Definition of long hop in English:

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long hop

noun

Cricket
A short-pitched, easily hit ball: he fascinated spectators by bowling slow full tosses and deliberate long-hops
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  • Yardy finally attempted one big hit too far and slapped a long hop to Ashraful at midwicket.
  • The bowlers were instructed to bowl a series of slow long hops and full tosses, these aided by the fielders' feet across the boundary line.
  • During the first innings, suffering from dizziness, he bowled surely his worst-ever spell, sending down a trail of long hops before admitting defeat and returning to his bed.

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