This article describes how Duckworth Lewis Stern (DLS) calculations are utilised within the PlayHQ electronic scoring application and Admin Portal.
Electronic Scoring Application (eScoring)
For games that have a reduced amount of overs due to rain or bad light, the PlayHQ electronic scoring application (eScoring) enables the ability to calculate a new target total based off the Duckworth Lewis Stern (professional edition) methodology.
Through the Duckworth Lewis Stern calculations, when you end the 1st innings early, and select Start Innings, the new target score will be displayed on the eScoring application. It also will provide a real-time indication of which team is winning the match. This display is referred to as par score.
When a game is ended early by selecting 'end innings' or 'end game', the match result is determined by Duckworth Lewis calculations (provided that the override toggle is turned off within parameters settings).
If in the instance a match is agreed to be a draw, the appropriate action is to select 'abandon game'.
See below 'Parameters' section where target total is automatically updated in accordance with DLS calculations when the over limit is adjusted.
Electronic Scoring Application > Actions > Parameters.
Entering DLS Result in Admin Portal
Enter all the team scores as you would normally, adjust over limits if required.
Once all scores are entered select the Overide result dropdown
Select “DLS Outcome“
4) Select the team you want to assign the Win . Once you select the outcome for one team the other teams outcome will be populated automatically.
NOTE : DLS outcomes are unique to the Game Type
One Day and T20 DLS Outcome options
2Day+ DLS Outcome options
5) Once you have the selected the correct outcomes click the “Save Game Outcome “ button
6) The game will be finalised and the DLS result will be displayed
Please Note DLS results are not available in the electronic scoring application as yet , this functionality will be introduced in the near future