Friday, July 20, 2012

July 20, 1900: The day the googly claimed its first victim

112 years ago, a ball delivered with the standard action of a leg-spinner broke the other way and left the batsman stranded and stumped in the middle of the pitch. Arunabha Sengupta recalls how BJT Bosanquet created a new delivery, which went on to be known as the googly.

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