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Watch: 17-year-old England leggie rips massive googly to win tight U19 ODI against Sri Lanka

17-year England leggie googly
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Watch: England U19‘s Rehan Ahmed bowled a magical googly to get the better of Sri Lanka U19 bowler Treveen Mathew.

The Leicestershire bowler had already picked a wicket in the game, having outfoxed Raeen de Silva in his very first over with a delivery that went away from the right hander and took an outside edge. He returned to deliver the decisive blow in the game’s 48th over.

He delivered a googly this time, with the ball turning sharply towards Treveen’s stumps. The batter did not read the direction of turn and was comprehensively undone by the bowler. Sri Lanka lost the game by 25 runs.


The brilliant delivery was an absolute beauty that spun in sharply to dislodge the batter’s bails.

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