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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie_beater
    there is nothing greater or exciting then this sort of bowling....those deliveries that Akhtar bowled to get rid of Dravid and Sachin at Eden Gardens in 1999. It just blows your mind away.
    Doesn't have to be reverse-swing to be exciting.
    Inswinging Yorkers, along with huge off-breaks, are about the most thrilling dismissal around.
    Though I'll always like the perfectly-pitched away-swingers, whether they flick the edge or the off-stump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco
    That's an awesome amount of swing with a 4 piece ball! (Not saying it can't be done by the way, just that it's very impressive!) Fleming used to swing in considerably at times too, just not at the same pace (that's Damien not Stephen, haha - a blast from the past).

    Reverse swing is created by applying saliva to the shiny side of the ball late in the innings isn't it? At least that was what I was taught.
    Any swing is created by applying any form of polish - saliva and rub, sweat and rub, etc. You can use anything, long as it's "natural substance" (but that actually means human-produced substance, given that there's nothing unnatural about dust).
    Early on, with one side really shiny and the other less so, you'll get conventional-swing (the ball goes in the opposite direction to the shiny side); later, with one shiny and one scuffed side, you'll get reverse-swing (the ball goes in the same direction as the shiny side).
    Of course, the outfield is allowed to scuff the ball up, but you're not allowed to "speed it up" by rubbing stuff on. You're even allowed to throw the ball in, hard, into the dust, just not bend down and rub it there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Doesn't have to be reverse-swing to be exciting.
    Inswinging Yorkers, along with huge off-breaks, are about the most thrilling dismissal around.
    Though I'll always like the perfectly-pitched away-swingers, whether they flick the edge or the off-stump.
    agreed. inswinging yorkers are equally awesome, but the thrill about very well directed and extremely fast reverse swing of the Akhtar variety(when he manages to bowl one), is that the batsman is totally caught unawares and in most cases doesn't have a clue.In that Avatar, look at the batsman(most likely Rahul Dravid)....he is totally clueless.Not saying that a very well directed fast inswinging yorker cannot bring about a similar look on a batsman's face, but that look is like "damn that was fast" .... and in the reverse swing case its like "damn ! what the &*^% was that"
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie_beater
    agreed. inswinging yorkers are equally awesome, but the thrill about very well directed and extremely fast reverse swing of the Akhtar variety(when he manages to bowl one), is that the batsman is totally caught unawares and in most cases doesn't have a clue.In that Avatar, look at the batsman(most likely Rahul Dravid)....he is totally clueless.Not saying that a very well directed fast inswinging yorker cannot bring about a similar look on a batsman's face, but that look is like "damn that was fast" .... and in the reverse swing case its like "damn ! what the &*^% was that"
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