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we are playing an ksca 5th division league.i will give the details of scores please give us the net runrate and its calucation.

1st match

Team A  251 for 7 in 50 over
Team B  251 all out in 48.1overs  match ends in a tie.

2nd match
Team A  gets walk over and wins the match

3 rd match

Team B scores 259 in 50 overs and take the oppenents out for 74 in 20 overs. and wins the match.

4th Match

Team B gets the opponents all out for 81 in 24 overs and scores 87for 3 in 12.3 overs and wins the match.

5th Match

Team A gets the opponents out 129 in 30 overs and scores 130 runs for 6 in 15.1 overs. and wins the match.

The question is both team A and Team B have 5 points each in league stage only one team can qualify for knock out stage.

With team A and Team B have equal points and the match between Team A and Team B has ended in an Tie. How do you calucate the net runrate in this senirio?
please clarify weather the scores of tie match is taken into accout for calucating the net runrate.

Thank you

DR.N.Chaitanya babu

Respected Dr Chaitanya Babu,

First of all your question is not clear, as most of the times you have not mentioned the name of the team, rather then mentioning opponents. From this I  cannot make out which team lost or won the match. Secondly the walk over match is not considered for net run rate. Only those matches played out and have clean result can be considered for net run rate. More over while calculating net run rate you have to consider following things which will help yourself to carry out this job of net run rate.

While calculating net run rate:

Net Run Rate (NRR) is a statistical method used in analyzing team work 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 net run rate 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 net run rate 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] Note this is not usually the same as the average of the net run rates from the individual matches in the tournament.

NET RUN RATE =   Total Runs Scored          Total runs conceded
         _________________   minus       ____________________

         Total overs faced          Total overs bowled

When the team is all out in less then number of overs allotted to them, you have to take into account the whole number of overs. For example if a team is all out in 47.2 overs you have to take in to account all 50 overs, but not in case of when team is not all  out.

Hope you will get back to me after studying the above rules.

With best wishes,

Suhas Sapre (Baroda 23/03/2014)


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