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A cut made with a delayed action so as to send the ball to the off side behind the wicket.
- ‘Not that Dravid, who can execute strokes of classical beauty such as the flowing cover-drive, the delicate late cut, and the delectable flick, does not have shots.’
- ‘The story which those who played under him always tell concerns neither his cover drive nor his late cut.’
- ‘A master of the lofted late cut, he was also a fine slip fielder.’
- ‘From Monday's great batting feast, I remember, in particular, two exquisitely dainty late cuts played off the spinners, neither reaching the boundary.’
- ‘To show that he was not just a biffer, he finished the match with a delicate late cut and Old Trafford went wild.’
[with object] Hit (the ball) with a late cut; hit a ball delivered by (the bowler) with a late cut.‘Pringle offered Miandad the chance to late-cut him superbly’
- ‘I swear that I saw one at Bath the other day demonstrating how he would late cut in cricket.’
- ‘His late-cutting was exquisite and he was resourceful as well, flicking Afridi over Akmal for four, in an exciting short innings of 39 from 30 balls.’
- ‘He went right forward, with a high elbow and a mean look in his eye, to send the ball skimming past cover; he went back to late-cut as if in a sepia newsreel.’
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