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! :)


Thilanka said...

Good post men!!!
I don't know about the ppl who say we don't deserve to go to semis. But most of the time it's all luck in the game of cricket. You drop a catch and might lose the match. Can't say we don't deserve to go through to the semis and oon to the finals.

Yajith Ajantha said...

i think their point mainly is that we haven't been playing good cricket in the recent games...

Yajith Ajantha said...

Update: New Zealand beat England conveniently closing down any outside chance SL had in getting in to semi finals. Group B is done for now, Group A is still left wide open. Two matches happening today will decide who moves up from that team... :)