We have witnessed some high-octane encounters in the Indian Premier League over the years, the tournament has always had us at the edge of our seats with matches going down to the wire, tense finishes and unimaginable twists in games. The IPL has produced some of the most memorable T20 matches ever. The run-chases are the most exciting to watch which go down till the very last ball and have entertained the fans thoroughly.
Out of more than 700 plus IPL games that have been played so far, there have been only a few games with successful run-chases of over 200 runs but there have been some chases which have left our jaws dropped and erased the word impossible from cricket. Let’s have a look at five such games which stand at the top of the list when it comes to the highest successful run chase in IPL history.
List of the 5 highest successful chases in the Indian Premier League
1. 224 runs- Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab
Rajasthan Royals recorded the highest run chase in the history of IPL by chasing down the target of 226 runs to beat Kings XI Punjab by four wickets. Incredible knocks from Sanju Samson 85 and Steve Smith 50 got RR close to the finish but it was Rahul Tewatia who stole the show with consecutive sixes at a crucial juncture of the game.
2. 219 runs- Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings
Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings by chasing down a target of 219 runs with a fantastic knock from Kieron Pollard who contributed with 87 not out in the 2021 season of the Indian Premier League.
3. 215 run- Rajasthan Royals vs Deccan Chargers Hyderabad
Rajasthan Royals chased down 217 runs against the Deccan Charges in a remarkable comeback with incredible knocks from Steve Smith 71 and Yusuf Pathan 61. In the end, they won by three wickets to become the first team in the IPL to chase down a target of 200-plus.
4. 213 runs- Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
The fourth-highest successful run chase belongs to the Lucknow Super Giants who chased down a target of 213 runs to beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The blistering knocks from Marcus Stoinus 65 and Nicholas Pooran 62 off just 19 took the Lucknow Super Giants over the line in a stiff chase.
5. 211 runs- Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings
Lucknow Super Giants take the 5th spot of the list as well, they beat Chennai Super Kings by chasing down a target of 211 with incredible knocks from Quinton de Kock 61, Evin Lewis 55* and KL Rahul 40. The match went down to the wire and they beat CSK by 7 wickets with only three balls remaining in the game.
Top 5 highest successful chases in IPL history
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