Aditya’s Law Of Run Rate

If the runs scored in an over are equal to the current run-rate and the numerical value of the current over, the run-rate is increased by 1.

For example, if the Delhi Daredevils are pwning the Kings XI Punjab, and score 152 in 15 overs, their current run-rate is…

So now, Piyush Chawla is sent into the attack. At this moment, Virender Sehawg is batting at 78. He’s really angry, that Chawla was picked ahead of his Delhi buddy Amit Mishra in the World Twenty20 squad. So he goes all boom, bang and all that.

Do note, that Chawla is bowling the sixteenth over. So Sehwag scores ten plus sixteen runs in the over, which equals to twenty-six runs in the over. That takes the total to 178 of 16 overs.

It may surprise you, that the current run-rate is 11.13. If you do some simple math, the run rate has increased by…?

Tell me in the comments.


  1. Vivek · April 2, 2010

    I am unsubscribing from your blog till you agree to give full posts in your feeds and email subscriptions.

    • Aditya · April 2, 2010

      Odd. I’m getting complete posts in my feed reader. But clicking on the ‘RSS’ button now, doesn’t seem to do it.
      Why don’t you manually add the site in the ‘Add Subscription’ box?

  2. AkshatB · April 2, 2010

    Even I get full posts in my feed..!
    Btw that was something I figured out quite long ago, in order to estimate how much the team I support would have to make to pwn the other one.
    And yeah the answer to the last question is… 42!

  3. Vivek · April 2, 2010

    hmm…let me resubscibe and see f that helps

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