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    What does the score mean?

    This will get all of you thinking. Anyone can post a score, in a Test, but preferably a one-dayer, at any stage of the match, and then anyone (including who posted it) acn read the score, saying what it means, if it's a good thing, and what can happen after that. You don't need to specify everything, except if it's a Test or ODI, although more possiblities may come if it's a one-dayer. Team name is optional.

    Let's start with 248/3 in 47 overs.

    BATTING FIRST
    • Two centuries may have been scored.
    • Bowlers seem more keen on saving their economy rates than taking wickets.
    • Batsmen are not taking much risks.
    • If this is a typical Indian pitch, it's not good.
    • If it's one of those special Indian pitches, it's a VERY good score.
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    28/8 after 9 overs
    • You're in a spot of bother
    • The wicket's a bit dodgy
    • Those last five pints last night weren't a good idea
    • The captain's not going to be happy
    • Time to turn off Sky Sports 1 and watch a DVD instead
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    28/8 after 9 overs
    • You're in a spot of bother
    • The wicket's a bit dodgy
    • Those last five pints last night weren't a good idea
    • The captain's not going to be happy
    • Time to turn off Sky Sports 1 and watch a DVD instead
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    434/4 in 50 overs.

    BATTING FIRST
    • Even with Lewis in the team, this total is safe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney Rubble
    Neil's and Andy's posts = absolute gold.
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    Here's one more. Batting first, the score reads 138/3 in 35 overs. The pitch is one of those minefields used in New Zealand in 2002/03 for the series against India. What does the score mean?

    • This may actually be a good score.
    • You've got Test regulars in the team's top four/five positions.
    • The bowling side isn't making an effort to get wickets, or mere stock bowlers are in action.
    • A score over 230 will be competitive.


    Now let's look at a score that's also the name of one poster here. It's 33/3 from 3.3 overs. What does the score mean?

    BATTING FIRST:
    • It's a flat, flat, flat wicket.
    • There's a part-timer or stock spinner opening the bowling.
    • Batsmen are getting complacent.
    • The carnival spirit is getting to the game.
    • A score over 300 is difficult, but possible, if they build a partnership around lots of singles.
    • Bowlers are going for runs, but they always have a chance.
    BATTING SECOND:
    • There's a massive total to chase, or they're trying to chase a tiny total quickly.
    • The team may be Pakistan; Shahid Afridi and Kamran Akmal are in the top 3, and both have got out.
    • One bowler is struggling to grip the ball when it's a little wet (assuming it's a night innings) and the batsmen are taking risks against both bowlers, getting out to the second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun
    Now let's look at a score that's also the name of one poster here. It's 33/3 from 3.3 overs.
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    Let's look at a Test match. On the first two days of a Test match, the batting side scored 479 for 2. What does the score mean?

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    479 runs have been scored for the loss of two wickets.
    Or something.

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    Rikki Clarke and Sajid Mahmood opened the bowling.

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    This thread is gold...

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    A test match:

    Team batting first were all out for 480.
    6 'bowlers' shared in the wickets (note: the best bowler is out with injury).

    Team batting second
    are currently 6-189.
    No-one is batting where they should be.
    Approx 70% of the runs will come from the tail.
    The coach is a moron.


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    Team batting second is New Zealand

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