sharing my headache

30 03 2009

So I decided to read about an apparently exciting Cricket match on BBC news yesterday.  While I am incensed that they’re using the fundamentally flawed Duckworth-Lewis system, it does sound like it was a cracking match (or mathematics meet?).  Enjoy!

Andrew Strauss struck an unbeaten 79 as England levelled the one-day series with a nine-wicket win with nine balls left under the Duckworth-Lewis system.

West Indies made 239-9 from their 50 overs, Chris Gayle firing five sixes in 46 and, after Dimitri Mascarenhas took 3-26, Dwayne Bravo hit 69 off 72 balls.

England’s target was cut to 135 from 20 overs after rain but Strauss shared 108 in 14.3 with Ravi Bopara who made 35.

The captain hit nine fours and a six to set up a decider in St Lucia on Friday.

It was only England’s second victory of an arduous winter, and was an impressive recovery from the debacle at the same ground only two days earlier when they were bowled out for 117.

I mean, yeah!

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