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    carved up, in his armoury, batting strip

    The notable thing about Tendulkarís 39th Test hundred was how he looked to be in a zone of his own. Not one other batsman looked half as much in command as him, which was a bit surprising on what is considered, at least as of now, to be a batting strip.

    None of these things bothered Tendulkar, as he carved up his hundred in style. Beginning with a cracking straight drive, he played all the shots in his armoury. When he does that, the opposition can only watch and fetch the ball.
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    Please explain the emboldened parts to me.


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    Re: carved up, in his armoury, batting strip

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    The notable thing about Tendulkarís 39th Test hundred was how he looked to be in a zone of his own. Not one other batsman looked half as much in command as him, which was a bit surprising on what is considered, at least as of now, to be a batting strip.

    None of these things bothered Tendulkar, as he carved up his hundred in style. Beginning with a cracking straight drive, he played all the shots in his armoury. When he does that, the opposition can only watch and fetch the ball.
    [source : Why a Sachin ton inspires cricket | Yeh dil maange more ]

    Please explain the emboldened parts to me.
    To be in a zone of his own = is outstanding and superior to the other players.

    batting strip = a ground that is most suited to good batting

    carved up his hundred = made his hundred runs

    in his armoury = items or qualities that can be used to good effect in a particular situation, in this case his batting ability.

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