South Africa tour of Australia, 2008/09 / Commentary

44.6

Ntini to Hopes, no run, full and wide, down goes Hopes on the square-drive, missing completely

Australia 218/6   JR Hopes 0* (1b)

45.2

Morkel to Hopes, 2 runs, back of a length and he squirts it down toward third man

45.3

Morkel to Hopes, no run, swings at one sliding down the stumps but fails to connect

45.4

Morkel to Hopes, 2 runs, short, wide and rising, Hopes hops up and goes over point, Ntini slides and saves a boundary on the ropes

45.5

Morkel to Hopes, 4 leg byes, attempted yorker slips out down the pads, Hopes shapes to flick but gets pad on it, evading an energetic dive from Boucher, so that will be leg-byes

45.6

Morkel to Hopes, 1 run, full on the pads and flicked through midwicket, Amla gives chase

Australia 228/6   JR Hopes 5* (6b)

46.1

Steyn to Hopes, no run, full outside off stump, Hopes plays a loose shot and gets beaten

46.2

Steyn to Hopes, no run, 118ks, slower ball draws a forward push back to Steyn

46.3

Steyn to Hopes, no run, swipes across the line and misses, and the ball somehow missing skimming the top of middle and leg

46.4

Steyn to Hopes, 1 wide, too full and wide down the pads, and Boucher does collect this time

46.4

Steyn to Hopes, 2 runs, gets down to square-drive the wide delivery out to Kallis at deep cover

46.5

Steyn to Hopes, no run, frees the arms and slashes but finds Amla at backward point

46.6

Steyn to Hopes, 1 run, 146.7ks, pitched up very full and Hopes can only steer one to point

Australia 232/6   JR Hopes 8* (12b)

47.1

Ntini to Hopes, OUT, starts off with the sucker ball, full and wide and another scoop to backward point, where Morkel takes a good tumbling catch to his right, cupping it in front and then throwing it away as he hurts a finger

JR Hopes c Morkel b Ntini 8 (11m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

Australia 232/7   JR Hopes 8 (13b)
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