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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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Saqlain Haider also fell to a brilliant catch by Rossouw off De Villiers, while Amjad Javed became the lone Steyn victim by going for a pull and offering a top-edge catch.
Alex Hughes should have removed Bell on 42 but Broom at deep midwicket spilled the diving catch and he completed his 50 from 39 balls before Laurie Evans became the latest batsman to top-edge a pull.
Woakes was caught at point for 45, his highest Championship score so far, and Trott's top-edge to slip frustratingly left him on 999 runs for the season.
Zulfiqar bagged the last wicket of the match as Divendra Bishoo top-edges one into the air for Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq to catch.