June 4, 2023

A Spin That Changed The Game Warne's Ball Of Century

Sandeep Kumar

Warne ended up as the second- highest wicket taker in Test history, becoming the first bowler to take 700 Test wickets.

Warne took 129 wickets in 22 Tests played in England. His England bowling average of 21.95 was better than his home.

The 'ball of the Century' also sparked Warne's lifelong romance with England, which became his favourite hunting ground.

The 'ball of the Century' not only signalled the arrival of Warne on the international stage but also revived the dying .

Warne ended up picking four wickets in both innings of the Test as Australia won by 179 runs.

Warne's leg-spinner pitched outside leg and turned almost square to knock off the off stump and leave Gatting and even umpire

June 4, 2023 marks the 30th anniversary of Shane Warne's Ball of the Century that dismissed Mike Gatting in the Manchester .

History will forever remember Shane Warne as the greatest entertainer the game has ever seen.

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