carry (one's) bat

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carry (one's) bat

In cricket, to have not gotten out at the end of one team's completed innings. If our best player can carry his bat, then we have a good chance to win the game.
See also: bat, carry

carry your bat

(of an opening batsman or top-order batsman) remain not out at the end of your team's completed innings.
See also: bat, carry
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The thirty-three-year-old also became the first England batsman to carry his bat in a Test in 20 years after Mike Atherton did so against New Zealand in 1996-97.
The 20-year-old Lancashire opener, playing just his third Championship match and resuming on 42, became the youngest Red Rose batsman since Cyril Washbrook in 1935 to carry his bat through a County Championship innings.
Had Selman not been dropped by Rory Kleinveldt from an easy caught and bowled chance from the first ball of the day, Northants would have gained a bigger lead, but the Glamorgan opener went on to carry his bat for a career best 122 not out, an innings that lasted 302 minutes and included 15 fours from 208 balls.
To "carry his bat" is normally a proud achievement in any cricketer's life.
The 24-year-old looked set to become the first Scot in one-day matches to carry his bat throughout an innings - but was cleanbowled by Ahsan Malik with just nine balls remaining.
PAUL HORTON became the first player to carry his bat for Lancashire in 20 years but there were just 45 minutes of play possible on day two of the LV= County Championship Division One clash against Durham at Chester-le-Street.
After losing an early wicket in their run chase, Michael went on to carry his bat for 46 with Neil not far behind, unbeaten on 39.
Leicestershire opener Darren Maddy hit a magnificent unbeaten 158 against Yorkshire at Grace Road to become the 18th player in the club's history to carry his bat through a completed innings.
But he emerged from his private hell to carry his bat and make a match-saving 169 to clinch a 1-0 series win against South Africa.
Stuart Bates hit an undefeated 75 to carry his bat as Unique Sports Travel scored 134-2 against the Huntsman.
Dravid became the third Indian batsman to carry his bat in a Test with an unbeaten 146 compiled in six hours 19 minutes in his team's 300 all out in reply to England's 591-6 declared.
Maybe for the next Test, Kevin will ask someone to run him up a nice little handbag to carry his bat and ball on and off with.
Opener Grant Flower hit an unbeaten 156 in the first Test against Pakistan in Bulawayo yesterday to become only the second Zimbabwean to carry his bat in a Test match.
Earlier, skipper Mark Taylor had become only the ninth Australian in history to carry his bat through a Test innings, finishing on 169 after more than eight-and-a-half hours.
Farhat's long overdue third test century enabled him to become only the fourth Pakistani batsmen to carry his bat through an innings.