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Top 5 Highest Run Chase In ODI

At this very moment when I am writing this article, ODI world cup is about to kick off in less than 10 days, and the hype has been just going up in the sky like always. Moreover, there are some teams like England, Australia and India filled with some great players of the game and they can chase any target on the scoreboard on given day in this upcoming ODI world cup. Therefore, let’s have a look on the teams who did the highest run chase in ODI and will also talk about which team can break this record in future.


Top 5 Teams With Highest Run Chase In ODI

1. South Africa 

The team which was led by South African captain Graeme Smith back in 2006 holds the record of highest run chase in ODI that too against the mighty aussies. South Africa chased down 438 runs in 50 overs and won the match by one wicket.

Although, every team member contributed his part in this iconic chase but majorly Graeme Smith and Harschelle Gibbs played the knock of 90 and 175 respectively. Furthermore, it’s not easy to chase such a big total against the bowlers like Brett lee, Nathan Bracken, and Andrew Symonds.

If you are a Ricky Ponting’s fan then you might feel a bit, as he played an exceptional inning of 164 runs in just 105 balls. Despite giving his best, he had to remain on the losing side. But from cricket Point of view, so far it’s the one of the best entertaining match of ODI cricket.

             Team              Against           Runs Chased
        South Africa              Australia              438/9 


2. South Africa 

Once again, South Africa comes in the list of highest run chase in ODI, coincidentally this time also the opposition was none other than the Australian team but this time they chased the target of 371 runs which was set by Aussies.

You might wonder why South African team has successfully chased some of the biggest total of ODI? that’s because of their prime squad where almost every player was at peak form of their career. Moreover, some of the powerful striker of the ball David Miller and ABD was in South African team.

Furthermore, David Warner and Steve Smith both smashed exceptional hundred from the Australian side but unfortunately it went in vain, as David Miller’s stupendous knock of 118 runs in 79 balls took the South African team through the winning line.

             Team              Against           Runs Chased
        South Africa              Australia              372/6


3. England

Well if there is a talk about aggressive approach in ODI cricket, then how can we forget to add England in this list. Especially after the loss of 2016 world cup, England has completely changed their playstyle along with the mentality of the players as well.

Talking about the highest run chase in ODI of England was came in 2019 ODI series against the west Indies. Caribbean players set the target of 364 runs with the loss of 8 wickets in 50 overs, whereas England effortlessly chased down the total of 364 runs with 8 balls remaining.

Furthermore, two centuries came in this match in winning cause by England players Jason Roy and Joe Root where both scored 125 and 102 runs respectively. But, Chris Gayle’s furious knock of 135 runs which included 12 sixes has entertained the crowd quite well.

             Team              Against           Runs Chased
           England           West-Indies              364/4


4. India – (Highest run chase of India in ODI)

The current number one team in all three formats, India features in 4th position in terms of highest ODI run chase which they did back in 2013 against Australia in the Sawai Mansingh Stadium of Jaipur which usually refers as a slow and turning wicket.

Aussies choose to bat first and made the target of 359 runs with the help of 5- half centuries which came by Finch, Hughes, Watson, Bailey, and Maxwell looks crazy isn’t.

Moreover, Indian batters did not troubled the scorer as aussies did, because they won by 9 wickets. The best pull shot player Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli smashed the australian bowlers like they were playing against a club cricket team as they both scored centuries. The unlucky lad, Shikhar Dhawan unfortunately got out on 95 runs.

Till now, India has not been able to chase the target of more than 362 runs from last ten years. Therefore, if someone it is also remains the highest run chase of India in ODI cricket as well.

             Team              Against           Runs Chased
            India             Australia              362/1


5. Australia

Last but not the least, Australia stands on 5th place when it come to highest score chased in ODI. Aussie’s can also call this run chase as revenge to the India’s one which they did in 2013.

India tour of Australia in 3rd ODI 2019, in which India challenged Aussies to chase the target of 358 runs which they actually did the ease. At one stage it was looking impossible but the knock of Ashton Turner’s completely changed the game towards Australian team.

Furthermore, from Indian batting unit Rohit scored 95 runs whereas Shikhar Dhawan added one more century in his profile by playing the knock of 143 runs. On the other hand, Australian middle order and top order did not contribute much except Peter Handscomb.

This big chase was became possible by one and only All rounder Ashton Turner’s impactful and match winning innings of 84 runs in just 43 balls with the strike rate of 195.64. Therefore, Australian has registered themselves in the list of highest run chase in ODI.

             Team              Against           Runs Chased
          Australia               India              359/6


Which Team Can Break Highest Run Chase Record?

Potentially there are couple of team which can certainly break the highest score chased in ODI, which previously was set by South Africa of mammoth target of 438 runs.

In my opinion, England, India, and Australia are the main teams which can break this record of highest run chase in ODI as they has world class anchor batsman Root, Virat, and Smith along with some destructive players like Buttler, Stokes, Rohit, Hardik, and Maxwell, Marsh from Australia all these players in their respective teams has capability to do some unreal stuff.



Against which team India did the Highest run chase in ODI?

In the year 2013, India did the highest run chase in ODI against the Australian team in SMS stadium of Jaipur.

Which batter is the most successful batsman in chasing the targets?

None other than, Indian batsman Virat Kohli is the most successful batsman when it comes to chase the targets.

Highest score of Rohit Sharma in 2013 ODI series vs Australia?

Rohit Sharma's highest score was 135 runs in Jaipur in 2013 ODI series of Australia.


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