- n. Plural form of batsman.
“Sehwag, who scored 299 runs against the Black Caps, has jumped nine places to sixth position in the latest ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen, which is still headed by India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.”
“Shahzad then aimed one big shot too many at Pietersen's stand-in off-spin, holing out at long-off - and after Rankin missed a swipe at Steven Finn, Will Porterfield called his batsmen in.”
“As rain forced a delay of almost three hours to the start of play in the morning, then caused another lengthy spell in the afternoon, several of India's big name batsmen were sent packing cheaply by a hungry Aussie bowling brigade.”
“Bedi, however, recalled the batsmen from the crease and conceded the match in protest at the bowling of Safraz Nawaz who had bowled 4 bouncers in succession with not one being called wide by the umpires!”
“West Indies coach John Dyson miscalculated the Duckworth-Lewis chart and called the batsmen in believing his side had won the match when in fact England were one run ahead on the Duckworth / Lewis system.”
“The match at the Providence Stadium had suffered a 45-minute rain delay, and Dyson mistakenly called his batsmen off with 3.4 overs remaining when the umpires offered them the bad light.”
“Dyson took responsibility himself to work out the score needed under the Duckworth-Lewis (DL) method and called his batsmen in.”
“The biggest danger to the batsmen was the low bounce of some of the deliveries but Dippenaar grew in confidence as his innings progressed by producing some fine shots to go with some solid defensive play.”
“The tourists got their first meaningful win of the winter when Windies coach John Dyson called his batsmen from the field when the umpires offered the light, only to discover he had miscalculated with the hosts one run behind on Duckworth-Lewis.”
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