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    pinch hitter, prolific test scorer

    After originally being selected as a ODI pinch hitter as Sri Lanka developed new ways of scoring quickly, Jayasuriya adapted quickly and became a prolific Test scorer, eventually topping the country's record tables for both forms of the game.

    I know prolific means (in a large amount) but this doesn't fit in above sentence.

    So, please explain the higlighted group of words.

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    Re: pinch hitter, prolific test scorer

    pinch hitter = In cricket, pinch hitter is the usual term for a batsman promoted up the batting order in order to score quick runs.

    prolific Test scorer = makes lots and lots of runs in Test matches.

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