take guard

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take guard

(cricket) Of a batsman, to stand in a ready position to receive the bowled ball, especially after having asked the umpire to indicate his or her position in relation to the stumps. The umpire has ruled the bowl a dead ball, as the batsman had not yet taken guard.
See also: guard, take
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Asked if Johnson is the quickest bowler he has taken guard to, his face positively lit up.
Years later, he has taken guard for what looks like a long and strong innings on the filmy pitch.
Ponting strolled to the crease and no sooner had he taken guard then he was striding back to the pavilion.
He should have taken guard again and buckled down to complete the job of saving the game by extending his 207 minute stay by the remaining hour and a quarter.
The 182-run partnership was their biggest opening stand in the 27 Tests in which they have taken guard together.
He will not have taken guard in the middle for six weeks and, irrespective of whether his calf stands up to the strain of a Test match, it would take a genius to overcome such lack of match practice.