Originally Posted by mufi_02
what is a cosmetic win? cricket and its weird language..cow corner, rank turners, and now cosmetic win.
I assume he meant it only impacted the outside appearance and nothing intrinsic has changed, like how you would use the term cosmetic surgery. That's not your standard weird cricketism.
Interesting about cow corner - It's the area in between wide long on and deep mid-wicket where usually no one can hit. And the the joke is that you can have your cows grazing there peacefully and no hit will disturb them.
Rank turner uses rank as a prenominal adjective. Where it means absolute or complete - so a complete turner.
I find "silly mid on", "duck", "maiden" etc to be weirder and funnier.