This morning I am watching the Ashes Test Series from Edgbaston, Birmingham. As I watch Australia is at bat. They have 129/8 with 46 overs having been bowled.

My introduction to cricket came via the World Cup One Day International. The scoring seemed to be higher in the limited overs format. After 46 overs, I recall that the runs would be well in excess of 130 runs.

So the questions: How does a Test match differ from limited overs competition? Do the bowlers bowl differently that would account for a lower run rate?

Help a befuddled Yank out.