carry your bat

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.
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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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"He also played some very good shots and to carry your bat at any level of cricket is an impressive effort."
You play them all with a straight bat which, in effect, proves that the teachings you've had makes you stronger, more adept, and you carry your bat.