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India - Hindi
Breaking a host of records on his way to a 104-ball 149 runs (104b, 13x4, 8x6), Gilchrist set the platform for Australia to win their fourth World Cup title.

Please explain the highlighted group of words.
  • dragonfly37

    Senior Member
    U.S.A., English
    I think "a host of..." can be used to mean "a lot of/a bunch of..." So here, Gilchrist broke a bunch of records (records meaning the best score/time/etc. in a sport. Ex: The world record for the 200 m sprint is 15 secs [making this up]).
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