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    crossed over

    Mark Boucher (12), having hit Hassan for a six over long off, jumped out once again but checked his shot and gave an easy catch to Rasel at long-off. Justin Kemp (seven), having crossed over, was caught and bowled on the very next delivery to give the left-armer his second wicket.

    Mohammad Rafique, also of the same ilk, bowled six tidy overs conceding just 14 runs in his first spell and struck later in the innings.

    Please explain the highlighted words.

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    Re: crossed over

    'Jumped out once again' refers to the way he attacked the ball (as he had done when he hit the six) however on this occassion he 'checked his shot', that is, he hesitated, allowing the fielder to catch his ball.

    'Crossed over' means (I think!) that he had moved to the receiving end to face the bowler.

    'Ilk' means type or kind. In other words he was similar to Mark Boucher in his style of play.

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