bat out



  • verb to continue batting and remain undismissed for a specified length of time or number of overs, especially in order to avoid defeat
    Citation ‘West Indies began the final day of an absorbing Test at 47 for two, requiring a further 399 to win but more realistically needing to bat out the day’s minimum of 90 overs’ (Mike Selvey, Guardian 14 April 1994)