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| On Jan 16, 2022 2:55 PM IST

Best Finisher in the World ranked by number of successful run chases

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Best Finisher in the World – A finisher requires special skills to perform well under pressure to put their team in a winning position in limited-over formats of the game.

Best Finisher in the World

In this article, let’s look at the Best Finisher in the World basis number of successful run chases while remaining unbeaten as well.

1. MS Dhoni

Successful Chases Runs Strike Rate
47 2876 91.85

The former Indian captain was terrific with his patience and composure, while chasing down any total on the board. His best innings in the ODI format came in a successful run chase as well, while scoring 183* against Sri Lanka in 2005. MS Dhoni scored 2876 runs with an average of over 100 in 47 successful run chases in ODIs.

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2. Jonty Rhodes

Successful Chases Runs Strike Rate
33 1490 82.61

Jonty Rhodes has been often known as the best fielder, the world cricket has ever seen. But, his performances in the ODIs have rather quite impressive in crucial situations. He has registered 33 successful run chases, with 1490 runs at a strike rate of 82.61.

3. Inzamam Ul Haq

Successful Chases Runs Strike Rate
32 2778 86.91

The only Pakistan player to score over 10,000 runs in ODI format was successful in 32 run chases. In these matches, Inzamam ul Haq accumulated 2778 runs at a strike rate of 86.91, and was the backbone of the team in the middle order.

4. Ricky Ponting

Successful Chases Runs Strike Rate
31 1765 86.40

The player with fine style and class, Ricky Ponting led the Australian team to two World Cup titles in 2003 and 2007. In 31 successful run chases, Ricky Ponting scored 1765 runs with a strike rate of 86.40.

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5. Virat Kohli

Successful Chases Runs Strike Rate
30 2501 107

One of the best batters in the ODI format is fifth in the list of most successful run chases. In 30 chases, Virat Kohli has garnered 2501 runs with a strike rate of 107. His capability to handle pressure well to boost the team has been unmatchable. His best innings came against Sri Lanka in 2012, where he mustered 133* off 86 balls to help the team in chasing down 320 in 40 overs.

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