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    Default dogging the minds of bookmakers, he can stay on the park for any length of time

    Bangalore, Oct.7 (ANI): Can the Australian team repeat the magic of winning a series in India? Having done so in 2004 after a gap of 35 years, this seems to be the biggest question dogging the minds of bookmakers, who have cautiously bet 2.10 dollars on the Australians to win.
    According to a Fox Sports report, the Australian batting line-up is settled, but issues remain.
    Opener Matthew Hayden hasn't had a long innings so far on tour, but appears determined to make a mark. His attention to detail could be seen during a net session in Hyderabad where he spent five minutes debating with bowling machine operator Troy Cooley whether there was an imaginary fieldsman at point, behind point or in front of point.
    Ponting had his middle stump uprooted by Board XI leggie Piyush Chawla in Australia's first innings, but would have been content with an undefeated half-century in the second. However, until he scores heavily in the Tests, the mental demons of previous failures here will remain.
    Shane Watson was forced out of the tour match by a chest virus. His talent has never been questioned - just whether he can stay on the park for any length of time.


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    Default Re: dogging the minds of bookmakers, he can stay on the park for any length of time

    Bookmakers take bets on sporting events. Something "dogging the mind" of someone is something that worries them. So the bookmakers are concerned about the possibility of the Australian team winning the series.

    he can stay on the park for any length of time >> whether he will be able to continue playing for any length of time if his health does not improve.

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    Default Re: dogging the minds of bookmakers, he can stay on the park for any length of time

    Thank you Anglika for your help in all my threads.

    So I think, "stay on the park" means "to stay inside the play ground". Am I correct?

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    Glad to help you at any time, Gary!

    I think just possibly there is a typo, and it might be "stay on the mark".

    Whichever, it means that his health may prevent him from being involved in this series.

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