Logical Reasoning - Statement and Conclusion - Discussion

In each question below is given a statement followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then consider the two conclusions together and decide which of them logically follows beyond a reasonable doubt from the information given in the statement.

Give answer:

  • (A) If only conclusion I follows
  • (B) If only conclusion II follows
  • (C) If either I or II follows
  • (D) If neither I nor II follows and
  • (E) If both I and II follow.


Statements: In a one day cricket match, the total runs made by a team were 200. Out of these 160 runs were made by spinners.


  1. 80% of the team consists of spinners.
  2. The opening batsmen were spinners.

[A]. Only conclusion I follows
[B]. Only conclusion II follows
[C]. Either I or II follows
[D]. Neither I nor II follows
[E]. Both I and II follow

Answer: Option D


According to the statement, 80% of the total runs were made by spinners. So, I does not follow. Nothing about the opening batsmen is mentioned in the statement. So, II also does not follow.

Appu said: (Jan 21, 2011)  
Didn't get the concept.

Prasad said: (Jan 27, 2011)  
I am unable understand the instruction given above to solve the question.

Nikninja said: (Mar 5, 2011)  
I think option A will be right ans.

Manoranjan Mallick said: (Apr 6, 2011)  
Difficult to get the concept

Varsha said: (Apr 20, 2011)  
I m not getting the concept of doing these questions.

BAPI said: (May 24, 2011)  
We can't draw any conclusion with out any information from given statment.We are not getting how many spinners are there in the team and we don't know who are the opening batsman. So the option D is correct.

Anitha said: (Sep 17, 2011)  
5 men and 5 women meet and men dance with women. which of the following is true?

A. there are two men who have danced with the same no of women
B. there are two women who have danced with the same no of men

a) Both A and B
b) A only
c) B only
d) Neither A nor B

Rachna said: (Sep 19, 2011)  
I am confused with statment, how could be understand it?

Mayur said: (Sep 20, 2011)  
Hi friends.

In the question, it is given that 160 runs are made by spinners. So number of spinners could be anything. For example even 2 spinners in the team might have scored 160 runs. This does not mean that there are 80 percent of spinners. So option 1 does not follow. Neither option 2 follows as opening batsmen might have not scored and in the end spinners might have scored runs. So option D is correct. Hope all of you might have understood.

Ambuj said: (Sep 28, 2011)  
Correct ans is (d). Because there is nothing in the statement which conclude that 2 men or 2 women danced with same number of men or women. It may possible that every man danced with single single woman.

R@j said: (Jan 30, 2012)  
Good explanation by mayur.

Pooja said: (Aug 30, 2012)  
Thanks mayur.

Very nice explaination.

Aresh Kumar said: (Mar 21, 2013)  
See it is very simple concept. Like your team got 200 marks. They did not mention "out of". So you do not know total marks.

Next is they have mentioned 160 marks have been scored by spinners. So you can not calculated into percentage the obtained marks of the spinners. So the first statement "80% of the team consist of spinners" does not follow.

Next is "the opening batsmen are spinners" see it is obvious that they have not specified about the opening batsmen. So the second statement also does not follow.

It is very simple. You don't want to think highly. Very easy and think normally.

Gautam said: (Jul 30, 2013)  
Very simple. It says that 80% run scored by the spinners so it might be possible that only 2 or 3 or any no.of spinners out of 11 (who are spinners) have scored it.

Mani said: (Aug 7, 2013)  
If 2 statements is wrong then we should give the answer none of this.

Divya said: (Sep 2, 2013)  
I have a doubt.

The explanation is that 2nd conclusion does not follow. And 1st follow.

So the answer can be option A right?

Arun said: (Apr 15, 2014)  
I am not getting how to conclude such questions on how to picturise them. Is there any hint, diagram or any solution for this to make out?

S K Thakur said: (May 28, 2015)  
80 run not may be achieved by only spinner without opener batsmen, so that option D was correct.

Nihar said: (Apr 15, 2016)  
80% run collect spinners so either one follow.

Jyot Kikani said: (Jun 28, 2016)  
Hi, friends. We are not given any specific information. So we can't judge. So I think (d) is the right option.

Sathish said: (Aug 24, 2016)  
Thank you @Mayur.

Thirumal said: (Sep 25, 2016)  
I am confused. Please explain in an easy way.

Vaidehi said: (Nov 6, 2016)  
I didn't understand that opening batsmen were spinners. Why such spinners can't do well batting?

Manu said: (Dec 22, 2016)  
Not getting this, Please explain once again.

Gemechu said: (Mar 3, 2017)  
I think choice A is correct.

ANU BABU said: (Mar 7, 2017)  
I didn't get the direction given as the answer. I think option A is correct.

Ashish said: (Mar 19, 2017)  
According to me, option A is correct.

Harish said: (Apr 26, 2017)  
I think A is the right answer.

T.Suganthi Ganesh said: (May 4, 2017)  
According to me, the 1st one follow.

Varsha said: (Jul 21, 2017)  
I am not getting the answer! Please explain me.

Raghu said: (Aug 29, 2017)  
Actually, he is saying that 160 runs are made by the spinners and with that statement conclusion one is exactly true but the option he has given as answer was wrong why did he choose that I didn't understand.

Amit Yadav said: (Sep 15, 2017)  
Conclusion should be 100% correct but here Conclusion I, II may partially correct so answer is C i.e. neither I nor II follows.

Deepak Gupta said: (Sep 20, 2017)  
I can't understand. Please help me to get it.

Swati Lone said: (Oct 4, 2017)  
I can't understand it. Please explain.

Dipal said: (Feb 23, 2018)  
I think right answer should be A.

Kavya said: (Aug 12, 2018)  
Please explain it clearly.

Sudhansu Patra said: (Sep 1, 2018)  
Hi, I am not getting the answer. Please anyone explain me.

Maha Lakshmi said: (Nov 2, 2020)  

You explained the concept clearly. Thanks for giving the superb explanation.

Tilahun said: (Nov 25, 2020)  
Dear all,

The correct answer is D there is no evidence for conclusion 80% of the teams are spinners. May be 2 of 200 are a spinner.

Keerthana said: (Nov 25, 2020)  
Thanks @Mayur.

Adarsh Raj said: (Feb 9, 2021)  
Thank you @Aresh Kumar.

Beeresh said: (Apr 4, 2021)  
Can anyone explain it clearly?

Gopal Halder said: (May 26, 2021)  
I don't agree with your answer because the total of team 200 out of 160 runs was made by sprinters.

Sprinters run 160 were 80% of the total runs of the team.

Ashu said: (Mar 18, 2022)  
Option D is correct, because the total numbers of spinners are not given instead of quantity of spinners the number of runs are given.

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