Highest successful run-chase in the ODI World Cup

Pakistan chased 345 runs against Sri Lanka in the ODI World Cup 2023 after Shafique and Rizwan led the team by scoring centuries.

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Highest successful run-chase in the ODI World Cup

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Pakistan broke the record for the highest successful run chase in ODI World Cups when they chased down 345 runs against Sri Lanka in the 2023 edition. Across the 13 editions of the ODI World Cup, chases of over 300 runs have been achieved only a few times. In this article, we'll check the list of the highest successful run chases in the history of the ICC ODI World Cup

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Ireland held the record for the highest run chase in the history of the ODI World Cup until now when they chased down 329 against England during the 2011 edition in India. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also in the top five list.

Highest Run Chases in the ICC ODI World Cup

Pakistan chased down 345 against Sri Lanka | 2023

In the match no 8 of the 2023 ODI World Cup, Sri Lanka and Pakistan faced each other at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Sri Lanka put up a gigantic score of 344/9 in 50 overs and were looking the side to clinch an easy victory but Pakistan opener Abdullah Shafique and wicket-keeper batsman Muhammad Rizwan both scored centuries. They led their side to a memorable historic victory by 6 wickets.

Ireland shocked England by chasing 328 runs | 2011

Ireland shocked the world and their arch-rivals England in the 2011 World Cup when they chased down a massive target of 329 in just 49.1 overs. Kevin O'Brien registered his name in the history books, scoring a match-winning century.

Bangladesh stunned West Indies by chasing 322 runs | 2019

Bangladesh easily chased down the 322-run target put up by West Indies. The team only needed only 41.3 overs to get the job done. Bangladesh won by 7 wickets, as Shakib Al Hasan scored an unbeaten 124 run innings while Litton Das hit 94 off 69 balls to win the game for Bangladesh.

Bangladesh thrashed Scotland by chasing 319 runs | 2015

Bangladesh chased Scotland's target of 319 in 48.1 overs in the 2015 World Cup after losing just 4 wickets. Opener Tamim Iqbal smashed 95 in 100 balls to give the team a perfect stage to push forward. Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah also played crucial inning to help the team register their name on the history books.

Sri Lanka created history by chasing 313 runs against Zimbabwe| 1992

Roshan Mahanama (59) and Athula Samarasekera (75) provided a solid platform with a 128-run partnership to start the chase. Then, Arjuna Ranatunga (88 not out) and a young Sanath Jayasuriya (32) guided Sri Lanka to victory. Their brisk partnership and Ranatunga's late heroics ensured Sri Lanka won by three wickets with four balls to spare.

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