Net run rate calculation if team batting 2nd scores more runs than the target?


The Duckworth–Lewis (D/L) method is a mathematical formulation designed to calculate the target score for the team batting second in a limited overs cricket match interrupted by weather or other circumstances. It is generally accepted to be the most accurate method of setting a target score. The D/L method was devised by two English statisticians, Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis.[1] After their retirements Professor Steven Stern became the custodian of the method. In November 2014, it was renamed the Duckworth–Lewis–Stern method (or D/L/S method).[2]

The basic principle is that each team in a limited-overs match has two resources available with which to score runs: wickets remaining, and overs to play. Where overs are lost, setting an adjusted target for the team batting second is not as simple as reducing the run target proportionally to the loss in overs, because a team with ten wickets in hand and 25 overs to bat can be expected to play more aggressively than if they had...

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By Barnaby Haszard Morris

Updated September 22, 2015.


Net run rate (NRR) is used in cricket to rank a team's performance in a league or cup competition. It is calculated by comparing a team's overall run rate over the course of the competition with that of their opposition.

The basic equation is as follows:

Net run rate = (number of runs scored/number of overs faced) - (number of runs conceded/number of overs bowled)

A positive net run rate means a team is scoring faster than its opposition overall, while a negative net run rate means a team is scoring slower than the teams it has come up against. A positive NRR is therefore desirable.

NRR is usually used to rank teams that have finished a series or tournament on the same number of points, or with the same number of matches won.


In the Super Sixes stage of the ICC Women's World Cup 2013, New Zealand scored 1066 runs off 223 overs and conceded 974...

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Sport and Math have never been the best of friends in the past but there are times when they merge, giving the fans a hard time.

Yes, I am talking about the various calculations involved in cricket like the Duckworth-Lewis method that is used in rain curtailed games and the Net Run Rate that is calculated to solve a tie on points.

With the format of the current T20 World Cup giving a chance to just two teams from each group, there is a high possibility that there may be a couple or more than a couple of teams level on points.

This is where the Net Run Rate (NRR) comes into action. It is the only viable way at the moment in cricket to separate two teams that are level on points come the end of the groups stage.

It is a value of measurement that uses the run rates of every game for a particular team in the tournament and is used to separate two teams who have acquired the same number of points in the table.

As its name suggests, NRR is the...

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All teams have experienced bitter taste of Duckworth/Lewis method. This method fails many times in giving correct result. But with the coming of VJD rule we may expect that it will be able to predict the correct result. VJD rule was developed by V. Jayadevan from Kerala.

v. Jayadevan is an engineer from Kerala. He holds Master's degree from IIT Madras. Jayadevan is currently working as a engineer in irrigation department. He has spend fifteen long years to develop this rule. Earlier BCCI has implemented this rule in domestic cricket. ICL also followed the same rule. Finally the VJD rule is getting more recognition from the cricket board and they have decided to adopt this rule in IPL 4. Jayadevan presented the report before BCCI committee headed by former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar and shows a computer presentation for one hour. He also spend some time with members for answering their doubts. The VJD rule will be submitted to ICC after the end of IPL 4. The system...

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Net Run Rate (NRR) is a statistical method used in analysing teamwork and/or performance in the sport of cricket. It is the most commonly used method of ranking teams with equal points in limited overs league competitions, analogous to goal difference in association football.

The NRR in a single game is the average runs per over that a team scores, minus the average runs per over that is scored against them. The NRR in a tournament is the average runs per over that a team scores across the whole tournament, minus the average runs per over that is scored against them across the whole tournament.[1][2] This is the same as the weighted average of the run rates scored in each match (weighted by the lengths of the innings batted compared to the other innings batted), minus the weighted average of the run rates conceded in each match (weighted by the lengths of the innings bowled compared to the other innings bowled). This is not usually the same as the total or average of the...

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I have some doubts regarding net run rate in the ongoing ICC world twenty 20 2014 event.It takes a while to read so please don't hesitate and give me a solution regarding this.

My doubt is that in match 12 of world twenty 20 2014(In Group Stage Last Match on march 21 2014) (See Scorecard here) Wesley Barresi of Netherlands hit a six when the team score was 187 while chasing Ireland score of 189, That take Netherlands score to 193.

If that is the case in match 17 between India and West Indies in match of super10 group (in ICC world twenty 20 2014 on march 23 2014) (See Scorecard here) while Suresh Raina (India) hit a four when the team score was 129 while chasing West Indies score of 129,That takes India Only To 130. why Only One run is added to the score in this match(match 17 on march 23 2014) while 6 runs are added to the score in match 12 on march 21 2014.

I don't understand the strategy behind this.Because if India's Score is taken as 133 then India's net...

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In cricket net run rate is a measure of the overall team performance i.e. bowling performance and batting performance. Net run rate for a team is the difference between their own batting run rate (which depends on how well they bat) and the batting run rate of the opposition team (which depends on how well the team bowls to them). If a team bats full quota of overs (say 50) and scores 300 runs, then their batting run rate is 300 divided by 50 i.e. 6. Similarly, if the opposition team in response scores 275 runs in 50 overs, then, their batting run rate is 5.5. Hence, in such a scenario, the net run rate of the team batting first is 0.5 (i.e. 6 - 5.5).

The number of wickets taken by a team has an effect on the net run rate only if that team manages to take all 10 wickets before completion of the full quota of overs (say 50). In such a case, the run rate is calculated taking full quota of overs into account and not just the number of overs played till the team was all out. If in the...

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Net Run Rate (NRR) has become the preferred method of breaking ties in multi-team one-day international tournaments. It is often misunderstood, but really quite simple to understand.

A team's net run rate is calculated by deducting from the average runs per over scored by that team throughout the competition, the average runs per over scored against that team throughout the competition.

In the event of a team being all out in less than its full quota of overs, the calculation of its net run rate shall be based on the full quota of overs to which it would have been entitled and not on the number of overs in which the team was dismissed.

Only those matches where results are achieved will count for the purpose of net run rate calculations. Where a match is abandoned, but a result is achieved under Duckworth/Lewis, for net run rate purposes Team 1 will be accredited with Team 2's Par Score on abandonment off the same number of overs faced by Team 2. Where a...

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It doesn't stop being true at any point. In Test Cricket, there is no way to win a game without getting 20 wickets. In ODI, the only way you will NOT win while chasing is if you lost 10 wickets. 10 wickets is a boundary condition and at that point it is moot because, you are basically "bowled out" and all bets regarding "preserving wickets" are off.

In fact, in terms of impact, it is similar to the stipulation that both sides have to play at least 20 overs to have a game. A team bowling first could get the oppponent all out for 10 runs in 5 overs and if the second innings gets rained out, then points are split. In fact, if it was not for a very similar situation against Eng, Pak would not even have won the WC in '92.

The situation with NRR, if anything, goes a long, long way in ensuring that teams are rewarded or penalized for the quality of the win and not just the win.

In this particular game, the tournament rules stipulate that the objective is to simply...

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Over the last few of days, there have been a couple of close, low-scoring games in the Champions Trophy. Both have been won by the team chasing with plenty of overs to spare, but they've been nail-biters because in both instances the winning teams had to rely on their last couple of wickets to do the job. West Indies squeezed past Pakistan's 170 with 56 balls to spare but only two wickets in hand, while New Zealand were very nearly unsuccessful in their quest for 139 against Sri Lanka, winning only by one wicket even though they had 13.3 overs in hand. The other two results in each of the two groups - India beating South Africa in group B and England trouncing Australia in A - were clearly more convincing wins.

However, you wouldn't know that if you looked at the points table, for New Zealand are on top in group A and West Indies in B. That's because of the net run rates, which is the method used to break the deadlock if teams are level on points in multi-team tournaments....

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