Standings are updated with the completion of each game
21.7 Points The following match points shall apply in addition to Law 21:
21.7.1 Preliminary Matches
Tie 2 each
No Result 2 each
Bonus Point 1 (Run rate 1.25 times that of opposition.)
Additional Bonus Point 1 (Run rate twice that of opposition.)
Abandoned match due to inadequate pitch and/or ground preparation (see clause 7.2)
21.7.2 Qualifying for the Preliminary Final and Final
The teams which finish first, second and third on the points table at the completion of all preliminary matches shall qualify for the finals matches. The team which finishes first shall automatically qualify for the final, and the teams which finish second and third shall play in the preliminary final.
The winner of the preliminary final shall qualify to play in the final. In circumstances where a result is not possible in the preliminary final then the team which finished higher on the points table at the completion of all preliminary matches shall qualify for the Final.
In the event of teams finishing on equal points, the right to play in the final or preliminary final match will be determined as follows:
- The team with the most number of wins and ties
- If still equal, the team with the highest Net Run Rate
In a match declared as no result, run rate is not applicable.
21.7.3 Net Run Rate
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.
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.
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 2's 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.
21.7.4 Bonus Points
a. The team that achieves a run rate of 1.25 times that of the opposition shall be awarded one bonus point. i.e. 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); i.e. 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 faced.
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.
21.7.5 Final Match If there is a Tie or No Result in the Final, the team finishing on top of the points table at the end of the preliminary matches shall be declared the winner.