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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He showed good fitness to take a wicket in the 95th over too, Ajmal Shazad top-edging a pull from the first delivery of his final spell.
Mohit Sharma (two for 22) was again the man to pick up the wicket, with Chand top-edging one to Jason Holder in the deep.
Gul was next to fall, top-edging an attempted big hit to Sunny at mid-on.
The former Surrey all-rounder made 64 from 84 balls - his third half-century of the season - before top-edging Jonathan Clare to wicketkeeper Tom New.
Wessels then saw his second six, over a very short Holliesside boundary, looming when Neil Carter sent down a long hop but succeeded only in top-edging to Navdeep Poonia at deep mid-wicket.
Gareth Andrew showed some resilience, as he did in the championship match against Leicestershire, until he was caught behind after top-edging a sweep off Ian Blackwell before the rain fell .
At the other end, however, the mass suicide bid continued as Alex Wharf fell on his sword in the third over after lunch, top-edging an attempted drive over cover to give wicket-keeper James Foster the easiest of catches.
The Forfarshire player was rushed to hospital after top-edging the ball into his face.
That came soon after opener Justin Langer was Ntini's second wicket, caught by Graeme Smith at mid-off for 37 after top-edging an attempted pull.
Wood moved past 150 before top-edging Graeme Swann to White.
Bangladesh's miserable day was compounded by a nasty injury to Aftab Ahmed, who was taken to hospital after top-edging the ball between his helmet and visor.
Sangakkara added 128 for the second wicket with Malinda Warnapura (82), who missed out on a maiden century after top-edging an attempted pull stroke.
That left Michael Vaughan's men six runs short of making Sri Lanka bat again and they should have lost Andrew Flintoff almost immediately when the all-rounder attempted to force Muralitharan off the back foot and only succeeded in top-edging between the bowler and Dinusha Fernando at mid-on.
However, Matt Prior was out for just four, top-edging a sweep to deep square leg, and Lou Vincent laboured 19 balls for his 14 as Sussex fell short despite reaching the 15th over all but level with where Surrey were at that stage.
The Warwickshire overseas star added 128 for the second wicket with Malinda Warnapura (82), who missed out on a maiden century after top-edging an attempted pull stroke.