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A fast off break.
- ‘He surged in from the Paddington end, maintained discipline, tried nothing too fancy and utilised an off-cutter in the way that Fred Trueman did in his dotage.’
- ‘Mixing swinging deliveries with some excellent off-cutters, he ripped through the middle order and finished with excellent figures of 6-9 from seven overs.’
- ‘In the shadows of stumps Jason Gillespie added his second delicious off-cutter to remove his second batsman of the day to shouldered arms.’
- ‘On the low, dusty dry pitches, normally graveyards for seamers, he persevered in the stifling heat bowling off-cutters and holding up one end.’
- ‘The stinging off-cutter was Walsh's trademark delivery.’
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