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Definition of "leg-break" [leg-break]

  • In cricket, a ball which breaks from the leg, that is, a ball which, after it has pitched, alters its course, or twists (as viewed bv the bowler), from right to left. (noun)

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Use "leg-break" in a sentence
  • "The googly did for Ravi Rampaul, the faster, flatter delivery for Kieron Pollard and Devon Thomas, and the wide-of-crease leg-break got Ramnaresh Sarwan."
  • "Pietersen, who has fallen three times trying to quicken the rate, each time to the inexperienced leg-break bowler Jeevan Mendis, could easily be depicted as a victim of overcaution elsewhere, but he remains scrupulously loyal as he tries to adjust to England's three-captain system."
  • "Moody was Sri Lanka's coach from 2005 until after the last World Cup final and he explained once more the way that Murali's shoulder can rotate abnormally; how he can touch his inner forearm with his fingertips try it and see how near you get; how he is a wrist spinner who is almost a mirror image of a leg-break bowler; and, of course, how his arm is permanently bent."