In this article, we will calculate the Net Run Rate (NRR) and points table for a series of matches between teams A, B, C, and D. Understanding the NRR and points table helps determine the ranking and progression of the teams in the tournament.

#### Net Run Rate (NRR) Calculation

Net Run Rate is a metric used in cricket to measure the performance of a team. It is calculated as:

[ \text{NRR} = \frac{\text{Total Runs Scored by Team / Total Overs Faced}}{\text{Total Runs Conceded by Team / Total Overs Bowled}} ]

We will calculate the NRR for each team based on the provided match data.

#### Match Results

**Match 1:**

- Team A: 25 runs in 2 overs
- Team B: 26 runs in 1.5 overs
- Winner: Team B

**Match 2:**

- Team A: 55 runs in 2 overs
- Team C: 16 runs in 1.3 overs
- Winner: Team A

**Match 3:**

- Team B: 35 runs in 2 overs
- Team C: 36 runs in 2 overs
- Winner: Team C

**Match 4:**

- Team D: 35 runs in 2 overs
- Team A: 37 runs in 2 overs
- Winner: Team A

**Match 5:**

- Team D: 18 runs in 2 overs
- Team C: 17 runs in 2 overs
- Winner: Team D

**Match 6:**

- Team B: 43 runs in 2 overs
- Team D: 44 runs in 2 overs
- Winner: Team D

#### Points Calculation

Teams earn points based on their performance:

- Win: 2 points
- Loss: 0 points

**Points Table:**

**Team A**: 2 Wins, 1 Loss = 4 Points**Team B**: 1 Win, 2 Losses = 2 Points**Team C**: 1 Win, 2 Losses = 2 Points**Team D**: 2 Wins, 1 Loss = 4 Points

#### Net Run Rate Calculation

To calculate the NRR for each team, we need the total runs scored, total overs faced, total runs conceded, and total overs bowled:

**Team A:**

- Runs Scored: 25 + 55 + 37 = 117
- Overs Faced: 2 + 2 + 2 = 6
- Runs Conceded: 26 + 16 + 35 = 77
- Overs Bowled: 1.5 + 1.3 + 2 = 4.8 (converted to 4.8 overs) [ \text{NRR}_{\text{A}} = \frac{117}{6} – \frac{77}{4.8} \approx 19.5 – 16.04 = 3.46 ]

**Team B:**

- Runs Scored: 26 + 35 + 43 = 104
- Overs Faced: 1.5 + 2 + 2 = 5.5
- Runs Conceded: 25 + 36 + 44 = 105
- Overs Bowled: 2 + 2 + 2 = 6 [ \text{NRR}_{\text{B}} = \frac{104}{5.5} – \frac{105}{6} \approx 18.91 – 17.5 = 1.41 ]

**Team C:**

- Runs Scored: 16 + 36 + 17 = 69
- Overs Faced: 1.3 + 2 + 2 = 5.3
- Runs Conceded: 55 + 35 + 18 = 108
- Overs Bowled: 2 + 2 + 2 = 6 [ \text{NRR}_{\text{C}} = \frac{69}{5.3} – \frac{108}{6} \approx 13.02 – 18 = -4.98 ]

**Team D:**

- Runs Scored: 35 + 18 + 44 = 97
- Overs Faced: 2 + 2 + 2 = 6
- Runs Conceded: 37 + 17 + 43 = 97
- Overs Bowled: 2 + 2 + 2 = 6 [ \text{NRR}_{\text{D}} = \frac{97}{6} – \frac{97}{6} = 16.17 – 16.17 = 0 ]

### Final Points Table

Team | Matches Won | Matches Lost | Points | NRR |
---|---|---|---|---|

A | 2 | 1 | 4 | 3.46 |

D | 2 | 1 | 4 | 0.00 |

B | 1 | 2 | 2 | 1.41 |

C | 1 | 2 | 2 | -4.98 |

### FAQs

**1. What is Net Run Rate (NRR)?**

NRR is a measure used to evaluate a cricket team’s performance in a league format. It takes into account the rate at which a team scores runs and the rate at which they concede runs.

**2. How is NRR calculated?**

NRR is calculated as the difference between the run rate scored by a team and the run rate conceded. The formula is:

[ \text{NRR} = \left(\frac{\text{Total Runs Scored}}{\text{Total Overs Faced}}\right) – \left(\frac{\text{Total Runs Conceded}}{\text{Total Overs Bowled}}\right) ]

**3. Why is NRR important?**

NRR is used as a tiebreaker when teams have the same number of points. A higher NRR indicates better performance.

**4. How are points awarded in a cricket league?**

Typically, teams are awarded 2 points for a win and 0 points for a loss. In case of a tie or no result, both teams might get 1 point each, though this can vary by tournament rules.

**5. Can a team with a lower number of wins still qualify over a team with more wins?**

Yes, if the teams are tied on points, the NRR can determine the higher ranking team. A team with a higher NRR can qualify even with fewer wins if they have outperformed in terms of run rates.

In this tournament, Team A and Team D topped the points table with 4 points each. Team A had a superior NRR of 3.46 compared to Team Dâ€™s 0, making them the top-ranked team. Team B, despite having 2 points, had a better NRR than Team C, placing them third.