We propose a model for recalculating the target score in rain affected matches based on empirical data. During the development of the current stage of the Cricket, different methods have been introduced to recalculate the target scores in interpreted games. Currently, the International Cricket Council (ICC) uses the Duckworth-Lewis method and have in the past strongly considered changing to the VJD method. Here, we introduce a simple approach to calculate target scores in interrupted games by considering the area under a run rate curve. To calculate the target we have analysed over a decades worth of empirical data using various statistical methods. As in the case of Duckworth- Lewis method, we also have two parameters in our model, that is overs and wickets in combination. We also found that in the one day international cricket (ODI) wickets play a crucial role whereas in T20 cricket they do not effect the run rate of the games to the same degree. Using empirical and mathematical arguments we show that the run scoring distributions are independent of the innings.