Student or Learner
The script for Australia's historic win was written by the broad bat of wicketkeeper/batsman Adam Gilchrist who decided to come out of poor form at just the right time after skipper Ricky Ponting won the toss and decided to bat first in the match which started about three hours later than the scheduled start due to rains.
What does `script' mean in the above context?
Please explain it.
A 'script' is a book/sheaf of papers that specify what the actors in a film or play should say. It is a cliché of sports report that when a match doesn't proceed as expected, someone 'hasn't read the script': The European champions should have won, but little Brentford hadn't read the script.
The writer in this case has borrowed that image (rather inappropriately). He means simply that Gilchrist's batting decided the match.