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Tracking T20 run-chases in an innovative manner - See here.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Perfect T20 Chase at CL20

The Champions League (another ofshoot from IPL-fame Lalit Modi) started off with a match in Bangalore.

The match seemed to be a lost cause as RCB had scored180 in their first innings. But, what happened was something very unique. It was probably the best chase in T20 matches - the way JP Duminy (the next Brian Lara) planned the innings.

R-B chart - This chart shows the way the Runs-Balls difference was reduced every over. This led to the last over needing 9 runs - major requirement in a normal ODI but not in the mad rush of T20 matches.

R-BpOR chart - This chart shows the difference of Runs/Balls with every passing over. One can see that from Over-15, the chart starts reducing drastically. That is when the acceleration from JP and Co. started.

R-BpWR chart - the final chart shows the difference with respect to the number of wickets remaining. Again, it showed that with wickets remaining, there was no problems to the chasing team at any point in the game.

This chase must be looked at by various teams, if they want to plan a large chase successfully.

PS - The charts were explained in another blog post of mine - Refer here.
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