'Swann's ball at par with Vaughan bowling Tendulkar in 2002'

Updated: 04 August 2009 10:57 IST

Flintoff has compared Swann's scorching off-break that rocked Ponting's woods in the 3rd Test with Vaughan's magic ball that dismissed Sachin in 2002.

'Swann's ball at par with Vaughan bowling Tendulkar in 2002'

Melbourne:

England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has compared his teammate Graeme Swann's scorching off-break that rocked Australian skipper Ricky Ponting's woods in the Edgbaston Test with Michael Vaughan's magic ball that dismissed Sachin Tendulkar in the 2002 Trent Bridge Test.

Swann's sharp-turning delivery that shook Ponting's wickets on the fourth day has taken pole position for "that ball" of the 2009 Ashes campaign but Flintoff feels it is at par with Vaughan bowling Tendulkar out in 2002.

"I think it's on a par with Michael Vaughan (bowling Sachin Tendulkar) at Trent Bridge (in 2002)," Andrew Flintoff was quoted as saying in the 'Sydney Morning Herald'.

"It was a fine ball. If you're going to get the best players out in the world you've got to bowl good balls and that was one of the better ones," he added.

During the 2002 Test in Trent Bridge, Vaughan had deceived the Indian with his sharp turning delivery which ripped between Tendulkar's bat and pad as he tried to drive it through the covers.



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