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1]Can anybody explain Duckward Louis formula for one day cricket. What is the logic and how the runs are calculated. is it only applicable in case of play obstructions or other case?

Q-2 How the NET RUN RATE in all onedays or IPL is calculated . Pl explain with example

Asked by JAYESH MANKAD, 04 May '09 04:24 pm
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In the sport of cricket, the Duckworth-Lewis method (D/L method) is a mathematical way to calculate the target score for the team batting second in a one-day cricket or Twenty-20 cricket match interrupted by weather or other circumstance. It is generally accepted to be a fair and accurate method of setting a target score, but as it attempts to predict what would have happened had the game come to its natural conclusion, it generates some controversy. The D/L method was devised by two English statisticians, Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis.[ The essence of the D/L method is \'resources\'. Each team is taken to have two \'resources\' to use to make as many runs as possible: the number of overs they have to receive; and the number of wickets they have in hand. At any point in any innings, a team\'s ability to score more runs depends on the combination of these two resources. Looking at historical scores, there is a very close correspondence between the availability of these res ...more
Answered by Musfer, 04 May '09 07:19 pm

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