One Day Internationals (ODI) is one of the three officially recognized formats of cricket, 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 the players in the team gets out, whichever comes first.
After the coin toss, one team bats first and the other team gets to bowl and field. The team that bats first, tries to score as many runs as they can. On the bowling team, each bowler can bowl a maximum of 10 overs. Field restrictions apply for the first 10 and the last 10 overs, where only two players and five players respectively are allowed to field 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 series of 3 or 5 matches, during international tours, where one country plays host to a visiting country. Matches are usually played in different venues within the host country. Multiple ODI tri-nations series are played every year, where three teams compete to win the series.
The most popular ODI series is the ODI World Cup which is conducted every four years. All cricket playing nations also compete in an ICC Champions Trophy which is conducted biennially.
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