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COW-a-bunga

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Two legends finally played their final final. Rahul 'the wall' Dravid and Sachin 'the little master' Tendulkar were part of a tantalizing final that swung like a running man with no briefs. Rajasthan Royals started off well with both ball and bat. But Mumbai Indians grabbed their chances in the end. And as on 2nd April, 2011, Sachin was once again lifted by his teammates along with the cup.

You saw the final through your own eyes. Here's how our COW (Chance of Winning) saw it.


Chance of Winning (COW) Graph: Final-CLT20 2013-Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals at Delhi
 

Before the match began, Mumbai held a slight advantage. On paper they were the stronger team. Hence our COW mooed for them one percentage point extra.

After the first 3 overs were bowled, with just 17 runs scored, Rajasthan pulled our COW by its tail and stole 8 percentage points, taking the lead with 57.

But then Smith and Sachin started scoring runs freely and by the end of the 5th over, it was 51%-49% to MI. 10 overs into the game and our HoldingWilley COW began running towards Rajasthan. With only 60 on board and Sachin dismissed, COW favoured Rajasthan with 56%

MI began luring our COW after that point. With Smith, Rayudu, Sharma and the rest smashing the RR bowler's, 63% of our COW was with MI at the end of the first innings.

Some awesome batting from Rahane and Samson, tipped the COW in RR's favour. Their strokeplay reflects in the COW graph. Sanju Samson was dismissed in the 12th over and Watson in the 15th. The COW at the point still favoured Rajasthan with 72%.

Ajinkya Rahane was RR's only hope at that point. But once he was dismissed on the first ball of the 17th over, COW lost hope for a Rajasthan Royals victory.

The HW Chance of Winning shows exactly how the match pans out. It depicts which team held the advantage at what point in the game. More often than not, our prematch COW gets it right; meaning the team with the higher percentage at the start of the game, generally wins.

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