5 Best Highest Run Chase In IPL

this blog is about which teams in ipl has done highest runs chase in ipl

India’s biggest festival of cricket “IPL” has always been exciting and entertaining for all the cricket lovers in all around the world. The thing which makes it more interesting is the competitiveness of this tournament is bit tough than rest of the t20 leagues which operates in the world. It becomes more enjoyable for the viewers when a team has to chase a high scoring total especially scores like 200 plus. Now you may have thought about which teams has done this tough job, therefore let’s look into the teams who has done the highest run chase in IPL.

 

Teams With 5 Best Highest Run Chase In IPL


1. Rajasthan Royals

The team who always showed faith in youngsters from the start of the Indian Premier League, Rajasthan Royals owns the record of highest run chase in IPL in year 2020 against Punjab Kings. The match was played in Sharjah stadium of Dubai, where Punjab Kings gave the mammoth target of 224 runs, which Rajasthan Royals chased successfully by scoring 226 runs.

If you forget this match then let me remember you the iconic knock which includes 5 sixes in an over of Rahul Tewatia against the carribean fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell. After disastrous bowling fail of Cottrell, he did not even play a single match after that.

This match was truly action packed from the very fast ball, In the first inning we saw Mayank Agarwal’s century knock along with KL Rahul’s 70 runs contribution which led to the total of 223 runs. Later, Rajasthan Royals batter’s started the chase with captain Smith’s half century with the support of Sanju Samson’s 85 runs and in the role of finisher Tewatia did rest of the job.

Moreover, You can take the results of RR vs PBKS from past 3 years and you will find, most of matches ended up on last ball with thrilling action and drama. People also consider this match as El Classico of the IPL, because of their close encounters in most of the matches.

 

2. Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians is the kind of team who can chase any given target with their powerful batting unit which they had back in 2021 season. Captain Rohit’s Mumbai comes in the 2nd position in terms of highest run chase in IPL where they successfully crossed the target total of 219 runs which set by the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021.

Just Imagine, when the whole India waits for the biggest rivalry of ipl between the two most successful teams of this league MI vs CSK and match goes till the last ball where Mumbai Indians chases 219 runs, doesn’t it sound like a dream? It was really high profile match so consider yourself lucky to witness this live.

If we talk about the hero of this match that is none other than Kieron Pollard where he probably played his best inning of Ipl history of 87 runs in just 37 balls which also includes 8 monstrous sixes as well from his bat. Sometimes I feel very sorry for the ball when a batsman like Pollard shows no mercy to the ball as well as the bowlers.

 

3. Mumbai Indians ( Second Time)

As I said before, there is no target big for a team like Mumbai Indians and you may not even surprised to see this team again in this list of highest run chase in IPL. This run chase came against Punjab Kings in this year 2023 season, at Mohali. Once again Punjab Kings scored 215 runs in 20 overs, which was chased by mighty Mumbai with remaining 1 of ball.

If we take a look on best performances of the match, in the first inning Liam Livingstone was absolutely monster once he plays 10-15 balls following with impactful knock of Jitesh Sharma’s 49 runs. This time there was no Pollard in the playing 11, but still they managed to chase this total with the help of Ishan Kishan, Surya Kumar Yadav, and Tilak Verma’s last 3 sixes.

 

4. Sunrisers Hyderabad

There was a time when Sunrisers Hyderabad used to be the most consistent of this league where they used to qualify without any difficulty but the story is completely different for them. SRH is pretty strong team on paper but when it comes to deliver the performance they lack from past 2 seasons. Regardless of this, SRH is claims the 4th place for highest run chase in IPL.

When the match was played at Jaipur in 2023 IPL season, Rajasthan Royals made 215 runs which were looking tough to chase for Hyderabad because of their past performance, but guess what SRH handed a heart broken loss to Royals which made the difference for them to not qualify for top 4 by chasing the target of 215 runs on last ball by hitting a six.

The top performers of this match starts from Jos Buttler’s 95 runs innings along with captaincy knock of Samson of 66 runs. Later from the Punjab Kings side, everyone contributed pretty well but with low strike rate which resulted in almost being on losing side, but fortunately the miraculous cameo of Glenn Phillips of 25 runs in just 7 balls made them to cross the line.

 

5. Lucknow Supergiants

This is the match which started the famous controversial banter between Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir which later turned out as heated argument between two absolute legends of the game. The match was held in Chinnaswamy Stadium of Bangalore, where RCB invited LSG to chase the total of 213 which they somehow managed to did on the very last ball.

It says that Chinnaswamy is absolute hell for the bowlers, because on this ground you cannot certain whether you will win or lose despite scoring 213 runs. Although LSG was behind in the match till the arrival of Nicolas Pooran on the crease where he smashed 62 runs in only 19 balls with 7 brutal sixes.

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s was batting up to the mark, every batter from Kohli, Faf, Maxwell made half-centuries but their bowlers did not able to execute the plans which led to cost the match which was in their control. Moreover, We got to appreciate the terrific fiery knock of Pooran which got his team in this list of highest run chase in IPL.

 

Q) Which team chased the highest total in IPL history?

Rajasthan Royals chased the highest total in IPL, against Punjab Kings by scoring 226 runs.

Q) Which team chased most 200 plus runs in IPL?

Punjab Kings chased the score of 200 plus runs 4 times in history of IPL.

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