In the history of the T20 World Cup, the Australian team has successfully achieved a target of 200+ on several occasions. Players like David Warner, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, and many more make the Australian batting lineup more solid. In the 5th T20I of the Trans-Tasman Twenty20 Tri-Series on 16 Feb 2018, Australia made the record of the highest chase in a T20 international by Australia.
While batting first, New Zealand set a target of 244 runs in 20 overs for Australia, and then their openers David Warner and D’Arcy Short gave a mind-blasting start and struck 121 runs in a pair for the 1st wicket. Warner added 59 runs and Short contributed 76 runs, the rest of the work was done by Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch. Australia scored 245 runs in that match and set the record for the highest run chase in the T20 international.
Let’s check out some of the biggest run chases in T20 by Australia.
List of the Highest Chase in T20 International by Australia
|245/5||18.5||New Zealand||Auckland||16 Feb 2018|
|211/6||19.2||India||Mohali||20 Sep 2022|
|205/5||20.0||South Africa||Johannesburg||6 Mar 2016|
|197/7||19.5||Pakistan||Gros Islet||14 May 2010|
|194/3||19.4||India||Bengaluru||27 Feb 2019|
|181/4||19.2||South Africa||Cape Town||9 Mar 2016|
|177/5||19.0||Pakistan||Dubai (DSC)||11 Nov 2021|
|173/2||18.5||New Zealand||Dubai (DSC)||14 Nov 2021|
|161/4||18.5||South Africa||Brisbane||13 Jan 2009|
|161/5||18.3||England||Hobart||7 Feb 2018|
|161/2||16.2||West Indies||Abu Dhabi||6 Nov 2021|