Highest run chase in ODI – One Day Internationals Records

Updated on: Feb 8, 2022 11:16 am IST

  • Highest run chase in ODI

    Highest run chase in ODI – ODIs have been the least played format of all three in cricket in the last couple of years due to the World Test Championship and the back-to-back T20 World cups but nothing beats a successful run-chase in a high scoring ODI game in cricket.

    Highest run chase in ODI

    Chasing a 300 run target in ODIs used to be a Herculean task at least till the early 2000’s but with the introduction of two new balls at the start of an innings, fielding restrictions that favour batters especially through the middle-overs and the deployment of flat tracks all over the world has seen 300-plus totals get chased down successfully more often than before. With teams like England pushing the boundaries of batting with their attacking skills, no score is safe to defend in the current scenario. Now let’s take a look at the top five highest successful run-chases in ODI’s since the advent of the format.

    Here is a list of highest run chase in ODI

    Highest run chase in ODI Team Opponent Year
    438/9 South Africa v Australia 2006
    372/6 South Africa v Australia 2016
    364/4 England v West Indies 2019
    362/1 India v Australia 2013
    359/6 Australia v India 2019

    1. 438/9 – South Africa

    This match would rank among the top five ODI’s in cricket history. After set a target of 435 runs by Australia in a series decider at Johannesburg, the South African batters came out all guns blazing with Graeme Smith scoring a 55 ball 90 and H Gibbs recording a career best 175 runs off 111 balls. With 7 needed off the last over, Boucher hit a boundary off the penultimate ball to seal off a miraculous, record breaking win for South Africa.

    2. 372/6 – South Africa

    Another Australia vs South Africa game and another high scoring run chase. With Australia trailing 2-0 in the 5 match series against South Africa, they set a mammoth target of 372 from 50 overs with centuries from Warner and Smith. H Amla and Q De Kock set up the chase with some quickfire knocks before South Africa were reduced to 217/5 in 31.1 overs but Miller played a spectacular, match-winning knock of 118 from 79 balls to drag the Proteas over the finishing line thus recording the second highest successful run chase in ODI history.

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    2. 364/4 – England

    England were a force to reckon in the limited-overs scene with their changed batting approach ever since their humiliating group stage exit in the 2015 ODI CWC. So when they were set a target of 361 from 50 overs by the Windies at Bridgetown it never intimidated them. In fact they chased down the target with ease courtesy of hundreds from Jason Roy and Joe Root with 8 balls to spare.

    4. 362/1 – India

    This series saw the rise of the Indian batting trio of Dhawan, Rohit and Virat in the ODI format. Played on an absolute batting track, the trio gave no respect to the Aussie bowling attack hunting down the target within 43.3 overs with memorable hundreds from Rohit and Virat.

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    5. 359/6 – Australia

    Should rank among the best limited -overs win in Australian history. Coming into the series after losing two of their best batters in Smith and Warner to ball tampering bans, Australia were 1-2 down in the 5 match series. No one gave them a chance after India set a steep target of 359 from 50 overs, but Handscomb and A Turner played one of the knocks of their lifetime to chase down the target against the best bowling attack during that period. They went on to win the last match too thus sealing off a memorable come-from-behind series victory against India.

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