Points table for a cricket tournament is a set of boxes which catches no attention before half the cricket is played. But after that, it becomes the only important thing.... till the things get straight.
What I mean is me writing this article on "Points table for ICC Champions trophy 2006 in India" today seems worth less as of now when the tournament hasn't started itself. And even on 25th of October - the mid day of 36 days Champions trophy in India, the following Points table may not attract so many cricket lovers.
But come 26th of October, I am sure you will be interested in the following... if not today itself. You can read the following as a points table to 2006 champions trophy, else take that as an example and try to understand what a points table for cricket tournament means .
The Semi-final qualifying rule :-
Unlike the first two Champions trophies, where it was called as ICC Knock out tournament - the rule was to find a winner from each of eight matches played in those tournaments. Because there were no league matches, but they all were Knock out matches. Now for the last time and this time in India, ICC Champions trophy will see each team playing three league matches (except West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe who play qualifying rounds as well), and the top two teams from each of the two groups qualifying for the Semi-finals from 1st November. To set the rules straight - here they are :
1. Team with maximum number of wins. If a tie,
2. Team with maximum number of Points. If still a tie,
3. Team won between those two. If still equal (which can happen in case of that match yielding a No-Result)
4. Team with maximum number of Bonus Points. And if still equal,
5. Team with better Net Run-rate.
As of today, the points table of October-November ICC champions trophy 2006 in India so far stands like this.
Note - ICC Champions trophy 2006 doesn't contain Bonus Point rule. 2 poinst are for a win, 1 for a tie or no result and 0 for a loss. Rest of the rules are as mentioned. Thanks to Nikanth for the correction.
Questions that you may ask :-
How is Net Run rate calculated :-
--> To calculate the Net Runrate of any team in a cricket tournament, the integrands you need are total runs made by that team in that tournament, total overs played by them to make those runs and then the same for against them.
Subtract the two decimal numbers and you will have the net run rate. For example - If India played two league matches in a tournament which also included Pakistan and Australia, find the following :
- Who won. And by batting first or second.
- If batting first team won, subtract their run rate from the opposition run rate and you have the net run rate of that cricket match.
- If batting second team won, divide the target by 50 and calculate what was the chasing team run rate when they hit the winning run. The difference will be your net run rae for that match...
Similarly, the losing team will have that much Net Run rate themselves - BUT AS NEGATIVE.
Now add all run rates of all the league matches played by a particular team and thus you will have the Net Run Rate for the, in that cricket tournament.
Note- the simple catch while calculating the Net run rate is that the winning team may not play or bowl their full quota of overs. The moment they win the match, their run rate will be calculated from that many overs while the losing team's Net Run rate will be calculated by full 50 overs...
How points are given in league matches :-
Read carefully -
(a) Each win : 5 points iff team also won the bonus point.
(b) Each win : 4 points iff Bonus points was not won.
(c) A tie or no result - two points each.
(d) Loss : 0 points.
How a "bonus point" is won in an ODI :-
If the winning team can keep their run rate 1.25 times more than the team they beat - they win the bonus point from that match. For example, If Australia bats first and make 250 runs, Indian team needs to win the match at a run rate of (250/50)* 1.25. Which equals to 6.25 runs per over. Which in turn means that India must win the match in 40.1 overs (251/6.25) or of course - less than that.
In case India bats first and needs to win the bonus point after scoring 250 from 50 overs, they need to restrict Australia from scoring more than 187 runs. This is calculated as India's batting run rate was 5. To have a run rate 1.25 time better than Australia, India must not let Australia score more than 3.75 (5-1.25) as a run rate. Thus a total of no more than 187 from 50 Overs for Australia while batting second.
I hope it is clear enough to understand. But if it doesn't, leave your query at our cricket forum and I'll send you the answer.
What does a "No result in an ODI" means :-
It's amazing if you can pay attention to what people say when there was no clear winner from a cricket match. Some say it was a draw, some tie, some no result and some something else. The point is that an ODI can't be draw and only two test matches till date have ended up as tie... read on --
When a cricket match, test or one day International finishes with both the teams making exactly same number of runs - the match is called as tie. Otherwise, a draw can only happen in a test match when the dominating team fails to bowl out 20 opposition batsmen (or get them retired hurt), after scoring more runs then them. There is not a single Draw ODI and there never will. BECAUSE THE TERM IF WRONG ITSELF..!!
A "No Result cricket match" means what it says - no result. This is mostly caused by Rain god when even at least 20 over per side match was not possible. This was no draw, no tie but a Simple no result. Equal Points are shared in this case.
Here's the schedule of ICC Champions trophy 2006.