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Barring Ravindu Shah’s gritty 71 and Thomas Odoyo’s 42, the 2003 World Cup semi-finalists were not up to the task. Kenya now have a tough ask to beat England in order to make the next round of cricket’s showpiece event.
I think [barring = except] [Am I right?]
Also, I didn't understand the meaning of `gritty' in the dictionaries.
So, please explain it.
Barring = except for
gritty = determined, hard-fought