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October 3, 2013

England cricket

'Playing spin is like a game of chess'

Mike Gatting looks back on the famous "ball of the century" from Shane Warne, that infamous bouncer from Malcolm Marshall, and his tiff with umpire Shakoor Rana, in an interview with Saj Sadiq on PakPassion.net.

I didn't misread it. I just didn't realise it would spin that much. As a player, you know it's going to spin a bit but that one just turned an enormous amount and managed to beat everything. There wasn't a great deal I could do about it. You do get balls like that even from seamers where you think you've got it covered and it seams off the pitch and there's nothing you can do about it. You just hope it doesn't take the outside edge or hit the stumps.

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