Top 5: Highest successful run chases in T20 cricket

Apr 27, 2024

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been a stage for numerous high-scoring chases across its 17th edition. In the 42nd match of the league, Punjab Kings (PBKS) accomplished a remarkable feat by chasing down a daunting 262-run target against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), setting a new record for the most successful run chase in IPL history. This match epitomized the thrilling spectacle of T20 cricket, showcasing the extraordinary batting skills on display.

Over the years, fans have been treated to T20 encounters where batters have orchestrated stunning victories by chasing down record targets, not only in the IPL but also in other T20 leagues, international matches, and tournaments. Let us have a look at some of the most remarkable run chases in the history of T20 cricket.

5 highest successful run chases in T20 cricket

262 – Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Eden Gardens, 2024:

262 – Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders

In a breathtaking showcase of power hitting, PBKS etched their name into the annals of cricketing history by successfully chasing down a monumental 262-run target set by KKR at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Fuelled by sheer determination and exceptional innings from Prabhsimran Singh (54 off 20), Jonny Bairstow (108 off 48), and Shashank Singh (68 off 28), they achieved this remarkable feat with 8 balls to spare, marking it as the highest successful run chase in the history of T20 cricket.

259 – South Africa vs West Indies, Centurion, 2023:

259 – South Africa vs West Indies, Centurion, 2023

In a gripping T20 international showdown against the West Indies, South Africa showcased their batting prowess with an awe-inspiring chase. Spearheaded by brilliant individual performances from Quinton de Kock (100 off 44) and Reeza Hendricks (68 off 28), the Proteas successfully chased down the target of 259 runs in 18.5 overs, securing a memorable victory at Centurion.

254 – Middlesex vs Surrey, The Oval, 2023:

254 – Middlesex vs Surrey

Middlesex delivered a clinic in chasing down a formidable target against Surrey in the Vitality T20 Blast league. With calculated aggression and solid contributions from Stephen Eskinazi (73 off 39), Max Holden (68 off 35), and Ryan Higgins (48 off 24), Middlesex successfully pursued a challenging total of 253 runs and emerged victorious in 19.4 overs at The Oval.

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245 – Australia vs New Zealand, Auckland, 2018:

245- Australia vs New Zealand

In a thrilling encounter of the Trans-Tasman T-20 tri-series, Australia exhibited their batting strengths against New Zealand in Auckland. Despite facing a big target of 244 runs, they showcased their firepower with a dazzling display of stroke play, ultimately clinching victory with 7 balls to spare in a breathtaking encounter. From Australia, D’Arcy Short scored 76 runs in just 44 balls, David Warner contributed 59 runs in 24 balls, and Aaron Finch finished things in style with his clutch innings of 36 off 14.

246 – Bulgaria vs Serbia, Sofia, 2022:

In a captivating clash between European nations, Bulgaria and Serbia engaged in a high-scoring encounter in Sofia. Faced with a massive target of 243 runs, Bulgaria demonstrated resilience and composure as they mounted a sensational run chase and claimed the victory in 19.4 overs with notable contributions from Saim Hussain (71 off 24) and Kevin D’Souza (66 off 27).

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