One Day International is the most unpredictable format of the game, the game can change all the way in just 10 overs.
In this post, we will be talking about some instances when a team successfully chased the total set by another team. You will wonder, what’s special in this, that happens in every second match. Well, the chases we are talking about are the highest chases ever done by a team in the history of One Day International Cricket.
Interestingly, the Australian team has been the victim of these run chases many times, being one of the best team in the world, Australian has managed to score well in every match it plays. But, somehow the bowlers failed to do well or the batsman overplayed them, and handed over the game to the opponent.
On the other hand, India has mostly been on the hitting side as they are the king chasers in the game of cricket. Dhoni’s cool captaincy and Kohli’s aggressive batting style have proved beneficial for the Indian team multiple times.
Here, we present the list of highest successful run chases in the history of ODI and watch some clips relating them:
India’s chased down 350 against Australia
Australia was leading the 2013 ODI series against India until India chased down 350 in the 6th ODI match to take the seven-match ODI series to a decider in Bangalore.
At the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur, India successfully defeated the Aussies to register the fifth highest chase ever done by a team in One Day International. Shane Watson and George Bailey’s 102 and 156 respectively drove Australia’s total to a huge total of 350 but they didn’t know that the total will fall short to beat India.
Playing at their home ground, India played their best game. The openers Rohit and Dhawan collectively contributed 179 runs to their side, next in-form batsman Virat Kohli did the rest of the work. Thrashing some best bowlers like Johnson and Faulkner, Virat played an unbeatable knock of 115 runs to take India to their one of the highest chase.
Watch the exciting highlight of the 5th highest successful chase of ODI: