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WATCH: Ravichandran Ashwin outsmarts Glenn Maxwell with BRILLIANT ball in World Cup 2015

New Delhi: Cricket is often a cruel game for bowlers, considering the way the sport has revolutionised over the years since the inception of T20 cricket.

Bowlers have to be street-smart in stopping the run flow for their side. They can alter the field placements, play with the batsmen's minds, have new variations up their sleeves.

For Indian cricket team, Ravichandran Ashwin is the best example of the bowler, who from time to time, has shown his cunning skills to the opposition. (READ: WATCH: Ravichandran Ashwin's magic ball that bamboozled Kane Williamson on Day 3)

One of these incidents took place in the ICC World Cup Semi-Final 2015, India vs Australia at Sydney.

It was the 37th over of the Australian innings, the hosts were 231/2 with Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch at the crease.

Maxwell was in full mood of thrashing Indian bowlers out of the park, as he was on 23 from 14 balls with 3 fours and a six to his name.

Skipper MS Dhoni brought on Ashwin in the attack, who had already bowled 8 overs for 32 runs in the match.

Cricket fans had already seen some interesting duels between Ashwin and Maxwell during Indian Premier League (IPL). (READ: WATCH and DECIDE: Ravichandran Ashwin vs Shane Warne - Who bowled the better ball?)

The big-show has the upper hand against the offie in limited-overs cricket.

Maxi has a wonderful strike rate of 145. 3 in 6 innings and has only been dismissed once by Ashwin.

But what followed in that tactical over by the off-spinner will surprise you.

Here's the video of the duel:

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