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    in the meat of

    felt that when Jayawardene won the toss he made a positive start and decided to bat. He did not really worry about Shane Bond. I think that was a huge message because all the talk had been on Bond and his pace. But what was important was that he won the toss, decided to bat and though he had a little hiccup losing Jayasuriya who is one of the better players in One-Day cricket and when you get Sangakkara you think we are in the meat of Sri Lankan batting, Richards said.

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    Re: in the meat of

    "In the centre of"

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    Re: in the meat of

    In the centre , but - in this case - in the centre of that part of the team that presents a threat as batsmen. (Typically, as a cricket team has 11 players, the first 5 or 6 are recognized batsmen, 1 is a wicket-keeper who is also a fairly good batsman, and 4 or 5 are recognized bowlers. When New Zealand reached Sangakkara, they felt that a fair part of their bowling effort was done; they didn't expect him to score 130-odd).

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    Re: in the meat of

    PS The writer has presumably been influenced by the fact that cricket commentators often talk about 'the meat of the bat' (referring to the centre of gravity of a piece of wood). I don't think I've ever before met the expression 'the meat of the batting'.

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