open the batting

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open the batting (third-person singular simple present opens the batting, present participle opening the batting, simple past and past participle opened the batting)

  1. (cricket) To be one of a pair of cricketers (batsmen) that start a side's innings, who are also known as the opening pair or openers.
  2. (idiomatic) By extension, to commence proceedings (in general, not just in cricket).

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