Malinga's freakery wasted on Kenya

To begin with some brutal honesty, Lasith Malinga's hat-trick and bowling generally were wasted on this encounter. It was watched by a surprisingly large number of people gamely creating an atmosphere and it was, as feats of statistics go, worthy of celebration. But Kenya were such miserably...

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Hilal's picture
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"There wasn't a huge amount of late swing, more late dip and curve..."

Osman has developed something new here, thanks to his imagination. I wonder what the difference is between "curve" and swing?

This is the first I'm hearing of this "curve".

Sanki8OH8's picture
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Is it drift? I have no idea. I think 'curve' is a phrase used frequently in Soccer.

Hilal's picture
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Only spinners get drift, yeah?

Yeah, in soccer its a common phrase. They use 'curve' and 'bend' but in cricket?

It has always been known as 'swing' if the ball deviates in the air. If it moves off the pitch, its called 'seam movement'.

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Yes, that's right. It can't be 'seaming' coz most of his deliveries didn't hit the ground yesterday haha... maybe he's referring to the 'angle'?

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