Math And Cricket Match

Maths and Cricket

Here are some problems based on cricket match which can be solved using mathematics only so have fun solving them.

Problem 1: I wanted to gamble in a match between India and England. The odds were 2:1 i.e., if I bet 100 on India, I get 200 more. If I bet 100 on England I get 100 more. If I invest RS. 50 each on both the countries and if India wins I gain 100 rupees on India and loose 50 on England. Hence my total profit would be RS. 50/- (+100-50). But if England wins, there would be neither profit nor loss (-50+50). What would be the safest bet to get the maximum profit? How much I should bet on India and England so that I get maximum amount, irrespective of which country wins.

It was just posted to develop mathematical skill with this example i am not promoting gambling here.

Problem 2: Think before answering. It is not as simple as it appears to be. Take time and think: In a fifty over one-day international match, 49.4 balls are bowled. Last two balls… Seven runs to win… it is ninth wicket partnership… Last two batsmen are at 94 runs each. The team won and both batsmen made centuries. How could it be possible? Don’t think of a no-ball, free hit wide, hitting the helmet etc because… on no-ball if the batsman hits a six it adds 7 (seven) runs to the team score and it wins. Then how the runner also gets 100 runs? This puzzle is more complicated than what you think. Try.

Comment down the solution if you get  it.