Cricket-The ball of the century that launched Warne's career

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  • Saturday, 05 Mar 2022

FILE PHOTO: Cricket - Australia v England Fourth Test - 3 Mobile Ashes Test Series 2006-07 - Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia - 26/12/06 Australia's Shane Warne acknowledges the crowd as he walks off at tea after he bowled Andrew Strauss to claim his 700th test wicket Mandatory Credit: Action Images/ Jason O'Brien

LONDON (Reuters) -With a single twist of his right wrist on an early summer day at Old Trafford in 1993 Shane Warne not only bamboozled England's batsman Mike Gatting with the so-called "Ball of the Century" but also revived the noble art of leg spin.

The bleached blond-haired Warne arrived on that tour of England relatively unknown outside Australia and with fairly unspectacular figures from his first 11 test matches.

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