% Dot Balls : A pure Ball, which does not have any Run scored of(excluding Scoring Shot, Extras & Error Balls).
This Indicator varies according to one’s requirement.
From a Bowler’s perspective, a dot ball represents no Run scored of the bat, and extras(byes & legbyes) are considered as dot balls, and error balls(no ball and wide) are not, as they are counted as runs, and gets added to their bowling figure.
From Batsman perspective : A ball which does not fetch any run from a bat is a dot ball.
Similar to Strike Rate, it is the most glorified Indicator.
Brett Lee (2nd Inn, Bowling Figure) : vs SA , Melbourne( 26 Dec, 2008)
Bowling Figure 10 – 0- 49-0
Scoring Shots : 17
Dot Balls 43
Calculation : 43 / 60 = 71.66 %
Gilchrist (Deccan Chargers) , March 14, 2010 v CSK
Scoring Shots 11
Calculations : 6 / 17 = 35.29 %