsmen with his googlies.