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Duckworth-Lewis method and Twenty 20 Cricket

Duckworth-Lewis is a farse
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yagnyavalkya
For those of you who don't know the Duckworth-Lewis method
check this out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duckworth-Lewis_method
It says that " in the sport of cricket, the Duckworth-Lewis method (D/L method) is a mathematical way to calculate the target score for the team batting second in a one-day cricket or Twenty-20 cricket match interrupted by weather or other circumstance. It is generally accepted to be a fair and accurate method of setting a target score, but as it attempts to predict what would have happened had the game come to its natural conclusion, it generates some controversy"
Now for those of you who saw the match yesterday it clearly shows the clumsiness of the rule
I think there should be no DL in twenty 20
Yesterday when rain stopped play Aus were ahead
but when match resumed after rain
Zim won
Goes to show that mathmatically calculation are not for this format where you can get 36 runs in an over and even more considering the new no ball rule
I expect that only forum members from the Cricket playing nations would appreciate this post
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I dont like D/L method becoz I can't sit at home and calculate it, supposedly it takes a lot of variables. I just think either the should end it as a draw, or perhaps play it on a spare day.

But you have to keep in mind, it is a long game, and it is very hard to determine a way to come up with a measure when rain stops play.

Another thing can be done is continue playing cricket like soccer is played

Being a cricket watcher myself, I can't suggest of a good way to decide rain affected matches. Maybe bowl outs , but this time with a batsman actually on the other end!

I dont like D/L method becoz I can't sit at home and calculate it, supposedly it takes a lot of variables. I just think either the should end it as a draw, or perhaps play it on a spare day.

But you have to keep in mind, it is a long game, and it is very hard to determine a way to come up with a measure when rain stops play.

Another thing can be done is continue playing cricket like soccer is played

Being a cricket watcher myself, I can't suggest of a good way to decide rain affected matches. Maybe bowl outs , but this time with a batsman actually on the other end!