Tuesday, September 29, 2009

on Net-Run Rate...

People were talking about this on the sports radio this morning. It was confusing me, so i thought of taking their advice and checking it out on cricinfo.

So, as is explained in clause 11.6 of the 1999 World Cup playing conditions Net-RR is,
A team's net run rate is calculated by deducting from the average runs per over scored by that team, the average runs per over scored against that team.
Furthermore it goes on to say,
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.
Btw i think there is a typo on Cricinfo which is in bold on the above. Could it be one of the reasons for all this people who were getting it the other way? :P

Anyway, this is what i got..

1(match 1)
SL - 261 for 37.4 overs ( D/L )
[37.4 -> 37.666666667] :)
SA - 206 for 37.4 overs

2(match 4)
SL - 212 for 50 overs
EN - 213 for 45 overs

3(match 7)
NZ- 315 for 50 overs
SL - 277 for 46.4 overs - all out*

*50 over value will be used to form Net-RR

SL Net-RR = SL( Total Runs / Overs ) - vs.SL( Total Runs / Overs )
= SL( 750 / 137.666666667 ) - vs.SL ( 734 / 132.666666667 )
= SL( 5.447941889 ) - vsSL ( 5.532663317 )
= -0.084721428
~ -0.085

For New Zealand so far,

1(match 3)
NZ - 214 for 47.5 overs - all-out*
SA - 217 for 41.1 overs [ 41.1 >
41.166666667] :)

2(match 7)
NZ - 315 for 50 overs
SL - 277 for 46.4 overs - all-out*

*50 over value will be used to form Net-RR

NZ Net-RR = NZ( 529/100 ) - vs.NZ( 494/91.166666667 )
= -0.128647166
~ -0.129

Phew! I hate it when i can't get simple math in my head without writing them down. Thought of putting this up cuz. Net-RR is probably what is going to decide if SL will be moving on to Semi's or not, if New Zealand loses this match to England.

If that happens, for us to have any shot, England has not only to win, but win it by a good margin. Because New Zealand can still improve their Net-RR and get above us if they put up a good score, fast* ( in less overs ) even they lose the match + And let's not forget the Rain, it the match gets called off due to rain like the one yesterday, then again we'll be dropped out as New Zealand will get a point and will conveniently get to the second place in Points Table under group B.

Hear lot of people saying that we don't deserve to get to the semi's the way they played. For my part, i know it would make me happy, if we can get in to semi's, just not as much as i would have been if we had played through to get there.

So here's to sheer, dumb luck! :)

Monday, September 28, 2009

blue eyes...

nice tune...

It's Blue Eyes by Mika. This here is a link to to the post it self, cuz FB notes doesn't seem to import the embedded stuff. :)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Iranian President on Larry King Live again

Iranian president was on Larry King Live again, this past Friday i think. Below is the full tube.

5 parts: Part1, Part2, Part3, Part4, Part5

CNN had a similar interview about a year ago, an old post with youtube vids. of that interview is here.

Goes on over the same old questions about nuclear program, holocaust and the also the recent post-election protests. Understand there is a translation delay before every question, they have conveniently gone ahead with not editing them out. Better i suppose, Au naturel!

It's fun to watch having someone handle larry king in this way. Notice the amount of breaks they take when ever they want to switch subjects, when the current one is not exactly going the way they wanted.

Nobody has their act together, they want to jump in the middle and muddy up, so nothing is clear afterwards, is what i feel. None has the steel to listen to whatever it is that the other guy is saying and then come up with their side of the argument in this business, the politics.

Specially liked the part they sparred on about the holocaust, them are just blocking each other and audience can just pick a side. Nothing to be gained. Who gives a flyin duck about the holocaust these days anyways, there is other shit to worry about..and people forget quick. Is true, that a lot of us feel for the oppressed, that too probably happened after watching a movie or two on subject, the depth of it is just not gonna get us to any satisfying conclusions in most cases. We just don't know shit! Or just don't know enough of it..and they forget too soon! is what I'm thinking.

This, Schindler's List is an awesome piece of movie, like it a LOT! one of those "must see"s IMHO. And Steven Spielberg is Jewish, so is Larry King..Really like the work of the former, latter is annoying at best, except for few occasions..his wife is not though, she doesn't look bad either..LOL!

Someone said District 9 is the new Cloverfield. I don't believe them. Have yet to check that one out though..and it wasn't Peter Jackson who directed District 9.

I think i have a frequent subject hopping disorder!

feathery flowers...

feathery flowers, originally uploaded by Yajith.