Friday, 13 February 2009

Duck-weather and Lewis

Would somebody please explain to Ian Healy and Mark Taylor, that wickets in hand at the end of an innings does not affect Duckworth-Lewis calculations in any way at all. The number of wickets in hand at the time of an interruption is part of the "resources" remaining calculation, but at the end of the innings there's no resources left no matter how many wickets have been lost.

Mind you, the whole thing seems a bit crazy when the overs are reduced this much and it's raining. At this point I think the Australians would rather the match tonightwere in Sydney, where it would have been completely rained out.

3 comments:

straight point said...

even otherwise i have not seen (or heard) as much bad commentary... from oz...they have lost/shed the sense of reasoning this summer...

even tayler hailed haddin's innings as match winning without even a ball being bowled from oz (during the break)

Jonathan said...

SP, there's a reason why I turn them off during the break... it's a pity my tv interferes with the radio, otherwise I'd have them on mute anyway.

There are enough people confused about D/L without people pretending to know what they're talking about.

Moses @ Beer and Sport said...

Hey Jonathan, try the ABC local radio stream from their website if the radio is getting interference..