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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Cricketing Cliche 23

Keeping the scoreboard ticking.

Yousuf Youhana and Younis Khan, after the dismissal of the openers, are playing quietly, "keeping the scoreboard ticking". They're not hitting too many boundaries, and are taking the occasional single while batting carefully. In Tests, the scoreboard ticks, as if it's a time-bomb; in one-dayers, the batsmen (cliche coming up) milk the bowling, as if it's a cow.

Basically (one more cliche), it's a batsman's game, even when they're not (and another) hitting it to all parts of the ground.
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