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This day, 23 years ago: Shane Warne bowled the ‘ball of the century’, see video

Shane Warne, 23 years ago, bowled the ball of the century to get rid of Mike Gatting - his first wicket on English soil.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 4, 2016 7:01:09 pm
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Australia-England clash always has something to watch out for, especially when it’s an Ashes encounter. The excitement and drama is always at its peak. Twenty three years ago, it was another match between the two-arch rivals and Shane Warne was playing for the first time in England.

Overcast conditions in Manchester and Warne was handed over the ball. This was his first ever over on the English soil and in front of him was Mike Gatting. It was a flighted delivery which drifted in and then dipped and eventually hit Gatting’s off-stump with the sharp turn to give Warne his first scalp in England.

Here’s a look at ‘The ball of the century’

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