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Points table for matches completed by 8 Oct 2008
|New South Wales||1||1||0||0||0||4||+0.120||220/50.0||214/50.0|
Points by match:
|8 Oct 2008||NSW||4||Western Aust||0||Table | Match|
|No Result||2 each|
|Bonus Point (Run rate 1.25 times that of opposition.)||1|
|Additional Bonus Point (Run rate twice that of opposition.)||1|
Abandoned match due to inadequate pitch and/or ground preparation (see theWeet-Bix Sheffield Shield Playing Condition 19)
(a) The team that wins the match and achieves a run rate of 1.25 times that of the opposition shall be awarded one bonus point; ie. the team shall receive a total of 5 points (4 points for win, 1 bonus point).
(b) The team that wins the match and achieves a run rate of twice that of the opposition shall be awarded an additional 1 bonus point, which is in addition to the bonus point achieved in (a); ie. the team shall receive a total of 6 points (4 points for win, 1 bonus point and 1 additional bonus point).
(c) A team's run rate will be calculated by reference to the runs scored in an innings divided by the number of overs available.
(d) Where matches are shortened and targets revised using the Duckworth/Lewis system, bonus run rates and defensive targets are derived as a function of the revised target score (less one run) and maximum overs. Refer to Appendix 2 for operation of the bonus point system.
Net Run Rate
(a) A team's net run rate is calculated by deducting from the average runs per over scored by that team throughout the competition, the average runs per over scored against that team throughout the competition.
(b) In the event of a team being all out in less than its full quota of overs, the calculation of its net run rate shall be based on the full quota of overs to which it would have been entitled and not on the number of overs in which the team was dismissed.
(c) Only those matches where results are achieved will count for the purpose of net run rate calculations. Where a match is abandoned, but a result is achieved under Duckworth/Lewis, for net run rate purposes Team 1 will be accredited with Team 2s Par Score on abandonment off the same number of overs faced by Team 2. Where a match is concluded but with Duckworth/Lewis having been applied at an earlier point in the match, Team 1 will be accredited with 1 run less than the final Target Score for Team 2 off the total number of overs allocated to Team 2 to reach the target.
Qualifying for the Final
The two teams with highest number of points at the completion of the preliminary matches shall play in the final.
(a) In the event of the teams finishing on equal points, the right to play in the final will be determined as follows:
(i) The team with the most number of wins and ties.
(ii) The team with the most number of wins over the other team(s).
(iii) The team with the highest number of bonus points.
(iv) The team with the highest net run rate.
(b) In a match declared no result, run rate is not applicable.
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Graeme Pollock has been among the top three finest players his country ever produced; and not far off that pace in the world rankings either
The sequence of recent stuttering starts in ODIs, with the middle and lower orders picking up the pieces, does not bode well