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Definition of the day: soft signal

Preliminary indication of a Test umpire’s intuitive decision before he refers it upstairs to the video umpire for confirmation. This can lead to some curious anomalies, for example, no conclusive evidence of a catch being taken may exist on video … Continue reading

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Definition of the Day: Educated Edge

A half played-for, half streaky shot, which catches the outside edge and has elements of both luck and design in its composition. The educated edge somehow inevitably squirts away for runs, usually in the region between slips and gully, leaving … Continue reading

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Definition of the Day: Glass fingers

Glass fingers: Fragile, susceptible digits, wont to break during first hard contact with the ball, usually whilst catching but sometimes whilst batting. England skipper Nasser Hussain was prone to this particularly nasty affliction.

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