Definitions

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  • noun sports (especially in cricket) A player whose skill enables his or her team to win matches.

Etymologies

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match winner

Examples

  • Leggie adds a special twist AUSTRALIA has finally found another leg-spin "matchwinner" in rookie Steven Smith, selection boss Andrew Hilditch said on Thursday.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • It is generally recognised now that most of the world's best players are in Spain – including the Bernabéu matchwinner, Lionel Messi, who has a legitimate claim to be regarded among the game's all-time greats – yet watching what ought to have been a showpiece Champions League semi‑final it was easy to understand why much of the world prefers the Premier League's brand of entertainment.

    Spain's game of greater style – and the rest is histrionics | Paul Wilson

  • With Boro's top scorer and weekend matchwinner Marvin Emnes starting on the bench and Palace pinning their hopes on Andrew, who had previously scored three times in three years with the club, hopes of a feast of goals were not exactly high.

    Crystal Palace 2-1 Middlesbrough | Carling Cup match report

  • I think Daniel Cole's post is the real matchwinner.

    TOC: The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF edited by Mike Ashley

  • Indeed, apart from an unopposed Sergio Ramos header, all the intricacies of Xavi and the matchwinner Andrés Iniesta came to nothing for long periods.

    World Cup final: Holland played rough for want of belief they were equals

  • Has Yardy ever been a matchwinner in this sort of situation?

    England v Pakistan – as it happened

  • Halim Pahlawan, 35, rides for the Balkh squad and is famous as a matchwinner across northern Afghanistan.

    Afghan Riders Saddle Up for Buzkashi Season

  • Entertaining, daredevil, attacking batting by Virender Sehwag, the solidity of Sachin's inning, the breakthroughs provided by Irfan, the bowling of Anil Kumble - this would be the nth number of time, he has proven his abilities as a matchwinner; all of them paved the way for a historic Indian win in Pakistan.

    April 2004

  • Entertaining, daredevil, attacking batting by Virender Sehwag, the solidity of Sachin's inning, the breakthroughs provided by Irfan, the bowling of Anil Kumble - this would be the nth number of time, he has proven his abilities as a matchwinner; all of them paved the way for a historic Indian win in Pakistan.

    Archive 2004-04-01

  • AFP - Liverpool's matchwinner Dirk Kuyt acknowledges the Liverpool fans after the game against Sparta Prague …

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

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