In cricket, run rate is defined as the 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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Team 'A' scored 260 runs in 50 overs.
So, run rate of the team batting first =(260/50)
= 5.2 runs per over
The team batting second scored at half the run rate of the team batting first
Run rate of team the batting second
= 2.6 runs per over
Runs scored by the team batting second
Hence, the team batting second scored 130 runs.