“Duckworth Lewis Method(DLS) In a Simple Way”

Duckworth Lewis Method

Cricket is at present considered as a part of the most well-known games on the planet after football and the Rugby World cup. The delight in the game influences when the downpour interferes with the match. In such a condition, the Duckworth Lewis Method is utilized. We should peruse exhaustively that how this strategy chooses the victor of the match.

This method is a little bit complicated, it helps to calculate the target score for the team batting second in a limited-overs cricket match interrupted by weather or other circumstances mainly rain. This method was introduced by two British statisticians Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis in England.

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How does Duckworth Lewis Method calculation work-

Basic Formula is,

Team B’s par score = Team A’s score x (Team B’s resources/Team A’s resources);

For 50 or 20-over match and ‘Team A’ completed its innings uninterrupted, then they had 100% resource available to them, so the formula simplifies is

Team B Par Score = Team A Score x Team B Resources.

For Example

Team A scored 350 runs in 50 overs. In the 2nd innings Team B while chasing rain starts, at that moment the score of Team B is 240 for 6 wickets in 35 overs.

DLS Chart for Resources

Now we will calculate the above example based on the chart. Team A had their 100% resources. At the starting of the 2nd innings, Team B also had their 100% resources.

After 35 overs Team B has lost 6 wickets & with 15 over remaining the sources is 27.8%

so 100% -27.8% is 72.2%

So Team B has to score 72.2% run of 350 in 35 over which is 252.7 or 252. As Team B failed to reach that run, Team A won the match with 12 run by DLS Method.