Points will be allocated for each preliminary round match in accordance with the system described below:
2.1 For an outright win : 10 points
2.2 For a tie on a double innings : 6 points
2.3 First innings points : Awarded only for batting and bowling performances in the first 85 overs of each first innings and retained irrespective of the match result.
2.3.1 Batting bonus points : 1 point awarded on attaining 100 runs, and 0,02 of a point for each run scored thereafter.
2.3.2 Bowling bonus points : A maximum of 4 points to be awarded, one each at the fall of the 2nd., 4th., 6th. and 8th. wicket.
2.4 If play starts when less than 10 hours playing time remains, a one innings match will be played but no bonus points will be scored. The side winning on the one innings to score 6 points.