The Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method (DLS) is a mathematical formula created to determine the target score (number of runs needed to win) for the team batting second in a limited-overs cricket match interrupted by weather or other conditions.
The DLS method works on the principle that a batting team has two resources in hand when starting an ODI innings: 300 balls, and ten wickets. As the innings progresses, these resources keep depleting and eventually reach zero when a team either plays out all 300 deliveries, or loses all 10 wickets.
The DLS method is used to calculate the target score for the team batting second in a limited overs cricket match that has been interrupted by weather or other circumstances. The method takes into account the number of overs remaining, the number of wickets lost, and the current run rate of the batting team.
The target score is then adjusted based on these factors to ensure that both teams have an equal chance of winning the match.
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