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Top 5 Most Successful Run Chases In The History of IPL

Top 5 Most Successful Run Chases In The History of IPL

The Indian Premier League (IPL) stands as the pinnacle of cricket leagues globally, renowned for its unparalleled quality and competitiveness. Throughout its history, the IPL has witnessed remarkable displays of skill and determination, particularly in the realm of high-stakes run chases.

Numerous teams have conquered 200-plus totals, only three instances exist where targets of 220 or more were successfully chased down, with a solitary feat of chasing a target exceeding 250. This rarity underscores the enormity of the achievements in IPL history. As we delve into the top five highest successful run-chases, it becomes evident that these moments encapsulate the essence of thrilling cricketing spectacles.

Where teams defied the odds and etched their names in the annals of IPL folklore. The Indian Premier League stands as a colossus in the world of cricket, a stage where the finest talents converge to showcase their prowess. Within its ambit lie records of monumental feats, including awe-inspiring run chases that have left an indelible mark on the cricketing landscape.

Here is the list of the top 5 successful run chases

Delving into the annals of IPL lore, we unearth the top five highest successful run chases that have left fans spellbound with their audacity and brilliance.

5. Rajasthan Royals – 217/7 vs Deccan Chargers in 2008

Rajasthan Royals emerge as stalwarts in the realm of successful run chases, with three entries in the illustrious top five. Their journey began in the inaugural season of 2008, where they scripted a historic chase against Deccan Chargers.

In the initial innings, Deccan Chargers posted a formidable total of 214/5 thanks to an outstanding century by Andrew Symonds (117* off 53), followed by a dynamic batting performance from Graeme Smith (71 off 45) and Yusuf Pathan (61 off 28) in the chase, enabling RR to achieve victory by reaching 217/7 in 19.5 overs.

4. Mumbai Indians – 219/6 vs Chennai Super Kings in 2021

In 2021, Mumbai Indians orchestrated a breathtaking chase against Chennai Super Kings, epitomizing the essence of resilience and determination in the face of a formidable target.

Mumbai Indians achieved their highest successful run-chase against Chennai Super Kings. Initially, CSK set a target of 218/4 with notable half-centuries from Faf du Plessis (50 off 28), Moeen Ali (58 off 36), and Ambati Rayudu (72* off 27). Despite being at 84/3 in 11 overs during their chase, Mumbai Indians witnessed a remarkable turnaround led by Kieron Pollard, who scored an unbeaten 87 off 34 balls. Eventually, MI reached 219/6 and emerged victorious.

3. Rajasthan Royals – 224/8 vs Kolkata Knight Riders in 2024

The year 2024 witnessed a spectacle at the Eden Gardens, as Rajasthan Royals, led by the indomitable Jos Buttler, mounted a sensational comeback against Kolkata Knight Riders, etching their name in the annals of cricketing history.

KKR set a formidable target of 223/6, highlighted by Sunil Narine’s maiden IPL century, as he scored 109 off 56 balls. Facing a challenging situation with RR needing 96 runs off the last six overs, Buttler delivered a spectacular unbeaten innings, scoring 107 runs from 60 balls. His remarkable effort propelled RR to 224/8, resulting in a historic victory.

2. Rajasthan Royals – 226/6 vs Kings XI Punjab in 2020

In 2020, Rajasthan Royals embarked on a journey of redemption against Kings XI Punjab, now Punjab Kings, in a riveting encounter that showcased the essence of grit and determination.

In Punjab’s first innings, Mayank Agarwal played a brilliant innings, scoring 106 runs off 50 balls, contributing to their total of 223/2. Chasing the target of 224, RR received a strong start from their captain, Steve Smith, who scored 50 runs off 27 balls. Sanju Samson and Rahul Tewatia both scored half-centuries, with Samson making 85 off 42 balls and Tewatia contributing 53 off 31 balls.

RR successfully reached the target, finishing at 226/6 in 19.3 overs to secure the victory. This match is particularly remembered for Tewatia’s impressive turnaround after struggling in the initial 10-12 deliveries he faced.

1. Punjab Kings – 262/2 vs Kolkata Knight Riders in 2024

However, the pinnacle of successful run chases was reached by Punjab Kings in 2024, as they mounted a monumental pursuit against Kolkata Knight Riders, transcending the boundaries of conventional cricketing wisdom.

Punjab Kings hold the record for the highest successful run chase in the tournament’s history, achieved against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens during IPL 2024. This feat occurred in the 42nd game of the tournament, where KKR set a formidable target of 261/2, led by significant contributions from Phil Salt (75 off 37) and Sunil Narine (71 off 32).

Despite KKR’s imposing total, Punjab Kings emerged victorious, reaching 262/2 in 18.4 overs, winning by 8 runs with 8 balls to spare. Jonny Bairstow played a remarkable innings, scoring an unbeaten century with 108* off 48 balls. Additionally, Prabhsimran Singh (54 off 20) and Shashank Singh (68* off 28) also played outstanding innings, contributing blistering half-centuries to the game.

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