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Vinod Kambli questions the Duckworth Lewis Stern method

He even asked for the techniques to make the necessary calculations.

Vinod Kambli
Vinod Kambli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The first T20I between Australia and India at The Gabba in Brisbane turned out to be a close affair as the match went right down to the last over. Marcus Stoinis was required to defend 13 runs and he did so expertly to help the home team win the match by four runs. In the meantime, the encounter was marred by rain owing to which the Duckworth Lewis Stern Method had to be applied.

Rain halted play in the 17th over of Australia’s innings when Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis were smashing the ball to all parts. When play resumed, the match was curtailed to 17 overs per side. Therefore, the Aussies were left with only five balls to play and they managed 158 runs for the loss of four wickets in 17 overs. Maxwell was the only wicket to fall after the rain delay.

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Thereafter, India’s target was revised to 174 runs. Shikhar Dhawan scored 76 runs from 42 balls with 10 boundaries and a six. Apart from him, Dinesh Karthik racked up a quick-fire 30 runs from 13 balls. However, the knocks weren’t enough to take the Men in Blue over the line. Leg-spinner Adam Zampa was adjudged the Man of the Match for his jaw-dropping bowling spell of 4-0-22-2.

Kambli asks for the calculations

Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer, Vinod Kambli wasn’t satisfied with how India managed to lose the match despite scoring more than their opponents. He questioned the DLS Method, which he feels robbed the visiting team from beating their opponents. He even asked for the techniques to make the necessary calculations.

He took to Twitter and wrote, “My son came up to me after the game got over & asked me, why did India lose even after scoring 11 more runs than Australia. I tried explaining him about the Duckworth-Lewis method which is used to recalculate targets. Next thing he asks, “can you show me how to calculate?”…,”

Here is Kambli’s tweet

In reply to his first tweet, Kambli wrote, “…I thought to myself & realised that in many years of playing cricket, not even the cricketers knew how to calculate. If we who played the game din’t know how to, how do we expect the fans to know! How are we going to make cricket go global? Rules have to be easy @ICC #AUSvIND,”

Here is Kambli’s second tweet

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