Cricketing world reacts to Mitchell Starc's ball of the Ashes 2017-18

Mitchell Starc bowls during the fifth day of the third test pic Philip Brown  Getty Images

Vince's wicket was castled by a ball, which pitched nearly on middle and leg stump, held its line, and even swung away from the right-hander, beating him all ends up to send the batsman back to the pavilion. Experts even hailed the delivery as the "Ball of the century" and said that even Bradman would have been dismissed off that ripper.

On the fourth day of the third Ashes Test in Perth, Starc, bowling from around the wicket to Vince, pitched one on good length at middle and leg stump and uprooted Vince's off-stump, the ball nearly spinning off the surface.

Some of the biggest names in world cricket have gone into meltdown over Mitchell Starc's "ball of the 21st century", including arguably the greatest left-arm paceman in history.

Later in the over, Anderson thought he had Tim Paine leg before too, but as he appealed, a mix up resulted in both batsmen standing next to each other in the middle of the wicket, allowing Vince to run in from gully and take off the bails to remove Starc (1). It was a delivery at 90 miles an hour and left the batsman in disbelief.

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"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 said. If I faced that another 20 or 30 times, I think it would get me out every time'. Vince racked up 83 runs in the second innings of the first test, but England's top order has struggled to pick up runs throughout the series.

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Further rain is forecast for day five and that may be England's best chance of salvaging a draw and keeping possession of the Ashes over Christmas.

'We're in a position where, if we lose tomorrow, the series is gone.



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