# Thread: Double the number of balls

1. ## Double the number of balls

Suppose a cricket match is going on and the first team has scored fifty runs and now its the second team's turn to score run they have to score fifty runs in twenty five balls.

Would it be correct to say "Runs are double the number of balls remaining"?

2. ## Re: Double the number of balls

It's understandable. It would be better as "They need twice as many runs as there are balls remaining".

3. ## Re: Double the number of balls

Tufguy, say:

Now IT'S the second team's turn at bat.

4. ## Re: Double the number of balls

Sorry, could you please tell me what would be the passive sentence? Would it be "Twice as many runs are required as there are balls remaining"?

5. ## Re: Double the number of balls

Originally Posted by tufguy
Sorry, could you please tell me what would be the passive sentence? Would it be "Twice as many runs are required as there are balls remaining"?
That looks good to me.

6. ## Re: Double the number of balls

Can't they use a ball more than once?

7. ## Re: Double the number of balls

In cricket, a 'ball' means a delivery of the spherical object also called a ball.

8. ## Re: Double the number of balls

We can use the word 'balls' to mean 'balls to be bowled'. The same ball is used on each occasion.

9. ## Re: Double the number of balls

Don't use a comma after "suppose" in your first sentence. Imagine it like this "I would like you to suppose that a cricket match is going on". You wouldn't put a comma anywhere there so you don't need one when you shorten it to "Suppose a cricket match is going on".

10. ## Re: Double the number of balls

They need to score (at a rate of) two runs per ball to win.

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