7 Best slower ball wickets by pacers in International Cricket
Here are some of the best slower balls delivered by the fast bowlers in International Cricket.
Updated - May 14, 2020 3:37 pm
6. Naved-ul-Hasan to Virender Sehwag in 2004
The duel between the Indian opener Virender Sehwag and the Pakistan pacer Naved-ul-Hasan is well known to the cricket fans on either side of the border. The aggressive batsman often tried to get under Naved’s skin who was successful in claiming his wicket on most occasions. Sehwag was dismissed by Naved on as many as six instances in ODIs but only once in the longer format.
The two players first clashed off in the first game of the 5-match ODI series hosted by Pakistan in 2004. India raced to 79/1 by end of the 10th over before Naved was brought into the attack. Naved-ul-Hasan struggled with landing his front-foot as he ended up bowling as many as five no-balls in his first over including three successful bloopers before his first legal ball.
Sehwag made merry of Naved’s confidence as he smashed four boundaries in that over to bring up his fifty in 41 balls. Naved’s 3rd over began with a maximum over the long-on fence from Sehwag who by then, raced to 82 in 56 with India cruising at 142/1 in only 14.1 overs. Naved, who already conceded 38 runs in just 2.1 overs, decided to bowl a slow yorker on leg-stump which deceived Sehwag who was looking for another big hit.