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For example, a scheduled ODI 50 overs match has been reduced to 10 overs or 15 overs due to rain, and a bowler takes a hat trick in those reduced overs. Will that record or any other made or achieved such a record will go on to the record books or not?

So my basic question remains, how many minimum overs are required for a one day match to be recorded as a full one day international match?

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From Toss (cricket) - Wikipedia

If the match is abandoned at any time after the toss, it stands as a match played and enters official statistical records. If a match is abandoned before the toss, it is not considered to have been played at all, and does not count for records.

So in cricket once the coin is tossed, the match is considered as a match played and enters official statistics. So if the match is abandoned after few overs say 10 or 15 it goes to official records. And there is no minimum overs requires to enter official statistics.

For a match to be considered as a completed match (unlike draw), each team must face 20 overs in One Day matches and 5 overs in Twenty20 matches before D/L method decide the result.
(Source: Duckworth-Lewis method - Wikipedia)

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20 overs per side for an ODI match, 6 overs per side for a T20 match.

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Why the downvote? It would be nice to have a reference, but to drop a downvote without a comment? – iandotkelly Jan 28 '14 at 3:29
@iandotkelly: Basically downvote means wrong/unresearched answer. Not every downvote requires a comment. #NotMyDownvote – hims056 Jan 28 '14 at 4:04
@hims056 - particularly for a (potential) new user that is rather poor. – iandotkelly Jan 28 '14 at 5:04
@iandotkelly - You are correct. At least downvote on new user's post requires a comment since they may not know how things work on Stack Exchange. – hims056 Jan 28 '14 at 5:09

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