Laws of Cricket 1947 Code (Second Edition) - Law 22

Law 22 - The Result

A match is won by the side which shall have scored a total of runs in excess of that scored by the opposing side in its two completed innings, one-day matches, unless thus played out, shall be decided by the first innings. A match may also be determined by being given up as lost by one of the sides, or in the case governed by [Law 17]. A match not determined in any of these ways shall count as a "Draw".

Notes on Law 22

  1. It is the responsibility of the captains to satisfy themselves on the correctness of the scores on the conclusion of play.
  2. Neither side can be compelled to continue after a match is finished; a one-day match shall not be regarded as finished on the result of the first innings if the umpires consider there is a prospect of carrying the game to a further issue in the time remaining.
  3. The result of a finished match is stated as a win by runs, except in the case of a win by the side batting last, when it is by the number of wickets still then to fall. In a one-day match which is not played out on the second innings, this rule applies to the position at the time when a result on first innings was reached.
  4. A "Draw" is regarded as a "Tie" when scores are equal at the conclusion of play but only if the match has been played out. If the scores of the completed first innings of a one-day match are equal, it is a "Tie", but only if the match has not been played out to a further conclusion.

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