Double the number of balls

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

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Tufguy, say:

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

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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"?
 

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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.
 

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Can't they use a ball more than once?
 

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

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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".
 

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How about:

They need to score (at a rate of) two runs per ball to win.
 
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Please check this one "There are twice or half as many balls are remaining as there are runs" or as the runs are required". Is it fine?
 

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No, it isn't.

You have already received suitable answers.

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