Prasant Score Calculator!
Cricket match Scores are not arbitrary, you needn’t ‘guess’ the score anymore, you can ‘calculate’ it anytime! Scores are calculated using the simplest data available to us- the match ‘date’. The score always take the form of 90 (or its multiples) plus the match date matrix’s total or any of its sections. There is an effective, short, simple formula for this, you can learn it from here. Also, you can apply the ‘advanced’ concepts, explained in the later sections here, and attain higher levels of accuracy in this work of score calculation!
Prasant Score Formula or Calculator is a simple yet powerful maths method, applied on the match ‘date’ to calculate the probable score of any cricket match [t20 or ODI mainly], beforehand, anytime, using pen and paper. It is based on the ‘Digit Sum’ and ‘casting out nines’ concepts of mathematics.
Number theory has always been a thriller for maths students because of its treatment with only ‘whole’ numbers. It is for the first time that any mathematician has applied it on sports related matter.
Hardly you might have applied ‘digit sum’ on the scorecard of a cricket match, once you try it, the positive outcomes are many. And among many is the estimation of score. For now, we will detail the score calculation method related with the match date. Here is the exact calculation method.
What you need is only the ‘date’ of the match which is easily available from the schedules provided on espncricinfo or any other site. On this date, we apply few mathematical operations to arrive at the probable score. In vedic maths, you might have learnt the calculation of the ‘Beejank’ of any lengthy number by adding up the digits together, similar maths is needed here.
Match Date, Three Values, And Casting of the Matrix
For the calculation of score for any match, firstly, you need to find the three kinds of values from the match date. These values are, namely, the date itself, full date total, total of the two. The ‘actual’ scores are generated by these data. Note down the match full date, including the month and the year figures in numerical form. For example, May 5, 2015 in numerical form would be 05/05/2015. Find the three values from the date-
- the date, 05
full date total, including month and year.
05/05/2015 = 0+5+0+5+2+0+1+5= 18.
- total of the above two
05 + 18 = 32
Next, we write the above calculated values in the matrix format. For this, we need to write the full date total below the date, creating a mathematical 2 by 2 matrix pattern-
1 8 = 32
Finally, the thriller part, the calculation of probable score. Here, one need to keep in mind the following points-
Mostly, the score takes the matrix total value [like 32 in the above case]. At other times, any of the sections of the date matrix could create the score. It could be the vertical right number, or simply the date or full date total.
And it could be a minus value too, means, we need to subtract this number from 180 etc.
Numbers generated from the sections fall under two categories- natural as well as creative.
Natural sections are the two horizontal numbers, two vertical numbers, two diagonal numbers and the matrix total.
Creative numbers generated from the two sides of the various triangle sections of the matrix.
Spot Two Consecutives
Amidst so many possibilities, which section/number to actually choose? It is simple and logical, the score and target always come as two consecutive numbers, likewise, select two consecutive numbers from the matrix (or extented/weekday matrix) pattern. And employ it in the score formula.
Consecutive integers are integers that follow each other in order. They have a difference of 1 between every two numbers. If n is an integer, then n, n+1, and n+2 would be consecutive integers.
The Score Formula
Cricket scores always get created in for 90 [or its multiples] plus certain value generated from the specific date’s matrix.
Score = 90n + matrix total
Where, 90n stand for 90 or its multiples like 180, 270.
Pakistan V Zimbabwe 1st ODI
May 26, 2015
Date = 26
Complete date total = 2+6+0+5+2+0+1+5 = 21
Total of the two = 26 + 21 = 47
Write it below the date, find matrix total.
2 1 = 47
Applying the score formula on the above, we get-
Pakistan’s Score = 450 – 74 = 376
Zimbabwe’s Score = 360 – 26 = 334
Most accurate of all the 2000 above examples.
Ind V Pak Score, WC 2015
The match was played on Feb 15, 2015.
So, date = 15
Complete date total = 1+5+0+2+2+0+1+5 = 16
Total of the two = 15 + 16 = 31
Write it below the date, find matrix total.
1 6 = 31
Score = 270 + 31 = 301
Target Set by India for Pakistan came exact 301!
One more example
IPL 2015, April 23.
Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab match,
Match date = 23
Full date total = 2+3+0+4+2+0+1+5= 17
Total of the two = 23 + 17 = 40
1 7 = 40
Score by team 1 (Delhi) = 180 + 10 = 190
Score by team 2 (Mumbai) = 180 – 27 = 153
Here, the vertical 37 and left diagonal 27 numbers have generated the scores of the two teams.