slog-sweep

Definitions

Cricket

  • noun an aggressive form of sweep played with the aim of lofting the ball towards the mid-wicket boundary
    Citation ‘His get-out-of-jail shot against slow bowling is the slog-sweep, but Vaughan posted a man to the provinces on the leg side immediately yesterday and eliminated the option’ (Haigh 2005)
  • verb to hit the ball when playing a slog-sweep
    Citation ‘The loss of 3 for 3 in eight balls brought together Pietersen and Flintoff, and both went for their shots. Flintoff drove Sami powerfully for four and Pietersen slog-swept Kaneria for six’ (Angus Fraser, Independent, 17 November 2006)
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