In the world of cricket, run chases often bring about some of the most thrilling and nail-biting moments. The Indian cricket team, known for its batting prowess, has been involved in several memorable run chases in One Day Internationals (ODIs). These matches have witnessed the Indian team's resilience, skill, and ability to chase down formidable targets. In this blog post, we will explore India's top 5 highest run chases in ODI history, showcasing their remarkable batting performances and unforgettable moments.
|Rank||Opponent||Venue||Date||Runs chased||Balls remaining||Top scorers|
|1||Australia||Jaipur||16 Oct 2013||362/1||11||Shikhar Dhawan (95), Rohit Sharma (141*)|
|2||England||Pune||15 Jan 2017||356/7||4||Kedar Jadhav (120*)|
|3||Australia||Nagpur||30 Oct 2013||351/4||3||Rohit Sharma (122), Shikhar Dhawan (100), Virat Kohli (107)|
|4||Australia||Sydney||23 Jan 2016||331/4||10||Rohit Sharma (89), Virat Kohli (82), Suresh Raina (58)|
|5||Pakistan||Dhaka||18 Mar 2012||330/4||8||Virender Sehwag (76), Sachin Tendulkar (68), Virat Kohli (58)|
This is India's highest ever run chase in ODI cricket. The match was played in Jaipur on October 16, 2013, and Australia batted first and scored 359/5. India's openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, put on a brilliant partnership of 176 runs for the first wicket. Dhawan scored 95 runs, while Rohit scored 141 runs not out. India chased down the target with 11 balls to spare.
This is India's second highest ever run chase in ODI cricket. The match was played in Pune on January 15, 2017, and England batted first and scored 350/7. India's middle-order batsman, Kedar Jadhav, played a brilliant innings of 120 runs off 76 balls. Jadhav's innings helped India chase down the target with 4 balls to spare.
This is India's third highest ever run chase in ODI cricket. The match was played in Nagpur on October 30, 2013, and Australia batted first and scored 351/6. India's top three batsmen, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Virat Kohli, all scored centuries. Rohit scored 122 runs, Dhawan scored 100 runs, and Kohli scored 107 runs. India chased down the target with 3 balls to spare.
This is India's fourth highest ever run chase in ODI cricket. The match was played in Sydney on January 23, 2016, and Australia batted first and scored 330/7. India's top three batsmen, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Suresh Raina, all scored half-centuries. Rohit scored 89 runs, Kohli scored 82 runs, and Raina scored 58 runs. India chased down the target with 10 balls to spare.
This is India's fifth highest ever run chase in ODI cricket. The match was played in Dhaka on March 18, 2012, and Pakistan batted first and scored 329/6. India's top three batsmen, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, and Virat Kohli, all scored half-centuries. Sehwag scored 76 runs, Tendulkar scored 68 runs, and Kohli scored 58 runs. India chased down the target with 8 balls to spare.
India has a long history of chasing down large totals in ODI cricket. They have chased down more than 300 runs on 35 occasions, and they have chased down more than 350 runs on 10 occasions. India's highest ever run chase in ODI cricket is 362/1, which they chased down against Australia in Jaipur in 2013.India's ability to chase down large totals is a testament to their batting depth and their ability to adapt to different situations. India is a very dangerous team when they are chasing, and they will always be a contender to win any ODI match.