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Cricket: Swing still evident despite change; PUNTERS' GUIDE TO LORD'S.

RATHER fittingly the chracteristics of the old Lord's wicket were banished the last time New Zealand played there in 2004. Formerly a tricky batting wicket, HQ was transformed into a belter to bat on when it refused to deteriorate as England chased down the second highest total to win a game there batting last.

The ball still swings early on, however, particularly from the Nursery End if a breeze gives the bowler a bit more oomph in his run up.
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:May 15, 2008
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