T20I cricket is the most entertaining format of the game. In just three hours, fans get to witness some thrilling cricket, which proves to be a memorable experience. The batters entertain the fans with their big-hitting abilities, whereas the bowlers surprise the cricket universe with their innovation.
While a few bowlers have managed to dominate the shortest format of the game, the batters have the upper hand in a majority of the matches. In this article now, we will look at the top five highest successful run-chases in T20I cricket history:
1. Highest successful run-chase in T20I cricket history: South Africa – 259/4 vs. West Indies
South Africa set a new world record for the highest successful run-chase earlier today in Centurion. The Proteas chased down a mammoth target of 259 runs, riding on a ton from Quinton de Kock.
2. Highest successful run-chase by a non-Test playing nation in T20I cricket: Bulgaria – 246/4 vs. Serbia
European cricket has gained enormous popularity over the last three years. In 2022, Bulgaria scored 246/4 in 19.4 overs against Serbia and completed a successful chase.
3. Australia – 245/5 vs. New Zealand
Australia pulled off one of the most memorable run-chases in T20Is on February 16, 2018 against New Zealand. They scored 245/5 in just 18.5 overs to win the game.
4. West Indies – 236/6 vs. South Africa
South Africa produces many high-scoring matches. Back in January 2015, the West Indies team pulled off a successful chase by scoring 236/6 in 19.2 overs against the Proteas.
5. England – 230/8 vs. South Africa
England own the record for the highest successful run-chase in T20 World Cup history. The English team scored 230/8 in a match against South Africa during the 2016 edition of the mega event, completing a successful run-chase in 19.4 overs on the batting paradise at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.