Shane Warne Passes Away shane warne ball of the century bowled out mike gatting in 1st ashes test in 1993 watch video

Australia’s legendary spinner Shane Warne, who gave a new definition to spin bowling, died of a heart attack in Thailand. Whenever there is talk of the world’s greatest spinner, Australian spinner Shane Warne’s name will be at the top. Shane Warne may have said goodbye to this world, but his contribution to cricket will always be immortal.

During his 15-year international career, Shane Warne was in the news due to many records and his controversies. But about 29 years ago, Shane Warne had bowled such a ball, which was named ‘Ball of the Century’. This ball was bowled during the first test match of the Ashes series. In 1993, the Australian team went to England to play the Ashes series, the first Test match of the series was being played at the Old Trafford ground in Manchester. The first Test match started on 3 June, on the first day of the match Australia had scored 242 for five in the first innings, on the second day the Australian team was reduced to 289 runs. On 4 June the Australian team came to bowl. Shane Warne was playing his 12th Test match, the first Ashes Test match of his career.

Mike Atherton was out and Graham Gooch and Mike Gatting were at the crease when Warne came to bowl his first over. Warne bowled his first ball in the Ashes series and Mike Getting was clean bowled. That ball was called ‘Ball of the Century’, till today that ball is mentioned in the cricket world.

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Warne had bowled like this ‘Ball of the Century’ Warne was a leg-spinner and he did something that was recorded in the pages of history on his very first ball of the Ashes. Warne bowls a leg break to right-handed batsman Mike Gatting. After falling too far outside the leg-stump, the ball blew off Gatting’s off-stump. The entire cricketing world was surprised to see this ball along with getting.


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‘Importance of the Ball of the Century’

With this ball, England lost the second wicket for 80 runs. After that he could not recover and lost the match. England were bundled out for 210 in the first innings, with Warne taking a total of four wickets. Australia declared the second innings at 432 for five. England’s team was all out for 332 runs in the second innings, and thus Australia won the match by 179 runs. Warne also took four wickets in the second innings. Warne, who took eight wickets in the entire match, was also adjudged the man of the match. It was also the beginning of Australia’s dominance in the cricket world. Warne, who rocked his first ball in the Ashes, became a puzzle for the batsmen after that. It was very difficult for the batsmen of that time to get past him.

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