Chasing a formidable total in the ODI World Cup is a daunting challenge that demands exceptional skill and resilience. The 2023 edition witnessed a historic moment as Pakistan, with a remarkable partnership, successfully chased down a massive target set by Sri Lanka in Hyderabad.
Let’s delve into the three highest and most successful chases in ODI World Cup history, showcasing the thrilling spectacles that unfolded on the cricketing stage.
|1||Pakistan||345/4 (Chased 345)||Sri Lanka||Hyderabad||10-Oct-23|
|2||Ireland||329/7 (Chased 328)||England||Bengaluru||02-Mar-11|
|3||Bangladesh||322/3 (Chased 322)||West Indies||Taunton||17-Jun-19|
1. Pakistan’s Triumph in Hyderabad (2023)
In a breathtaking encounter, Pakistan scripted history by pulling off the highest-ever successful run chase in ODI World Cup history. Sri Lanka, opting to bat first, amassed a formidable 344/9, courtesy of Kusal Mendis’s brilliant 122 and Samarawickrama’s impressive 108. Undeterred by the challenge, Pakistan showcased resilience, with Mohammad Rizwan and Abdullah Shafique leading the charge. The duo forged a game-changing partnership of 176 runs, with Rizwan’s brilliant 131 and Shafique’s steadfast 113 steering Pakistan to a remarkable victory. The team chased down the target of 345 with 10 balls to spare, showcasing character and determination.
2. Ireland’s Heroics in Bengaluru (2011)
In a captivating clash during the 2011 ODI World Cup, Ireland etched their name in history by achieving a stunning chase against England in Bengaluru. England, posting an imposing total of 327/8, saw Ireland’s heroics unfold as Kevin O’Brien played an unforgettable inning. O’Brien’s record-breaking knock of 113 off 63 deliveries featured 13 boundaries and six sixes, propelling Ireland to a historic victory with three wickets and five balls remaining. This memorable chase left cricket enthusiasts in awe of Ireland’s audacious spirit.
3. Bangladesh’s Triumph in Nelson (2015)
Bangladesh displayed their prowess in chasing challenging targets during the 2015 World Cup clash against Scotland in Nelson. Scotland, setting a target of 319, witnessed a stellar batting display from Bangladesh. Tamim Iqbal’s superb innings of 95, combined with significant contributions from Mahmudullah (62), Mushfiqur Rahim (60), Shakib Al Hasan (52), and Sabbir Rahman (42), led Bangladesh to a successful chase of 322/4. This victory marked the highest-ever ODI chase by a non-top-8 team, showcasing Bangladesh’s ability to rise to the occasion.