Top 5 Record-Breaking IPL Run Chases

The IPL, India’s biggest cricket event, is always full of excitement for cricket enthusiasts everywhere. What makes it special is the fierce competition, especially when teams have to chase down high scores, like totals of 200 or more. Let’s take a look at the teams that have achieved the highest run chases in the IPL.

5. Mumbai Indians

In the 2023 IPL season, Mumbai Indians impressed cricket fans with an incredible chase against Punjab Kings at Mohali. Against the odds, they successfully chased down Punjab’s target of 215 runs with only one ball remaining. Despite the absence of Pollard, Ishan Kishan, Surya Kumar Yadav, and Tilak Verma’s powerful sixes played a pivotal role in their victory.

Team Score Target Opposition Date
MI 216/4 215 Punjab Kings 03-05-2023

4. Sunrises Hyderabad

On Sunday, Sunrisers Hyderabad once again followed their pattern of successfully pursuing Rajasthan Royals’ score of 214 for two. They accomplished this on the final ball of the innings, marking it as the third-highest successful chase. Notably, this was Sunrisers’ initial instance of chasing a target exceeding 200 runs.

Team Score Target Opposition Date
SRH 217/6 215 Rajasthan Royals 07-05-2023

3. Rajasthan Royals

In the first-ever IPL season back in 2008, the Rajasthan Royals demonstrated remarkable determination by winning the championship. They faced the Deccan Chargers in a thrilling match where they successfully chased down a target of 215 runs. Yusuf Pathan played a crucial role, smashing 61 runs off just 28 deliveries, with valuable support from Mohammad Kaif. Captain Shane Warne sealed the victory with an unbeaten 22 runs off 9 balls.

Team Score Target Opposition Date
RR 217/7 215 Deccan Charges 24-04-2008

2. Mumbai Indians

During IPL 2023, Mumbai Indians won two games in a row by chasing down scores of 213 and 215, becoming the first team in the tournament to win back-to-back matches with totals higher than 200.

Team Score Target Opposition Date
MI 217/6 215 Rajasthan Royals 07-05-2023

1. Rajasthan Royals

In the Indian Premier League history, Rajasthan Royals made a memorable mark during the 2020 season by achieving the highest successful run chase against Punjab Kings. This remarkable feat took place at the Sharjah Stadium, where Rajasthan Royals managed to surpass Punjab’s challenging target of 224 runs. The match was highlighted by an extraordinary performance from Rahul Tewatia, who smashed five sixes against Sheldon Cottrell. Notable contributions came from Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul for Punjab, with Agarwal scoring a century and Rahul adding 70 runs. Rajasthan’s response was anchored by captain Smith’s fifty and Sanju Samson’s impressive 85 runs. Tewatia’s heroic effort ultimately secured the victory for Rajasthan Royals in a thrilling encounter.

Team Score Target Opposition Date
RR 226/6 224 Punjab Kings 27-09-2020

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