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[mass noun] A type of spin bowling which causes the ball to deviate from the leg side towards the off side after pitching; leg breaks:‘he coped comfortably with the leg spin of Mushtaq Ahmed’
- ‘There is a strong view in the Australian camp that England batsmen are not handling leg spin well.’
- ‘Warne's mastery over the art of leg spin is unrivalled and even the worst of his detractors is forced to stand up and applaud his wizardry.’
- ‘Priory opened with a mix of pace and leg spin which was to prove a formidable formula.’
- ‘He followed up with 13 overs of leg spin which earned him five wickets for 55 runs.’
- ‘He bowled leg spin and captained with authority and intelligence.’
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