top edge

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top edge

1. noun In cricket, a hit that goes off the top edge of a bat held sideways. I think I can get a top edge against this bowler.
2. verb To hit the ball in such a way. Albert just top edged the ball.
See also: edge, top
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Chesney Hughes pulled Clarke for six but two balls later drove low to mid off where Ian Bell took a good catch and Clarke struck again when Neil Broom top-edged a pull to cover in the fifth over.
That was 180 for seven but Ashley Gowers (38 from 60 balls) and Alex Lilley (51 not out from 76) knuckled down to add 53 before the former top-edged a pull at Trott to deep mid-wicket.
Burnham and Burnmoor's Shaun Tindale brought up the century with their opening partnership off 138 balls before Tindale top-edged a pull to backward square when on 41 in the 26th over.
ron Finch then top-edged a Best bouncer to Sunil Narine at fine leg on the boundary in the third over for just one run.
Allrounder Kyle Mayers could have had Ryan Burl in his first over but Kavem Hodge dropped the top-edged hook at third man.
After James Franklin was run out by Gregory's accurate throw from third man it seemed all over as a contest when Cook top-edged a pull shot off Trego and was well caught by Levi.
Misbah then put on 66 for the fifth wicket with Asad Shafiq before the skipper's 123-ball innings, which included 11 fours, came to an end when he top-edged a ball from Shakib to Mahmudullah at short fine leg.
Chapple top-edged a cut to third man to fall for 46 then Luke Procter, his partner in a stand of 87, edged to wicketkeeper Phil Mustard on 45.
Joe Denly and Martin van Jaarsveld both enjoyed a life in adding 43 for the second wicket but Van Jaarsveld's good fortune expired two balls after giving his first chance when he top-edged a sweep to short fine-leg.
The batsmen gradually took control and Sayers leg-glanced his first boundary to move into double figures after facing 63 deliveries, but Rudolph provided a moment of excitement when he top-edged a hook at Mason and the ball flew for six.
Ramprakash was lucky to see a top-edged cut dropped by Andre Adams running back from gully when on 23, but former Notts batsman Afzaal hit several pleasant boundaries through the covers.
West Indies got a quick breakthrough when Tillakaratne Dilshan, who led Sri Lanka's fightback in a century partnership with Silva in Thursday's last session, top-edged Edwards trying a pull shot and keeper Denesh Ramdin took the high catch.
Matthew Wood took a good catch to dismiss Iain Sutcliffe, who top-edged a pull at Mark Ealham, and Ealham then reacted quickly to catch Mal Loye's reverse sweep at Swann.
As a result he top-edged the ball through the grill of his helmet and took it full in the face.
Australia, resuming at 323 for nine, decided against a declaration but lost their last wicket immediately when tail-ender Stuart MacGill, on one, took a wild swing and top-edged a short ball from Ajit Agarkar to Akash Chopra at short third man.