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21. Law 21 - The Result

1. Law 1 - The Players

2. Law 2 - Substitutes and Runners, Batsman or Fielder Leaving the Field, Batsman Retiring, Batsman Commencing Innings

3. Law 3 - The Umpires

4. Law 4 - The Scorers

5. Law 5 - The Ball

6. Law 6 - The Bat

7. Law 7 - The Pitch

8. Law 8 - The Wickets

9. Law 9 - The Bowling, Popping and Return Creases

10. Law 10 - Preparation and Maintenance of the Playing Area

11. Law 11 - Covering the Pitch

12. Law 12 - Innings

13. Law 13 - The Follow-on

14. Law 14 - Declaration and Forfeiture

15. Law 15 - Intervals

16. Law 16 - Start of Play; Cessation of Play

17. Law 17 - Practice on the Field

18. Law 18 - Scoring Runs

19. Law 19 - Boundaries

20. Law 20 - Lost Ball

21. Law 21 - The Result

22. Law 22 - The Over

23. Law 23 - Dead Ball

24. Law 24 - No Ball

25. Law 25 - Wide Ball

26. Law 26 - Bye and Leg Bye

27. Law 27 - Appeals

28. Law 28 - The Wicket is Down

29. Law 29 - Batsman out of His Ground

30. Law 30 - Bowled

31. Law 31 - Timed Out

32. Law 32 - Caught

33. Law 33 - Handled the Ball

34. Law 34 - Hit the Ball Twice

35. Law 35 - Hit Wicket

36. Law 36 - Leg Before Wicket

37. Law 37 - Obstructing the Field

38. Law 38 - Run Out

39. Law 39 - Stumped

40. Law 40 - The Wicket-Keeper

41. Law 41 - Fielder

42. Law 42 - Fair and Unfair Play











16.1 A Win

16.1.1 The side which has scored in its one innings a total of runs in excess of that scored by the opposing side in its one completed innings shall win the match. See clause 13.3 (Completed innings). Note also clause16.4 (Winning hit or extras).

16.1.2 Save for circumstances where a match is awarded to a team as a consequence of the opposing team’s refusal to play (Clause 16.2), a result can be achieved only if both teams have had the opportunity of batting for at least  5 overs, unless one team has been all out in less than  5 overs or unless the team batting second scores enough runs to win in less than  5 overs.16.1.3 Save for circumstances where a match is awarded to a team as a consequence of the opposing team’s refusal to play (Clause 16.2), all matches in which both teams have not had an opportunity of batting for a minimum of  5 overs, shall be declared a No Result.16.2 IPL Match Referee awarding a match16.2.1 A match shall be lost by a side which either concedes defeat or in the opinion of the IPL Match Referee refuses to play and the IPL Match Referee shall award the match to the other side.

16.2.2 If an umpire considers that an action by any player or players might constitute a refusal by either side to play then the umpires together shall inform the IPL Match Referee of this fact. The IPL Match Referee shall together with the umpires ascertain the cause of the action. If the IPL Match Referee, after due consultation with the umpires, then decides that this action does constitute a refusal to play by one side, he/she shall so inform the captain of that side. If the captain persists in the action the IPL Match Referee shall award the match in accordance with clause above.16.2.3 If action as in clause16.2.2 above takes place after play has started and does not constitute a refusal to play the delay or interruption in play shall be dealt with in the same manner as provided for in clauses 13.7.2 (Delayed and Interrupted Matches) and 11.4 (Changing agreed times for intervals) above.Note: In addition to the consequences of any refusal to play prescribed under this clause, any such refusal, whether temporary or final, may result in disciplinary action being taken against the captain and team responsible under the IPL Code of Conduct.16.3 All other matches – A Tie or No Result

16.3.1 A Tie

The result of a match shall be a Tie when bothinnings have been completed and thescores are equal.

If the scores are equal, the result shall be a tie and no account shall be taken of the number of wickets that have fallen.In the event of a tied match the teams shall compete in a Super Over to determine the winner. Refer to Appendix F.
16.3.2 No Result

See 16.1.3 above.

16.4 Prematurely Terminated Matches - Calculation of the Target Score

16.4.1 Interrupted Matches - Calculation of the Target Score

If, due to suspension of play after the start of the match, the number of overs in the innings of either team has to be revised to a lesser number than originally allotted (minimum of 5 overs), then a revised target score (to win) should be set for the number of overs which the team batting second will have the opportunity of facing. This revised target is to be calculated using the current Duckworth/Lewis/Stern method. The target set will always be a whole number and one run less will constitute a Tie. (Refer Duckworth/Lewis/Stern Regulations)16.4.2 Prematurely Terminated Matches

If the innings of the side batting second is suspended (with at least 5 overs bowled) and it is not possible for the match to be resumed, the match will be decided by comparison with the DLS ‘Par Score’ determined at the instant of the suspension by the Duckworth/Lewis/Stern method (refer Duckworth/Lewis/Stern Regulations). If the score is equal to the par score, the match is a Tie. Otherwise the result is a victory, or defeat, by the margin of runs by which the score exceeds, or falls short of, the Par Score.16.5 Winning hit or extras

16.5.1 As soon as a result is reached as defined in clauses 16.1, 16.2 or 16.3.1, thematch is at an end. Nothing that happens thereafter, except as in clause41.18.2(Penalty runs), shall be regarded as part of it. Note also clause 16.8.

16.5.2 The side batting last will have scored enough runs to win only if its total of runs issufficient without including any runs completed by the batsmen before thecompletion of a catch, or the obstruction of a catch, from which the striker could bedismissed.16.5.3 If a boundary is scored before the batsmen have completed sufficient runs to win thematch, the whole of the boundary allowance shall be credited to the side’s total and,in the case of a hit by the bat, to the striker’s score.

16.6 Statement of resultIf the side batting last wins the match without losing all its wickets, the result shall be statedas a win by the number of wickets still then to fall.

If, without having scored a total of runs in excess of the total scored by the opposing side,the side batting last has lost all its wickets, but as the result of an award of 5 Penalty runs itstotal of runs is then sufficient to win, the result shall be stated as a win to that side byPenalty runs.If the side fielding last wins the match, the result shall be stated as a win by runs.

If the match is decided by one side conceding defeat or refusing to play, the result shall bestated as Match Conceded or Match Awarded, as the case may be.
16.7 Correctness of result

Any decision as to the correctness of the scores shall be the responsibility of the umpires.See clause2.15 (Correctness of scores).

16.8 Mistakes in scoring

If, after the players and umpires have left the field in the belief that the match has beenconcluded, the umpires discover that a mistake in scoring has occurred which affects theresult then, subject to clause16.9, they shall adopt the following procedure.16.8.1 If, when the players leave the field, the side batting last has not completed itsinnings and,either the number of overs to be bowled in that innings has notbeen completed, or

the end of the innings has not beenreached

then, unless one side concedes defeat, the umpires shall order play to resume.

Unless a result is reached sooner, play will then continue, if conditions permit, untilthe prescribed number of overs has been completed. Thenumber of overs shall be taken as they were at the call of Time forthe supposed conclusion of the match. No account shall be taken of the timebetween that moment and the resumption of play.16.8.2 If, at this call of Time, the overs have been completed and no Playing time remains,or if the side batting last has completed its innings, the umpires shall immediatelyinform both captains of the necessary corrections to the scores and to the result.

16.9 Result not to be changed

Once the umpires have agreed with the scorers the correctness of the scores at theconclusion of the match – see clauses 2.15 (Correctness of scores) and 3.2 (Correctness ofscores) – the result cannot thereafter be changed.16.10 League Table

16.10.1 The league competition table for the League shall be compiled by BCCI, the positions in which shall be determined by the number of points gained with points being awarded as follows:
• 2 points for each match won;

• 1 point per team taking part in any match with no result or any match which is tied (where it was not possible to complete a Super Over at the end of play or where the Super Over itself is tied);

• 1 point per team for any match involving such team which does not commence for any reason (other than where the reason for such non-commencement is a breach of the Operational Rules by one Franchisee which results in such Franchisee forfeiting such match); and • 0 points for any match lost or forfeited.
The team with the highest number of points shall be at the top of the table and the team with the lowest shall be at the bottom.  

16.10.2 Where teams have an equal number of points their relative positions shall be determined by the following: The team with the most wins in matches in the League during the season will be placed in the higher position; there are teams with equal points and equal wins during the season, then in such case the team with the higher net run rate (as calculated in clause 16.12 below) will be placed in the higher position; If following the net run rate calculation above there are teams which are still equal, then the team with the higher number of wickets taken per fair balls bowled in the matches played that season in which results were achieved will be placed in the higher position; If still equal at the end of the regular season then the team position will be determined by drawing lots.

16.10.3References in clause 16.10 to ‘matches’ shall not include the play-off matches.

16.11Play-off matches

If any of the Final, the Eliminator, Qualifier 1 or Qualifier 2 matches are tied, or there is no result, the following shall apply:

16.11.1 the relevant teams shall compete in a Super Over to determine which team is the winner of the match in question; and 

16.11.2 if conditions do not permit a Super Over within the time available to determine the winner or if the Super Over is tied following the completion of all mechanisms as described in Appendix F then the team which, at the end of the relevant regular Season, finished in the higher position in the League table (in accordance with clause 16.10 above) will be deemed the winner of the relevant play-off match. The procedure for any Super Over shall be as set out in Appendix F.

16.12Net Run Rate

16.12.1 A team’s net run rate is calculated by deducting from the average runs per over scored by that team throughout the season, the average runs per over scored against that team throughout the season.

16.12.2 In the event of a team being all out in less than its full quota of overs, the calculation of its net run rate shall be based on the full quota of overs to which it would have been entitled and not on the number of overs in which the team was dismissed.

16.12.3Only those matches where results are achieved will count for the purpose of net run rate calculations. Where a match is abandoned, but a result is achieved under Duckworth/Lewis/Stern, for net run rate purposes, team 1 will be accredited with team 2’s Par Score on abandonment off the same number of overs faced by team 2. Where a match is concluded but with Duckworth/Lewis/Stern having been applied at an earlier point in the match, team 1 will be accredited with 1 run less than the final Target Score for team 2 off the total number of overs allocated to team 2 to reach the target.