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One Day International

One Day Internationals (ODI) is one of the three officially recognized cricket formats, played between two teams with 11 players on each team. In an ODI match, each team’s innings is played for a maximum of 50 overs or until all players on the team are out, whichever comes first.

After the coin toss, one team bats first and the other team bowls and fields. The team that bats first tries to score as many runs as possible. In team bowling, each player can bowl a maximum of 10 overs. Field restrictions apply for the first 10 and last 10 overs, where only two players and five players respectively may play outside the 30-yard circle. After the end of each team’s innings, the team with the most runs wins the match.

Most ODI matches are played as part of a 3 or 5 match series, during international tours, where one country hosts an away country. Matches are usually played at different venues within the host country. Multiple ODI three-nation series are played each year, where three teams compete to win the series.

The most popular ODI series is the ODI World Cup which takes place every four years. All nations that play cricket also compete in an ICC Champions Trophy which is held every two years.