In the history of the Indian Premier League, there are many occasions when a team added 200+ runs while batting first and set a difficult target for the opposition. But in reply, the opposition came out to the middle and chased down that target. The highest total of 224 runs was chased down by the Rajasthan Royals against Punjab Kings in 2020 at UAE. So let’s check out those moments of the highest successful chase in IPL by any team.
1. Rajasthan Royals (224 Runs in 2020)
Rajasthan Royals is at the top position for chasing down one of the highest total in IPL. In the 9th match of the IPL 2020 against Punjab Kings, Punjab got the chance to bat first and they batted well and placed a target of 224 runs for Rajasthan. In reply, Rajasthan lost their first wicket very early but then Steven Smith and Sanju Samson handled the situation and added 81 runs in a pair for the 2nd wicket. The rest of the work was completed by Rahul Tewatia by adding 53 runs that helped them to achieve the target. Thus, Rajasthan Royals made 226 runs while chasing a target of 224 and Sanju Samson was named Man of the Match for his outstanding 85 runs.
2. Mumbai Indians (219 Runs in 2021)
Mumbai Indians are placed at the number 2 position in the list of the highest chase in IPL. While playing against CSK in the 27th match of the IPL 2021, CSK got the chance to bat first and they added 218 runs on the scoreboard. Mumbai Indians got the target of 219 runs which was achieved by them with the help of Kieron Pollard, who played an incredible match-winning inning of 87 runs from just 34 balls. Mumbai came under the pressure at one moment when they lost 3 wickets at 81 runs but it was settled down by Pollard and won the match by 4 wickets.
3. Rajasthan Royals (217 Runs in 2008)
Rajasthan Royals is listed at the 3rd position in the list of the highest run chase in IPL. In the 9th match of the IPL 2008 in Hyderabad, Deccan Chargers and Rajasthan Royals faced each other where Deccan Chargers set a target of 215 runs for Rajasthan. In reply, Rajasthan batters Graeme Smith and Yusuf Pathan added 98 runs for the 2nd wicket that helped them to achieve the target of 19.5 overs. Thus, Rajasthan Royals made 217 runs and won the match by 3 wickets and Yusuf Pathan was named Man of the Match for his mind-blasting performance of 61 runs off 28 balls only.
4. Delhi Capitals (209 Runs in 2017)
Delhi Daredevils is at the number 4th position in the list of the highest chases in the Indian Premier League. While playing against Gujrat Lions in the 42nd match of the IPL 2017, Delhi got the target of 209 runs. In reply, the Delhi Capitals sent Sanju Samson and Karun Nair to chase down the target, but they lost Nair so early but Samson stayed there and added 61 runs for their team. The rest of the work was completed by Rishabh Pant who struck 97 runs. Thus, Delhi won the match by 7 wickets in just 17.3 overs and Rishabh Pant was named Man of the Match.
5. Punjab Kings (206 Runs in 2014)
Punjab Kings stands at the number 5th position in the list of the highest chases in IPL. Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad fought in the 39th match of the IPL 2014 in Hyderabad where Hyderabad set a target of 206 runs for Punjab. In reply, Punjab lost their first wicket of Virendra Sehwag at 4 runs only, then Manan Vohra and Wriddhiman Saha handled the situation and added crucial 91 runs for the 2nd wicket that helped them to achieve the target. The rest of the work was completed by Maxwell who added 43 runs from 22 balls only. Thus, Punjab Kings made 211 runs and won the match by 6 wickets in just 18.4 overs.
List of Highest Chase in IPL
|Rajasthan Royals (RR)||226/6||Punjab Kings||Sharjah||27-09-2020|
|Mumbai Indians (MI)||219/6||Chennai Super Kings||Delhi||01-05-2021|
|Rajasthan Royals (RR)||217/7||Deccan Chargers||Hyderabad||24-04-2008|
|Delhi Capitals (DC)||214/3||Gujarat Lions||Delhi||04-05-2017|
|Kings XI Punjab (PBKS)||211/4||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Hyderabad||14-05-2014|
|Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)||211/4||Chennai Super Kings||BS Mumbai||31-03-2022|
|Punjab Kings (PBKS)||208/5||Royal Challenger Bangalore||DYP Mumbai||27-03-2022|
|Chennai Super Kings (CSK)||208/5||Royal Challenger Bangalore||Chennai||12-04-2012|
|Chennai Super Kings (CSK)||207/5||Royal Challenger Bangalore||Bengaluru||25-04-2018|
|Kings XI Punjab (PBKS)||206/4||Chennai Super Kings||Abu Dhabi||18-04-2014|