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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 their position in relation to the stumps. The umpire has ruled the bowl a dead ball, as the batsman had not yet taken guard.
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When the 32-year-old Denly takes guard at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium he will become England's oldest debutant batsman since Alan Wells 24 years ago.
Roy will hardly lack for confidence or motivation then, when he takes guard in the third match of four.
Rohit seems in the zone every time he takes guard at the Eden Gardens and it was no different on Sunday as he cut, drove and pulled his way to a swashbuckling half- century.
~ Anand Adhikari OLD GUARD TAKES GUARD At the 85th Annual General Meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Chennai on March 2, veteran cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya was elected as its president.
But he takes guard exactly the same way as his father -- hammering the bail on the crease.
But as he takes guard for the last time what is not in doubt is that Tendulkar is an all-time great - 100 international centuries and nearly 16,000 Test runs confirm that.