West Indies is one of the most successful teams in the T20 World Cup as they have picked up the title of T20 World Cup 2 times and as of April 2021, Windies is listed at the number 7th position in the ICC T20 team ranking. The team is filled up with mind-blasting power hitters who have the capability to hit the ball out of the ground. When West Indies went to South Africa to play 3 T20I series in 2015, they made a record of highest run chase in the 2nd T20I.
In the 2nd match, South Africa got the chance to bat first and they batted very well and added 231 runs on the scoreboard, which is obviously a good total and a difficult target for the opposition. In reply, West Indies openers Dwayne Smith and Chris Gayle came out to the middle to chase the target, but they could not get a good start and lost the wicket of Smith so early. Despite losing the first wicket so early, the Windies handled the situation very well by making a 2nd wicket partnership of 152 runs between Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels that helped them to achieve the target and made 236 for 6 and thus added a record of the highest chase in T20 by West Indies.
Let’s check out some of the highest run chases by West Indies in T20 internationals.
List of Highest Chase By West Indies in T20 International History
|236/6||19.2||South Africa||Johannesburg||11 Jan 2015|
|196/3||19.2||India||Wankhede||31 Mar 2016|
|194/1||18.3||India||Kingston||9 Jul 2017|
|183/4||18.1||England||Wankhede||16 Mar 2016|
|179/4||19.4||Australia||Mirpur||28 Mar 2014|
|173/2||18.3||India||Thiruvananthapuram||8 Dec 2019|
|172/3||15.5||Australia||The Oval||6 Jun 2009|
|169/5||18.2||Bangladesh||Providence Stadium||7 Jul 2022|
|168/6||19.2||South Africa||Cape Town||9 Jan 2015|
|161/6||19.4||England||Kolkata||3 Apr 2016|
|161/2||15.0||South Africa||St George’s||26 Jun 2021|