The England captain scored 148 off 71 balls against Afghanistan at Old Trafford

What is the meaning of off. Does it mean to get out off?

I looked up its meaning in dictionary but didn't find anything.

  • You might have better luck with this one in the sports exchange – Bee Jun 18 '19 at 16:55

In cricket, this is just the usual way of describing how many runs were scored from a certain number of balls. The batsman received 71 balls from the bowlers, and scored 148 runs, which is a very high score.

The BBC wrote a very similar sentence: "The captain hammered 17 sixes in making 148 from 71 balls, ..."

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In cricket lingo, it simply means "in", so the phrase means 148 runs in 71 balls.

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  • That answer has already been given. – Chenmunka Nov 20 '19 at 9:58

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