Too much thought about individual games. A decent bowling-attack should be disappointed to concede 250 (on any pitch) anyway, but just to have the mentality "250 is a decent score - less than 5-an-over is good" is misreading. Any bowler with a career economy-rate of 5-an-over is very, very poor indeed.Originally posted by marc71178
5 an over is in a lot of cases well below the average scoring rates in one day cricket. To go for 5 an over is not bad, and can be acceptable in any score over 250 from 50 overs.
Only 0.1? that seems a very tight thing, and your suggesting if someone bowls 5 of the last 10 overs, they should only concede an extra half run than they did in the first 5 they bowled!
I think you should AT LEAST 1 an over on.
When I talk about 0.1-an-over and 0.2-an-over I mean in a career, and in a career that's a lot. The difference between 4.3-an-over and 4.4-an-over after 100 ODIs is massive.