Definition of dead bat in English:
A bat held loosely so that the ball falls to the ground immediately when struck.
- Neither Afridi's variations, nor the varied words he let the batsman hear after each ball, seemed to trouble him, and he struck majestic poses in defence, offering a dead bat to virtually everything.
- In cricket parlance: better to play a dead bat so the ball will drop to the ground and stay there.
- He does not believe in offering a dead bat, and tries to manufacture strokes.
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