Pakistan cricket team is one of the full members of the ICC cricket and is currently standing at the 6th position in the ICC ODI team ranking. In the history of ODI, Pakistan won the ODI World Cup in 1992. 349 for 4 is the highest chase in ODI by Pakistan that came in the match against Australia at Lahore on 31 March 2022 when AUS visited PAK to play 3 ODI matches bilateral series.
In the 2nd match of the series, Australia got the chance to bat first and they added 348 runs on the scoreboard. Pakistan had to give its best in order to chase that big target. Australian players thought that they have got the upper hand in the match and will pressurize Pakistan easily and win the match. In reply, Pakistani openers, Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq came out of the middle in order to chase the target, and they performed very well and added crucial 118 runs in a pair for the 1st wicket. Zaman added 67 and Imam-ul-Haq contributed 106 runs for their team, then the rest of the work was completed by Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam, who made 114 runs.
Thus Pakistan got the target and made 349 runs, the highest chase in ODI by Pakistan. Pakistan cricket, especially the batting lineup, got some additional strength because of Babar Azam, Fakar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, and Mohammad Rizwan. Under the captaincy of Babar Azam, Pakistan players have shown lots of improvement in their overall performance on the field.
As of April 2022, Pakistan has appeared in 939 ODI matches in which they successfully achieved victory in 492 matches and lost 418 ODI matches. There are 8 instances in the history of ODI cricket when Pakistan successfully chased the target of 300+ runs.
List of the Highest Run Chase in ODI by Pakistan
Let’s check out some of the outstanding run chases in ODI by Pakistan.
|349/4||49.0||Australia||Lahore||31 Mar 2022|
|337/3||48.2||New Zealand||Rawalpindi||29 Apr 2023|
|329/7||49.5||Bangladesh||Mirpur||4 Mar 2014|
|322/6||49.5||India||Mohali||8 Nov 2007|
|319/7||48.0||India||Ahmedabad||12 Apr 2005|
|311/7||47.0||India||Peshwar||6 Feb 2006|
|309/2||45.3||India||Karachi||2 Jul 2008|
|306/5||49.2||West Indies||Multan||8 June 2022|
|304/6||48.2||England||Cardiff||4 Sep 2016|
|302/5||49.5||Afghanistan||Hambantota||24 Aug 2023|
|300/6||48.0||Sri Lanka||Kimberly||7 Apr 1998|
|299/5||48.2||Sri Lanka||Karachi||2 Oct 2019|
|297/4||48.5||Sri Lanka||Lahore||14 Oct 2004|