long-off

long-off

n
(Cricket) cricket
a. a fielding position on the off side near the boundary almost directly behind the bowler
b. a fielder in this position
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Northeast reached his halfcentury from 36 balls but at the other end, James Fuller was dropped at long-off by de Lange, who yorked him for 10 in the 16 th over.
After his fifty with the bat, Fakhar Zaman also snapped up a brilliant low catch of Jack Taylor at long-off. Fakhar Zaman along with other Pakistani cricketers Babar Azam (Somerset), Mohammad Amir (Essex) and Faheem Ashraf (Northants Steelbacks) were featuring in the tournament.
Barnsley-born Shutt, 22, bowled nicely and claimed the wickets of Steven Croft and Livingstone caught at long-on and long-off, the former with only his third ball as the Lightning slipped to 62 for two in the eighth over.
He reached just his third first-class 50 in 44 balls before finally holing out to long-off for 54.
Omar Associates needed Umar Akmal to make a sizeable contribution but the Pakistan right-hander was dismissed for just four by a sensational two-handed diving catch by Khushdil inside the long-off region when he tried to hoist Sohail Khan (3-29) out of the ground.
While trying to clear the fence, Buttler (89; 43 balls, 4x8, 6x7) holed out to Suryakumar Yadav at the long-off fence.
When the seamer pitched one up on off, Livingstone's bottom hand flew off the bat, but he still generated enough power to launch it over the long-off boundary with the top hand.
Pooran hit Sohail Khan for a boundary to long-off while Powell hit two sixes, one to deep mid-wicket and another over long-on.
He was handed a lifeline on 51 when the on-field umpire signalled him out following a boundary catch at long-off but the third umpire to overturn the decision, ruling Lyth had touched the rope.
Lee went on the offensive from the start, lofting England seamer Jenny Gunn over long-off in the opening over for the first of her six sixes.
Bell drove Buck straight to extracover for 43 after Hain, who lifted a low-full toss from Sanderson over long-off for the innings' first six, holed out to long-on off Prasanna.
Later, he drove Prasanna over long-on for six and wide of long-off for four as Guptill went to 90 before Kyle Coetzer was straight driven for four and flicked over midwicket for six to bring up the batsmanacutes century.