Cricket Australia


The Looking Glass

The Looking Glass can show you the progress of a match in an instant, for both Test and One-Day International matches. Cricket can be an unpredictable game, but not so unpredictable that normal or typical outcomes cannot be calculated. The Looking Glass takes the current situation at the end of each over, and guided by a massive historical analysis of thousands of innings in both forms of the game, calculates the “most likely” scenario. The variability of outcomes is taken into account, producing statistically reliable estimates for the probable score for the current innings and the probabilities of different match results. The probable match results are plotted for each over, giving a view of how the balance of the match has changed over time, as well as the current probabilities and “most likely” score for the current innings.

For use in the RHC on live scores