Sri Lanka is one of the teams which have the title of the T20 World Cup but is currently listed at the 10th position in the ICC T20 team ranking. Sri Lanka has never been able to chase the target of 200+ in the shortest format of the game, their highest run chase in T20 is 194 which came against Bangladesh when Sri Lank went on a tour of Bangladesh in 2018 to play 2 T20I series.
In the 1st match, Bangladesh got the chance to bat first and they started well and added 193 runs on the scoreboard. In reply, Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka came out to the middle in order to chase the target of 194 runs and gave a nice start by adding 53 runs in a pair for the first wicket. Kusal Mendis added 53 runs and Dasun Shanaka contributed unbeaten 42 runs that helped Sri Lanka to achieve the target and made 194 runs, thus Sri Lanka created a record of the highest chase in T20 Sri Lanka.
Let’s check out some of the highest chases in T20 by Sri Lanka.
List of Sri Lanka Highest Chase in T20I
|194/4||16.4||Bangladesh||Mirpur||15 Feb 2018|
|184/8||19.2||Bangladesh||Dubai||1 Sept 2022|
|179/6||19.1||Afghanistan||Sharjah||3 Sept 2022|
|176/8||20.0||Australia||Geelong||19 Feb 2017|
|175/5||18.3||India||Colombo (RPS)||6 Mar 2018|
|174/4||19.5||India||Dubai||6 Sept 2022|
|172/5||20.0||Australia||Melbourne||17 Feb 2017|
|172/5||18.5||Bangladesh||Sharjah||24 Oct 2021|
|170/5||19.5||South Africa||Cape Town||25 Jan 2017|
|168/3||18.5||New Zealand||Johannesburg||15 Sep 2007|
|167/5||20.0||India||Gros Islet||11 May 2010|
|164/4||18.1||South Africa||Hambantota||6 Aug 2013|
|160/4||19.0||Australia||Nottingham||8 Jun 2009|