Monday, November 24, 2008

Only in cricket

Yesterday's (23/11/08) match puzzles me no end

India makes 166/4 in 22 overs @ 7.54 runs per over
England makes 178/8 in 22 overs @ 8.09 runs per over

and still England loses !! How, can someone care to explain? Messers Duckworth & Lewis can go take a walk !! I mean this beats me.... no matter what the record book says... for me England were the winners yesterday, no question !!


Kiran said...

I beg to disagree. Although on the surface it looks like its a clean win for England, I think the real logic is like this:

If India knew from that start that it would be a 22-over match, then India would have scored much more. Remember ,England got the chance to go hammer-and-tongs right from the first ball. India, on the other hand, had to play like a 50-over match for the first 17 overs of their innings. Only in the last 5 overs did they get a chance to make amends.

nomad said...

Thanks for the clarification - I see your point now. I hadn't seen the match so I wasn't aware of the flow of events. I get it now...
thanks again

Sidhusaaheb said...

I, too, find it difficult to comprehend the Duckworth-Lewis method.

aemjay said...

Agree with Kiran here. Though DW does not always make sense