Originally Posted by Goughy
You make it sound like 1992 was the dark ages of cricket. Of course there was a system.
Actually it was a pretty decent on for setting innings targets but a poor one for reassessing innings targets once they had started.
If one team batted a full 50 overs and the 2nd team were allocated 30 overs, then the target was the total of the 30 highest scoring overs from the first inings. Basically the maidens and low scoring overs would be ignored.
Thats what happened in the SA-Eng semi final. IIRC SA lost 2 overs dues to rain. Therefore 2 lowest overs were ignored. The target went down by 1 but the balls decreased by 2 overs.
Tough when only 19 balls left.
Has anyone tried working out wat SA's target would have been if D-L had been used in that game?