What is the meaning of outing against in the following sentence

Off-spinner Ashwin joins Tamil Nadu to take on Gujarat at Just Cricket ground, and opening batsman Mayank joins his Karnataka mates in their M. Chinnaswamy Stadium outing against Chhattisgarh.

I looked up it’s meaning but didn’t find anything satisfactory. Somebody help me


An 'outing' in British English (India was a British colony) is a trip or visit - e.g. an outing to the zoo, to the seaside, to a park, etc. In a sports context, it can mean to a visit by a team to a stadium or ground for a match. Karnataka is a cricket team. They played a match against Chhattisgarh (another cricket team) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Outing countable noun

In sport, an outing is an occasion when a player [or team] competes in a particular contest or competition.

Playing in England's first outing, he suffered a whiplash injury to his neck.

Outing (Collins Dictionary)

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  • Similarly meaning 1 given in Lexico and specifically in 1.2. – Weather Vane Oct 22 '19 at 17:51

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium modifies outing, so let’s ignore that for a moment:

... opening batsman Mayank joins his Karnataka mates in their outing against Chhattisgarh.

Maybe you’re seeing outing against as a phrasal verb, but it’s not.

2 : an athletic competition or race
also : an appearance therein

So outing roughly means competition or match in this case.

In M. Chinnaswamy Stadium outing, we understand M. Chinnaswamy Stadium to be the location of the match.

In against Chhattisgarh, against is used in the usual way to indicate the opponent, Chhattisgarh.

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