Ben Hilfenhaus produced a peach in the 2011 Ashes to castle England skipper Andrew Strauss neck and crop. The ball came in with the angle only to hold its line and perhaps even straighten just that little bit to send the off-stump for a toss. Strauss was glued in his crease, and the subtle movement off the deck outsmarted him all ends up. Cricket Australia posted a clip of the beauty of a delivery in their countdown of the best Ashes balls over the years. The great Richie Benaud seems to have enjoyed the cracker of an away-seamer.
The great Richie Benaud loved this one! 🎙
No.8 in our countdown of the best #Ashes deliveries in Australia since 1990 is a beauty from Ben Hilfenhaus at the SCG in 2011. pic.twitter.com/86Qkmd7eUV
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 30, 2021