Run Rate (Runs per Over) Calculator (Cricket)

LAST UPDATE: February 15th, 2020


What is “Run Rate”?

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.


In Cricket, Run Rate calculates as follows:

Run Rate = Total Runs Scored / Total Overs Faced


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