Since the advent of latest revised condition of power play and fielding restriction(only 4 outside the inner-circle during non-powerplay overs) came into use runs became difficult for teams to score. The idea of new law was to let batsman score more freely, as finding gaps would be much easier with one less fielder outside the circle.
So far it has not worked for teams to score big.
From 4th November 2012,(till end of last game, 3rd ODI – SA v/s NZ) when this new law was inducted, 23 ODIs have played by Int. teams (measuring only Test playing nations), and in this only once a team manage to go past 300 score. It was Australia who scored 305 in their 1st ODI v/s Sri Lanka @ MCG earlier this month.
Here is a look at some interesting stats.
– – Average runs per wicket = 26.93 – Runs /over = 4.74
– Avg score while batting first (23 games) = 215. Australia is the only team to go past 300 score.
– –11 Centuries (5 while chasing)
– –Defendable Target = > 225. Anything more than 225 can be defended. There were 6 wins out of 10 games.
– –If the asking rate is more than 6.50 at end of 25th over (irrespective of any target) than only twice teams have won chasing.(in 7games)
– –Average score after 10 overs : 39.00(1st bat 36)/ 2 wkts.
– –Average score in last 10 overs : 79 runs (1st bat)
– –Out of 23 games, only 12 times teams batted the entire 50 overs.
– –Average runs for 1st wkt – 19.80.
– –Average runs for opening batsmen: Bat No.1( 19.42) Bat No.2 (32.44).
– –Only two games finished in the last over of the match.
– –Landmark: Irrespective whether you are chasing or setting a score. It takes about 78 balls(13 overs) for teams to post 50runs and about 24 overs to post 100!.
– –In 23games(44 Inns) there were 11centuries, and 10 hundred partnerships.
I believe its two separate balls which they are using per innings from each end, is making it very difficult for batsman to score runs freely. On any surface and condition, a ball that last only 25 overs, is very useful for bowlers to be effective.