What Is Reserve Day In Cricket? Explained.
The most anticipated match of the Asia Cup 2023, the clash between arch-nemesis, India and Pakistan keeps getting delayed. The match will was initially scheduled to take place on Septemeber 10 was moved to Reserve Day because of heavy rain.
Pakistan won the toss and decided to bowl. When the rain poured down, India had completed 24.1 overs and will resume play from there on Monday, September 11.
What Is Reserve Day In Cricket?
Reserve day is applicable if rain washes out a knockout match. If during the semi-final matches and the finals, at least 10 overs per side are not feasible, then the reserve day will be used.
The match would be moved to the reserve day if it fails to even create a full 10-over-a-side match.
How Will The Reserve Day Determine the Winner?
If rain interrupts play after the two teams reach 10-over, the result will be determined using the DLS (Duckworth Luis Stern) system. The match will not be postponed and the winner will be decided then and there.
The Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method, also known as the DLS method, is a mathematical formula used to determine the target score for the side batting second in a limited-overs cricket match that has been delayed due to bad weather or other events.
By estimating how many runs teams should have scored and would have scored if the resources available to both sides were equal, the DLS method determines objectives and results.
The formula used to determine the winner is: Team 1's score x (Team 2's resources / Team 1's resources) = Team 2's par score.
There are two sources available: remaining overs and remaining wickets.
Par score in cricket refers to the anticipated score a team would acquire while batting first.
The IPL 2023 Final is to take place on May 28. It has rained during the finals, so, the ultimate winner of this mega tournament will be decided by Reserve Day.
Who wins the trophy is yet to be determined.