Highest Run Chase in T20

By Hitesh Jain on Oct 9, 2021

In the T20 format of cricket, chasing runs has never been easy for any team in the second inning. Most of the squad wishes to bat first without any pressure and set the target. But there are many occasions when we have witnessed an incredible run chase in the T20I. Australia is at the top position for chasing the highest total in the second inning. Let’s check out some of the highest run chases in T20I from 2007 to 2021.

List of the Highest Run Chase in T20

Team

Score

Against

Venue

Date

Australia

245/5

New Zealand

Auckland

16 Feb 2018

West Indies

236/6

South Africa

Johannesburg

11 Jan 2015

England

230/8

South Africa

Mumbai

18 Mar 2016

England

226/5

South Africa

Centurion

16 Feb 2020

Bangladesh

215/5

Sri Lanka

Colombo (RPS)

16 Feb 2020

India

211/4

Sri Lanka

Mohali

12 Dec 2009

India

209/4

West Indies

Hyderabad (Deccan)

6 Dec 2019

Netherlands

209/7

Nepal

Kirtipur

20 Apr 2021

South Africa

208/2

West Indies

Johannesburg

11 Sep 2007

Qatar

206/7

Kuwait

Doha

6 Jul 2019

Highest Run Chase in T20 International

Australia (245/5 vs New Zealand)

Australia is sitting at the top for the highest run chase in T20I against New Zealand at Auckland on 16 Feb 2018. It was the 5th T20 match of the Trans-Tasman Twenty20 Tri-Series in which New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill struck a century (105) from just 54 balls. Guptill and Colin Munro made 132 runs for the 1st wicket partnership that helped them to set a target of 244 runs. Afterward Australian opener David Warner and D’Arcy Short came on the pitch to chase the target, they played extremely well and scored 121 runs for the 1st wicket partnership. This partnership and awesome innings of Short helped them to chase the highest target in the history of T20. D’Arcy Short was given the Man of the Match title for his match-winning 76 runs.

West Indies (236/6 vs South Africa)

West Indies comes at the 2nd position after Australia for the highest run chase in T20 international cricket against South Africa at Johannesburg on 11 Jan 2015. While batting first, South Africa did not start well and lost 2 early wickets. But with the help of Faf du Plessis’s 119 from 56 balls, Africa had successfully put a total of 231 runs on the scoreboard. On the other hand, West Indies’s powerful hitter Chris Gayle smashed 90 runs from 41 balls in his own style in the second inning. Marlon Samuels’s knock of 60 runs helped them to achieve the target very comfortably.

England (230/8 vs South Africa)

England is at the number 3rd position for the highest run chase in T20 internationals against South Africa at Mumbai on 18 Mar 2016. While batting first, Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock gave a good start and built up 96 runs in pairs for the 1st wicket. In addition, J P Duminy also smashed unbeaten 54 runs that caused South Africa to cross 200+ marks and set a total of 230 runs for England. In the chase, England’s batsmen played aggressively in the starting and dominated the opposition. Good start from the openers and Joe Root’s 83 runs helped them to get the target very easily.

England (226/5 vs South Africa)

This time England is at the number 4th position for creating the same record of the highest run chase in T20I. This is their 2nd highest run chase in the T20 internationals against South Africa at Centurion on 16 Feb 2020. While batting first, African batsmen started well and maintained the run rate of above 10 throughout the inning and thus reached a total of 222. Temba Bavuma’s 49 and Heinrich Klaasen’s 66 runs helped them to set a big target for England. On the other side, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, and Eoin Morgan played very firmly and achieved the target in 19.1 overs.

Bangladesh (215/5 vs Sri Lanka)

Bangladesh is sitting at the number 5th position for the highest run chase in T20I against Sri Lanka at Colombo (RPS) on 10 Mar 2018. After winning the toss, Bangladesh went for the bowl and stopped the opposition at the score of 214 runs. Sri Lanka’s top-order batsman Kusal Mendis (57 runs) and Kusal Perera (74 runs) helped them to cross 200+. In the second innings, Bangladesh started nicely as they built 74 runs for the 1st wicket. Afterward, Mushfiqur Rahim completed the rest of the work by making 72 runs from 35 balls. Thus, Bangladesh won the match and registered itself at the 5th position for the highest chase in T20I.

Last updated - Oct 9, 2021 8:44 pm
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