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Question

In cricket, run rate is defined as number of runs scored divided by the number of overs bowled. Team 'A' scores 260 runs in 50 overs batting first. The other team batting second scores at half the run rate of the team batting first and plays entire 50 overs. How many runs did the team batting second score? [3 MARKS]

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Solution

Concept:1 Mark

Application: 2 Marks

Run rate of the team batting first =(260/50)

= 5.2 runs per over

Run rate of team the batting second = (5.2/2)

=2.6 runs per over

Runs scored by the team batting second = (50)*(2.6)

= 130

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