Run Rate (Runs per Over) Calculator (Cricket)

LAST UPDATE: September 24th, 2020


Definition – What is “Run Rate” in Cricket?

Run Rate is a cricket statistic used to put runs scored in comparison with the number of overs faced.

It is intended to be a more accurate representation of a team’s abilities than runs scored alone.

Before the Duckworth-Lewis Method was put in place, run rate was a method used to determine the winner of a game if stopped due to weather or lighting conditions.

Formula – How to calculate Run Rate

Run Rate = Total Runs Scored ÷ Total Overs Faced


  • “Total Runs Scored” is the number of runs scored by the team.
  • “Total Overs Faced” is the number of overs faced by the team.


If a team has scored 227 runs and has faced 5 overs in that time, then:
Run Rate (runs per over) = 227 ÷ 5
Run Rate (runs per over) = 45.4
Therefore, the team’s run rate is 45.4

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