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- see wide
- ‘A fine stroke here and a fine stroke there, then a slash to a wide ball resulting in a tame catch to the wicket-keeper.’
- ‘Ballymore came out fighting in the second half, but had a few wide balls.’
- ‘This was followed by three very poor wide balls from Waterford.’
- ‘Yorkshire had an early setback with White being caught behind off a good ball from Franks and Byas ended when he edged a wide ball from Gallian into his stumps.’
- ‘Likewise, in the recent Melbourne Test also, there was no need for him to chase the wide ball from Williams and nick to the wicketkeeper.’
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