View Full Version : About Reverse Swing and Imran's 5 wickets in 25 deliveries!

March 2, 2005, 07:50 AM
The Birth of Reverse Swing-Cricinfo-By Sambit Bal (http://usa.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/CRICKET_NEWS/2005/MAR/192527_INDPAK2004-05-COL-GREAT_01MAR2005.html)

Gavaskar was the first to go, bowled through the gate, and it signalled a procession. India ended the day at 118 for 7, and of Imran's five victims, four were bowled and only Mohinder Amarnath managed to get his front pad in the way

The new ball had been negotiated comfortably and the only wicket to fall, that of Arun Lal, had been claimed by Abdul Qadir. But Imran returned for his second spell with a semi-old ball and, aided by a strong wind, produced prodigious late swing at a blistering pace that left the Indian batsmen numb.

A lot has been written about Imran's spell. Would recommend looking at footage of Gavaskar's and Vishwanath's dismissals-shown on few rare occassions on ESPN.. Especially, the Imran leg cutter.