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  • n. a ball that exhibits outswing
  • n. a bowler that uses outswing


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  • Fred Trueman, who played in the 1950s and 1960s, was a brilliant exponent of the "outswinger".

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  • David Sales went before adding to his overnight score, edging a Corey Collymore outswinger to the wicketkeeper, Hall gloved a Toby Roland-Jones lifter to first slip, and Tim Murtagh cut one back to trap Middlebrook leg-before to leave the home team on 226 for six at lunch.

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  • The dam was bursting now: Michael Clarke played jauntily but was drawn into a beautiful late outswinger by Mr. Anderson to complete a series in which he had made only one double-figure score in the first innings of each Test, and only one half-century.

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  • In his fourth over of the morning, he had Liam Plunkett driving at a full-length outswinger, and edging to third slip.

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  • The problem is that he's either starting the inswinger too much on leg stump or the outswinger is doing well too much.

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  • "He is an opening bowler with a deadly late outswinger and a free-hitting middle order batsman," reports Heller.


  • For all the talk of the perfect Adelaide pitch, it was Mr. Anderson who was pitch perfect, producing a lovely, late outswinger to Mr. Clarke now, whose stiff-legged forward push also ended up in the hands of Mr. Swann.

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  • The pace attack as a whole was inconsistent: Andrew Flintoff was unable to recreate the spirit of Lord's, James Anderson's inswinger was working but his outswinger not and Stuart Broad was ineffective.

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  • Bend v. Side-spinning the ball, making it curve inward (inswinger) or outward (outswinger). - World Cup fan guide

  • Tendulkar found excellent support from Harbhajan, although the off-spinner somehow managed to preserve his wicket at the very start of his innings despite having his off stump clattered by a Steyn outswinger.

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  • Cricket jargon - when bowling, a ball that moves away from the batsman.

    November 30, 2007