Saturday, January 29, 2011

Australia to bat first in Brisbane

Meanwhile, at the 'Gabba ground in Brisbane, Australia has won the toss and will bat first against England in the fifth one-day international.

Since most of you aren't cricket followers naturally, I'm going to keep it simple here, if you want more detailed information, check out the live ball by ball text coverage at ESPN Cricinfo.

In a one-day international cricket match:
  • Each team has one innings.
  • Each team's innings is either a maximum of 50 overs (6 balls per over = 300 balls or "pitches"), or when all their batsman (10) are out. An innings usually lasts 3 hours 30 minutes, with a 45 minute break between innings
  • A good score is in the 250-300 range, depending on the conditions.
This match is being held in Brisbane, the focus of much attention recently due to the devastating floods, this match being dedicated to raising funds for the Queensland Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal.

The match is very important for both teams, as the game is one of the final lead in games before the Cricket World Cup, starting in the subcontinent on February 19.

1 comment:

Pat W said...

Come on England, Barmy Army, etc, etc