13.1 Number of innings
A match shall be one innings for each side.
13.2 Alternate innings
Each side shall take their innings alternately.
13.3 Completed innings
A side’s innings is to be considered as completed if any of the following applies
13.3.1 the side is all out.
13.3.2 at the fall of a wicket or the retirement of a batsman, further balls remain to be bowled but no further batsman is available to come in.
13.3.3 the prescribed number of overs have been bowled to the batting side.
13.4 The toss
The captains shall toss a coin for the choice of innings, on the field of play and under the supervision of the IPL Match Referee, not earlier than 30 minutes, nor later than 15 minutes before the scheduled or any rescheduled time for the start of play. Note, however, the provisions of clause1.3 (Captain).13.5 Decision to be notified
As soon as the toss is completed, the captain of the side winning the toss shall decide whether to bat or to field and shall notify the opposing captain and the umpires of this decision. Once notified, the decision cannot be changed.13.6 Duration of Match
All matches will consist of one innings per side, each innings being limited to a maximum of 20overs. All matches shall be of one day’s scheduled duration.
13.7 Length of Innings
13.7.1 Uninterrupted Matches.
220.127.116.11 Each team shall bat for 20overs unless all out earlier.
18.104.22.168 If the team fielding first fails to bowl the required number of overs by the scheduled time for cessation of the first innings, play shall continue until the required number of overs has been bowled. The interval shall not be extended and the second session shall commence at the later of the scheduled time or 15 minutes from the cessation of the first innings. The team batting second shall receive its full quota of 20 overs irrespective of the number of overs it bowled in the scheduled time for the cessation of the first innings.22.214.171.124 If the team batting first is dismissed in less than 20overs, the team batting second shall be entitled to bat for 20overs.
126.96.36.199 If the team fielding second fails to bowl 20 overs by the scheduled cessation time, the hours of play shall be extended until the required number of overs has been bowled or a result is achieved.
188.8.131.52 Penalties shall apply for slow over rates (refer to theIPL Code of Conduct).
13.7.2 Delayed or Interrupted Matches
184.108.40.206 Delay or Interruption to the Innings of the Team Batting First (seeTables 1 and 2 of Appendix E)
220.127.116.11.1 When playing time has been lost the revised number of overs to be bowled in the match shall be based on a rate of 14.11 overs per hour in the total remaining time available for play.
18.104.22.168.2 The revision of the number of overs should ensure, whenever possible, that both teams have the opportunity of batting for the same number of overs. The team batting second shall not bat for a greater number of overs than the first team unless the latter completed its innings in less than its allocated overs. To constitute a match, a minimum of5 overs have to be bowled to the side batting second, subject to a result not being achieved earlier.22.214.171.124.3 As soon as the total minutes of playing time remaining is less than the completed overs faced by Team 1 multiplied by 4.25, then the first innings is terminated and the provisions of 126.96.36.199 below take effect.
188.8.131.52.4 A fixed time will be specified for the commencement of the interval, and also the close of play for the match, by applying a rate of 14.11 overs per hour. When calculating the length of playing time available for the match, or the length of either innings, the timing and duration of all relative delays, extensions in playing hours, interruptions in play and the intervals will be taken into consideration. This calculation must not cause the match to finish earlier than the original or rescheduled time for cessation of play on the final scheduled day for play. If required the original time shall be extended to allow for one extra over for each team. 184.108.40.206.5 If the team fielding first fails to bowl the revised number of overs by the specified time, play shall continue until the required number of overs have been bowled or the innings is completed.
220.127.116.11.6 Penalties shall apply for slow over rates (refer to theIPL Code of Conduct).
18.104.22.168 Delay or Interruption to the innings of the Team Batting Second (see Tables 3 and 4 of Appendix E)
22.214.171.124 When playing time has been lost and, as a result, it is not possible for the team batting second to have the opportunity of receiving its allocated, or revised allocation of overs in the playing time available, the number of overs shall be reduced at a rate of14.11 overs per hour, in respect of the lost playing time. Should the calculations result in a fraction of an over the fraction shall be ignored. 126.96.36.199.1 In addition, should the innings of the team batting first have been completed prior to the scheduled, or re-scheduled time for the commencement of the interval, then any calculation relating to the revision of overs shall not be effective until an amount of time equivalent to that by which the second innings started early has elapsed. 188.8.131.52.2 To constitute a match, a minimum of 5overs have to be bowled to the team batting second subject to a result not being achieved earlier.
184.108.40.206.3 The team batting second shall not bat for a greater number of overs than the first team unless the latter completed its innings in less than its allocated overs.
220.127.116.11.4 A fixed time will be specified for the close of play by applying a rate of 14.11 overs per hour. The timing and duration of all relative delays, extensions in playing hours and interruptions in play, will be taken into consideration in specifying this time. 18.104.22.168.5 If the team fielding second fails to bowl the revised overs by the scheduled or re-scheduled close of play, the hours of play shall be extended until the overs have been bowled or a result achieved.
22.214.171.124.6 Penalties shall apply for slow over rates (refer IPL Code of Conduct).
13.8 Extra Time
Where the start of play is delayed or play is suspended for any reason then extra time of (i) up to sixty minutes shall be available for each IPL regular season match; and (ii) up to one hundred and twenty minutes for any of the play-off matches.
For the avoidance of doubt, if extra time is required to be used, it will be taken in the following sequence. In the event of a delayed start or interruption, the provision of sixty minutes (or one hundred and twenty minutes for play-off matches) extra time is to be used first, followed by the time allocated for ‘time outs’ and then the reduction in the innings change interval (if applicable).For clarity, the changeover period (maximum 10 mins) for a Super Over after the main match is not to be taken into account when applying any permitted extra time available.
For the play-off matches, in addition to the extra time referred to above, there may be reserve days (on which an incomplete play-off match shall be completed). Further details of reserve day arrangements will be confirmed when the 2018 match schedule is announced. 13.9 Number of Overs per Bowler
13.9.1 No bowler shall bowl more than 4 overs in an innings.
13.9.2 In a delayed or interrupted match where the overs are reduced for both teams or for the team bowling second;
126.96.36.199 for innings of rescheduled length of at least 10 overs, no bowler may bowl more than one-fifth of the total overs allowed. Where the total overs is not divisible by 5, one additional over shall be allowed to the maximum number per bowler necessary to make up the balance.188.8.131.52 for innings of rescheduled length of between 5 and 9 overs, no bowler may bowl more than two overs.
13.9.3 In the event of a bowler breaking down and being unable to complete an over, the remaining balls will be allowed by another bowler. Such part of an over will count as a full over only in so far as each bowler’s limit is concerned.
13.9.4 The scoreboard shall show the total number of overs bowled and the number of overs bowled by each bowler.