**Run rate **is basically the average runs a team scores per over. This is particularly easy to calculate, after you’ve seen **net run rate. **In tests, it is not of particular importance, as the objective is merely to score, irrespective of the rate at which you score. So in tests you’ll mostly see runs being scored at a run rate of about **3 or less. **In ODIs, run rate becomes a little more important as you have merely 50 overs to play. So in ODI*s *a run rate of **5 or above **is required to reach a sufficient total. In T20s, the run rate factor is very demanding of he batsmen when compared to the longer formats. Suddenly the required rate jumps from 5 to around **8 or more**. So now I’ll show you a way to calculate run rate. If you know this then calculating net run rate will come to you easily. So now, as always, let me show you the formula:

Run Rate *= Runs scores/overs faced*

Example:

Let’s say that the Mumbai Indians have scored 181 runs in 20 overs

So you divide: 181/20 = **9.05 **runs per over

You can also use this formula twice while calculating net run rate.

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