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The History of One Day International

There are three basic forms of cricket: One Day, Test Match and one is 20/20 cricket. One Day International is the cricket that is played and finished in the same day. One Day International is a form of cricket with limited overs. It is played between two teams with international status, in which each team is given a fixed number of overs to play, usually 50 overs.

ODI also includes Twenty20 International matches. The first One Day International was played on January 5, 1971, between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Stadium. In the late 1970s, Kerry Packer established the rival World Series Cricket competition, and introduced many of the features of ODI that are now commonplace, including coloured uniforms, matches played at night under floodlights with a white ball and dark sight screens.

For television broadcasts, multiple camera angles, effects microphones to capture sounds from the players on the pitch, and on-screen graphics are used. In the prior days of ODI cricket, the number of overs was generally 60 per side, and matches were also played with 40, 45 or 55 overs per side. Now there has been uniformly fixed at 50 overs for each team. The Captain of the toss winning side selects to either bat or bowl first. Each bowler has limited 10 overs to bowl. The team batting second tries to score more than the target score to win the match.


By- Anita Aishvarya


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