90 to Win | Cricket | Math Fiction Short Film | Duckworth Lewis


I always knew this, dude… Fetus bro, you need to already know That this South African team is a bunch of chokers, bloody chokers… That this South African team is a bunch of chokers, bloody chokers… Right? So that when you grow up, you don’t react to obvious results like your dad does. Right? So that when you grow up, you don’t react to obvious results like your dad does. Right? So that when you grow up, you don’t react to obvious results like your dad does. Right? So that when you grow up, you don’t react to obvious results like your dad does. Right? So that when you grow up, you don’t react to obvious results like your dad does. Right? So that when you grow up, you don’t react to obvious results like your dad does. Huh! Huh! What was the name of that Chakravyuh character? What was the name of that Chakravyuh character? Iqbal… No no, I mean the original one… No no, I mean the original one… Abhimanyu Abhimanyu Right, Abhimanyu! Right, Abhimanyu! So, if you’re planning to train our kid like Abhimanyu… So, if you’re planning to train our kid like Abhimanyu… You might as well tell him that the flaw isn’t in the South Africans… You might as well tell him that the flaw isn’t in the South Africans… You might as well tell him that the flaw isn’t in the South Africans… You might as well tell him that the flaw isn’t in the South Africans… You might as well tell him that the flaw isn’t in the South Africans… Then? Then? The problem lies in Duckworth-Lewis. The problem lies in Duckworth-Lewis. What happened? You can tell me… This Duckworth-Lewis… Pick any Cricketer or fan in the world… Nobody gets this method… Let alone the unfair targets that it sets… but they still keep using it, God knows why! Is this what is bothering you? Yeah… I thought it’s something serious… So, this isn’t serious? No no, it is serious, very serious… Exactly! You know what I feel? I feel I can develop an algorithm that’s better than this… one that people get, and one that’s accurate. Make it then… Is there a problem? Yeah, I mean… Where will I get the time? I barely get half an hour of free time in a day… not much I can do in that short a span, can I? So, you will be able to do it if you have the time? I don’t know, yeah… But I really want to… You know, right, what Cricket means to me, I mean, to us I’ve literally grown up watching this game… I probably would’ve even played it if I had the talent… But all the talent God decided to give me was in Math… Like, “Here you go, all the numbers are yours!” So, I was thinking… If I could use this talent in Math to solve the biggest problem in Cricket… …wouldn’t that be amazing!? You have a point. From what I can understand, we have three options… First, you keep trying for half an hour every day …great if it works, never mind if it doesn’t. Second, save up for the next two or three years… then you can take a break for about a year and try to crack it… And third, do whatever you want to before you become a dad… Once she is here, she will be your only priority, and you won’t be able to do much… I like how you said, ‘Once “she” is here,’ Tia’s mommy. So, what do we do? It was just among the three options where I saw that your eyes lit up, so I guess we know… Three lac sixteen thousand Enough to last till June 27? Yep, but no further than June 27. My salary will all get used up in paying the home loan EMI, so… And getting a personal loan will be tricky too, thanks to the EMI… Very risky dude… If we need to sell this house, that’d be really bad… Nope…I don’t think… I’m quitting! What?!!! Have you gone nuts? You’ll be a dad on June 27… You’ll run out of money and then run to me for money? I’m not giving you a penny this time, you irresponsible idiot! From here, till June 27, I have exactly 90 days And in these 90 days, I must crack the algorithm, Coz if I can’t…then our kid will be born amidst a really bad financial crisis, and I can’t let that happen. So, where do we start? With an assumption. Which is? That the first innings scoring pattern in the next few years will be similar to that of the past few years… Let’s say, from the start of 2010… Okay? So, I did some research…and there have been 710 ODI matches played in that period… If we can get hold of the first innings scoring pattern of these games… as in, scores at the end of 25,30,35,40 and 49.5 overs… then we can start our work… So, we’ll get this data? It’ll be a little scattered, but we’ll get it… And how long will it take to collate all of it? 710 matchs x 6 columns. 4260 entries. 3 entries a minutes would mean 1500 odd minutes, that’s 25 hours… Practically speaking, two days. And if two people do it together? One day! So, the average 50-over score for all these matches has been 249.5, which is 250. But so far, we’ve looked at the average score, and not the wickets… But the same data will tell us the effect of wickets as well… Okay, so we have 5 -over intervals and a 10-wicket table. These are the numbers that we have… Now, if we can find a pattern in these numbers, then we can generate a formula… and based on that formula, we can populate this entire table for each ball of the game… And you know what’s cooler? We can use that formula to predict the final score from any situation, of any match And that’d be our step number 1. This formula isn’t working… Show it to me… Sit down… Rajat! See, I just increased the decimal places from 2 to 8… and it seems to be working now… Wow! I know! All yours! Rajat… Health Insurance renewal… It’s coming to 15k for the two of us… We forgot to count this in… It’s okay, we’ll manage in 3 lacs… There’s a good news, by the way… What is it? I tested for various conditions and I think our formula is working… Good job, husband. Now what? We have the formula… Great. Awesome yeah! Not really… This formula works when I try to predict the scores of the first innings… but fails when I try setting a target for the team batting second. Ok. Hello Bhabi, hi Zoey! Sorry, I couldn’t come to pick you guys from the airport… Oh! I thought you’d be in office… Umm, he’s actually taken a work from home, for me… Come on, little one… Foofa Uncle… Bua wants to have golgappe, you wanna come? Umm, there’s a lot of work, you guys carry on? This is still pending, Rajat… One second… I’ve been saying this for a while now! I know, and I’ll do it! It’s not going to get done magically if you keep blabbering about it four times in 24 hours! Have patience! You see these stairs? They go up, and the same stairs come down as well. Wow! It’s not an escalator, idiot! It’s not an escalator, idiot! Brother, can we get one chai, and one badam milk for Zoey? On your lap! Lap? This is Zoey. The table I was using all this while for forward extension, was same as the one I was using for backward extension… But I needed an escalator, not a staircase. And guess who told me this? Zoey did! I’m sorted now. Brother, can you put me in touch with someone from the BCCI? Yeah, but do you have an appointment? I can put you in touch only if you have the permission. Please try, you know people here…. No Sir, that’s not how it works in here… Foofa Uncle! This color isn’t nice, use blue no… Rajat, I have an appointment today… Okay, let me know if you need help, I’ll be there… You won’t come with us? Bhabhi, it’s a very urgent and important work, Paakhi knows… Actaully no, I’ll come… It’s okay, Rajat. We’ll go. I’ll let you know if I need your ‘help’. Hello… Dude, we’ve been calling you so many times, can’t you bloody pick it up? Everyone’s been trying to reach you. Chill dude, I was taking a shower! Okay listen, Paakhi’s been admitted in the hospital, you come here immediately What? Now? Obviously now! Just come immediately… She’s been admitted in Sakra, it’s a very critical condition, it’s going to be a premature delivery, you rush… Yeah, I am coming, I’m coming… This is it, Paakhi. I can’t do this any more. I had gone mad. I don’t think I am doing the right thing It’s not giving me this good feeling. I don’t want to be that husband, that father who… I just want to take care of you. Come here. Mathur’s text: Paakhi, share this post that Rajat’s put up, so I can share your share. I don’t want to share this idiot’s post. Mathur? Hmm.. So, why are you making that face? Who was it? BCCI. They’re asking me to meet them at 2. Calling you at 1 for a 2 O’clock meeting? Umm, okay… You go… But… I’ll take care of things here. What will you wear though, for your presentation? I’ll take the laptop from home, will wear something there… Okay okay, you leave Please…just…take care of things… You breathe, I’ll take care. Chill. All the best, Foofa Uncle. Thanks, Zoey. How can you just leave in a situation like this…! First, who do they play Cricket for, at the International level? For the fans, right? And here’s a method that is so simple that fans can sit in their drawing room and calculate revised targets. instead of just staring at the TV and wondering what just happened… and later they start cursing coz the deserving team didn’t win. Secondly, there’s a third meaning of Cricket in the English dictionary, apart from the game and the insect That meaning is ‘fair’. If we’re not being fair to the team batting second… then how is Cricket ‘Cricket’? Third reason… Talents will emerge out of the grassroot level only when they get world-class facilities… which BCCI has been doing… Batsmen getting foxed by Muralidharan, Shane Warne spinning the ball by 45 degrees You know, Azhar flicking a ball outside off, on to the on side… And you know, Sachin’s precision, Dravid’s discipline… there is so much… Then make it… You’ve gone nut’s or what? And that’d be our step number one. Things don’t happen magically if you blabber it fout times in 24 hours! This isn’t an escalator, idiot! How can you just leave!

42 thoughts on “90 to Win | Cricket | Math Fiction Short Film | Duckworth Lewis

  1. Awesome work.. The Indian Algorithm.. really solution to common problem .. cricket is not just game but religion and if this through we shall have solution of problem exists in every minds from day 1 of cricket… Outstanding .. keep it up…

  2. not sure whether n when TIA will take over Duckworth-Lewis 😝
    Great work Nishu n team πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

  3. Good concept. Gripping plot and crisp screenplay. Superb acting by Kafeel Jafri. Debutant director Ananyabrata looks quite promising with such a mature direction. Kudos and good luck for more such shorts! Adding it to our YouTube playlist of Top Hindi Short Films – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLItqFRzgD5SQZvJCAHSBZCT31R-OEYNOF

  4. A meaningful nice short film. worth of watching and really impressive. i know this guy, we were doing gym together. I know him as my (Abhishek Saxena)friend's friend. Nice work from you and your team. Thanks for coming up such interesting formula.

  5. just to add in discussion: Method of averaging the scores of past and using those averages for setting targets seems unfair to current team as their targets depends on the performance of previous teams.instead why not to use interpolation based on average of current players of second batting team.

  6. I have read this article when published in Hindu and i really got excited to watch this. But, I am very surprised to see there were only 4.5 K views for this logical and sensible short film. Most important part I heard about this is you really tried to made the algorithm and if it is surreal then it makes more sense to watch.
    even I felt sad when SA loses to NZ in semis match. I hope the algorithm is real and make some revolution.
    Really wonderful attempt.. πŸ™‚

  7. I loved the concept, I know it's hard to bring all the contents in a short movie, that lead actor was good too, but something was missing in the middle part of the movie, it's what I felt overall it's a good one

  8. Nice Film. Why don't you participate in India's First Sports Film Festival organized by Sports Flashes. Visit sportsflashes website and register, they are inviting short films too. Good platform to make your movie reaching 4 million plus Sports fans

  9. Nice Film. Why don't you participate in India's First Sports Film Festival organized by Sports Flashes. Visit sportsflashes website and register, they are inviting short films too. Good platform to make your movie reaching 4 million plus Sports fans

  10. Hi I am also making a short film where i need to use about 30 seconds of
    cricket footage (not continuous,no audio) I would like to ask you did you ever
    have any problems uploading the footage on youtube?

  11. I was randomly going through this channel and then suddenly came across this masterpiece …. exceptionally good ..πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘.and guys plzz do check my content toohttps://youtu.be/uD0VemyYMAs

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