What is the meaning of "Duckworth–Lewis method" in Cricket?
Sometimes the team that would appear to be winning loses the match because of this rule. Why?
It is a method is used in cricket to calculate the target score when the match is interrupted and the required quota is not completed. Most of the time this is used for matches which were stopped due to rain. An alternative method for this is Jayadevan's_Rain rule. Please note that DL method is what used in all international matches nowadays.
You can get more details from this wikipedia article:
Duckworth - Lewis method is a method which is used in cricket for calculating a probable score in weather affected matches.
This method is based on the current score, number of wickets fallen and the revised number of overs to be palyed the teams.
You can get more details about this method at http://static.espncricinfo.com/db/ABOUT_CRICKET/RAIN_RULES/DUCKWORTH_LEWIS.html
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