Aussie spinner's epic wrong-un leaves batsman baffled

Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa has produced and absolute gem of a googly to dismiss batsman Mark Chapman in the Caribbean Premier League.

The 26-year-old picked up three wickets in the Jamaica Tallawahs’ victory over David Warner’s St Lucia Stars on Wednesday.

And it was his dismissal of Chapman which impressed the most.

Zampa’s delivery in the 11th over absolutely stunned Chapman, who didn’t seem to anticipate the wrong-un at all.

Adam Zampa produced an absolute googly to send off St. Lucia’s Mark Chapman in the CPL. Pic: @CPL/Getty

As the ball crashed into the stumps, he quickly glanced back to assess the damage before making his way to the stands.

“Well bowled, oh my goodness,” said the commentator.

“He’s bowled a gem of a googly.

“And Mark Chapman didn’t read it at all.”

Just two balls earlier Zampa claimed his first victim, Andre Fletcher.

Fletcher was aiming for mid-on but ended up blasting it to long-off, being comfortably caught by skipper Andre Russell.

The third and final wicket was perhaps the most crucial, wiping out Kieron Pollard who was caught in the field by teammate Ross Taylor at point.

Zampa’s impressive figures of 3-27 from just four overs broke any momentum the Stars had gathered, particularly after losing David Warner early.

He was also rewarded with the man of the match for his efforts.


It’s now 14 games for St. Lucia without a win in the CPL.