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    perhaps unchallenged in the tournament

    Australia, undefeated and perhaps unchallenged in the tournament, fielded their strongest side to make their third straight World Cup final, while South Africa, too, remained unchanged for the clash, leaving out fast bowler Makhaya Ntini.

    Please explain the highlighted group of words.


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    Re: perhaps unchallenged in the tournament

    Looks like they are going to win - they have been the strongest team.


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    Re: perhaps unchallenged in the tournament

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Looks like they are going to win - they have been the strongest team.
    Thank you Anglika.

    But my point is not that.

    Australia undefeated and unchallenged.


    undefeated conveys the meaning that (Australia won all the matches)

    and in the contrary, unchallenged conveys the meaning that (Australia unable to challenge the other teams) i.e. It lost all the matches.

    So, I am confused.

    Now, could you help me?

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    Re: perhaps unchallenged in the tournament

    "unchallenged" does not mean "Australia is unable to challenge other teams." It's the other way round. It means "Australia is NOT being challenged by other teams."

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