Mitchell Starc’s ‘Ball Of The 21st Century’ To Dismiss James Vince

Mitchell Starc’s ‘Ball Of The 21st Century’ To Dismiss James Vince

Australian speedster Mitchell Strac bowled a thunderbolt to dislodge the woodwork of English batsman Jame Vince to be a contender for ball of the century.

Even Shane Warne was up on his feet for the Ball Of The 21st Century. Take a bow Mitchell Starc!

The Australian spin bowling legend was the one who came up with the original ‘Ball of the Century’. After bowling Mike Gatting in the 1993 Ashes series the ball was popular as the Gatting ball. Warne was quick to pay tribute to Mitchell Starc after his pearler of a delivery to remove James Vince during the third Test at the WACA.

Vince was providing some resistance to the Aussies on 55 but his innings came to an end after Starc came around the wicket and sent down a 144 km/h thunderbolt.






The ball looked certain to head down leg side until it caught a crack in the WACA pitch and swerved back to knock his off stump out of the ground and spark wild celebrations from Starc and his teammates. There was a considerable deviation from the pitch after the ball hit one of the wide cracks.

Even Vince himself had to admit he was beaten by something special.

“It’s still frustrating to get out but they’re a bit easier to take than the ones where you feel you are at fault yourself,” Vince says.

“I think if I face that another 20, 30 times I think it would get me out every time.”

Even the greats of the game acknowledged the ‘Jaffa’ and were all praise for the left-arm pacer.