run rate

Definition

Cricket

  • noun the average number of runs scored by a team within a given period or number of balls; run rates are usually expressed as runs per over or runs per 100 balls
    Citation ‘Ian Bradshaw’s heroic 25 overs on the trot for just 47 runs helped check the run-rate and also delay the declaration’ (Siddhartha Vaidyanathan, Cricinfo Magazine July 2006)
    Citation ‘As hesitant stroke-making and indecisive running led to three run-outs, the required run rate climbed to eight an over’ (Purandare 2005)
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