As IVth Edition T20 World Cup got over last week(9th October , 2012) let us see how difficult it is for teams to chase down a formidable target(against all teams and all surface).
I reckon in today’s scenario anything more than 140 is a formidable target, because it is an achievable as well as a defendable score, for all teams since beginning of T20I.
Let us see its progress over last 7years of T20 Int. cricket.
In below table, its very clearly if more T20I are played, than score of > 140 can be a regular feature for teams batting first, and chasing them successfully will become lot easier.
Note: 296 T20s have been played at end of T20WC(2012). For this analysis I have not included shortened games – It constitutes 6.41% .(19 games have revised target) of total T20I.
|Year||Total Mts||2nd bat (>140 Target set)||Won (Target >140) %|
Now let us see how teams have manage to chase > 140 target, and measure with their total success while chasing all targets.
Note: – Only Test playing nation included, and in last column I have not included shortened games, E.g in T20 WC, Aus were given a target of 192 by West Indies, but they won by D/ L Method after rain stopped play. This win will feature in Aus 2nd bat success, but will not be included in >140 Target set.
|Teams||2nd bat||Success rate (>140 Target)|
|S A||28||7 (25.00%)|
|N Z||31||6 (19.35%)|
|S L||21||4 (19.05%)|
|W I||20||3 (15.00%)|