30 Jun / 2011Scoring Shots & Scoring Rate(The Most accurate indicator in a cricket match).


Scoring Shot : A Run scored from Single Ball of a Bat.

They are 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 6s , & any added runs acquired from overthrows. Extras are not added to Batsman’s scoring shot.


Scoring Rate : Balls divided by number Scoring Shots.

In this a Batsman’s hits are counted and not the value of that shot, and they are classified by 1s, 2s, 4s, 6s & so on.

Here we can find out a Batsman’s capacity to score Runs, and how his team is moving along.

On the other side we can also find how much a Bowler is conceding, and after how many balls.  Same theory can be applied for Team’s Progression.


Scoring Rate in Singles & Boundaries

If we classify these Scoring Shots into Singles, and Boundaries we would know how the Team and their Batsmen are moving along these Scoring Shots, & their speed(less balls per scoring shot).

We can also find Fielding Team’s Progression, and identify if their Defense is getting stronger(more balls per scoring shot), and when, or is it getting weaker, and all this can be found out in any selected period of a match.

All this can be done by counting number of scoring shots in an over, and see its development in every over of an inning.

In short, from Scoring Shots, one can find the Progression of both Teams(Bat /Bowl) in any period of time, and give us a fair understanding of where teams have reached in achieving their respective goals in that match.


This is the most accurate indicator in a Cricket match.



Example for Calculating Scoring Rate Formula:

M.Slater 1st Inn vs Pakistan @ Rawalpindi, 1st October, 1998.

Runs 108, Balls 236, Scoring Shots 60(1s x 38, 2s x 10, 4s x 11, 6s x 1)




Balls per Scoring Shot : 236 / 60 = 3.93

Scoring Rate per 100 balls : 60 / 236 = 25.42

Singles per 100 balls : 38 / 236 = 16.10

Other Scoring shots per 100 balls : 10 / 236 = 4.23

Boundaries per 100 balls : (11 + 1) / 236  = 5.08





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