Good batters play a crucial role in chases, the openers generally set the tone for a successful chase followed by some calculative aggression. The openers need to provide a solid start, maintain a good run rate, and keep wickets intact. Their ability to score runs quickly and efficiently can put the chasing team in a strong position.
There are a lot of factors which have to be ticked for a successful chase, The temperament and experience to absorb pressure and make calculated decisions. Over the years, plenty of matches have gone down to the wire and some have gotten edged into fans’ memory. In this article, we will list out the highest successful chases in the history of the IPL.
List of highest successful chases in the IPL
1. Rajasthan Royals – 224 runs
Rajasthan Royals tops the charts for the highest successful chase in the Indian Premier League. They chased down 224 runs against Punjab on 27th September 2020, at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Rahul Tewatia played a blinder to take RR home.
2. Mumbai Indians – 218 runs
Mumbai Indians take the 2nd spot on the list of the highest successful chases. In 2021, Mumbai Indians chased down Chennai Super Kings’ 218 on the back of a brilliant performance by Kieron Pollard.
3. Rajasthan Royals – 215
The Royals also take the 3rd spot on the list. Rajasthan chased down 215, set by Deccan Chargers in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League in 2008. The record was on the first position on the list for a long time and it was one of the most memorable matches in the league.
4. Mumbai Indians – 215
Mumbai Indians take the 4th spot as well, they chased down 2015 set by the Punjab Kings in the 2023 season of the Indian Premier League. It was a lite blitz by the Mumbai Indians middle order.
5. Sunrisers Hyderabad – 215
In the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League, Sunrisers Hyderabad recorded the 5th highest run chase in IPL 2023. Chasing a target of 215 runs, Hyderabad scored 217 for 6 against Rajasthan at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. Glenn Phillips was the Player of the Match for his knock of 25 runs off just 7 balls.
IPL: Top 5 highest successful chases in the Indian Premier League history
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