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Duckworth–Lewis Line breaks: Duckworth–Lewis
Pronunciation: /ˌdʌkwəːθˈluːɪs/

Definition of Duckworth–Lewis in English:


Denoting a method of determining the runs total needed to win a one-day cricket match that is affected by rain or other interruptions.
Example sentences
  • The Duckworth/Lewis system was invented by two statisticians, Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis.
  • At this point, using the table produced by the Duckworth-Lewis method, the team's remaining resources are valued at 42.2%.


Named after the English statisticians Frank Duckworth (born 1939) and Tony Lewis (born 1942), who invented the method.

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