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India register 2nd most successful run-chase in ODI cricket

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India have successfully chased target over 300 runs 12 times in ODI cricket © PTI

By Sarang Bhalerao

For a statistician, after Australia scored 359 for five in 50 overs, there were several things that delighted us. This was the third time Australia had scored 359 runs against India. The first occasion was the World Cup final at Johannesburg where India were beaten by 125 runs after Ricky Ponting’s magnificent unbeaten 140 runs. The second occasion was in the tri-series final against at the Sydney Cricket Ground which India lost comprehensively.

India avoided the hat-trick of defeat thanks to splendid effort centuries from the Rohit Sharma (141 not out) and Virat Kohli (100 not out). Shikhar Dhawan scored 95 before he was dismissed by James Faulkner. Had he scored five more runs this would have been the first instance in the One-Day International (ODI) cricket.

India achieved the total with 39 balls to spare. This is the second highest successful run-chase in ODI cricket. Australia failed to defend 434 against South Africa at Johannesburg in 2006.

List of highest successful run-chases

Team Against Score Overs Run-rate Venue Year
1 South Africa Australia 438 for 9 49.5 8.78 Johannesburg 2006
2 India Australia 362 for 1 43.3 8.32 Jaipur 2013
3 New Zealand Australia 350 for 9 49.3 7.07 Hamilton 2007
4 New Zealand Australia 340 for 5 48.4 6.98 Auckland 2007
5 Australia England 334 for 8 49.2 6.77 Sydney 2011

Australia have been on the receiving end on four of five occasions. This is the first time a team has chased in excess of 300 and won by nine wickets.

List of India’s highest successful run-chases

This is India’s 14th score in excess of 300 batting second and winning the game— the most by any team. This is also their first win over Australia chasing a total in excess of 300. There have been two instances where India did score in excess of 300 but the target was just below 300. In Jaipur, India needed 299 to win the game. With India needing two to win, MS Dhoni hit a six off Tillakaratne Dilshan. Against England at Mohali in 2011, India scored 300 to win the game.

Opponent Total Overs RPO Venue Year
1 Australia 362 for 1 43.3 8.32 Jaipur 2013
2 Pakistan 330 for 4 47.5 6.89 Dhaka 2012
3 England 326 for 8 49.3 6.58 Lord’s 2002
4 West Indies 325 for 5 47.4 6.81 Ahmedabad 2002
5 New Zealand 321 for 5 48.5 6.57 Bangalore 2010
6 Sri Lanka 321 for 3 36. 4 8.75 Hobart 2012
7 England 317 for 8 49.4 6.38 The Oval 2007
8 Sri Lanka 317 for 3 48.1 6.58 Kolkata 2009
9 Pakistan 316 for 7 47.5 6.6 Dhaka 1998
10 Sri Lanka 310 for 4 46.5 6.61 Karachi 2008
11 South Africa 302 for 7 49.4 6.08 Kochi 2000
12 Pakistan 301 for 4 7.13 7.13 Karachi 2008

(Sarang Bhalerao hails from a family of doctors, but did his engineering. He then dumped a career in IT with Infosys to follow his heart and passion and became a writer with CricketCountry. A voracious reader, Sarang aspires to beat Google with his knowledge of the game! You can follow him on Twitter here)

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