Butbutbut, McGrath doesn't swing the ball! He's only straight up-and-down!!
But seriously, where's the yorker he castled Sohail with at The Gabba? The **** was on 99, hitting them well and had his off-stump removed by a reverse-swinging nightmare ball.
How good the lead-up to the second one, though? Just got progressively fuller with balls that went away/in/away/in and you could see Smith getting toey as McGrath's line got tigher. Then rather than going away again, threw in the in-swinger when, by Smith's shot, looked like he was feeling for the one going the other way.
Just so good. Shows you how much more important it is to have a plan and build pressure than to go for the magic ball all the time.
Last edited by Top_Cat; 01-05-2013 at 02:25 AM.
Damn yeah, forgot all about the Sohail yorker! That was stunning.
THE FIRST TIME ROSS EMERSON CALLED MURALI FOR THROWING!!! @ THE GABBA 95/96 - YouTube
Murali's leg break in this video looks quite pure. Which defies another famous video I saw of him with Ravi Shastri bowling in an arm brace where they claimed he has a birth defect where he can't straighten his elbow.
I know you don't intend it but that reeks of confirmation bias to me. I can see his arm bent the same with both - it's stuck that way.
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