The IPL is one of the most entertaining tournaments in the world. Since the initial season in 2008, this league has witnessed many breath-taking matches. It is an unpredictable game, and any miracle can be seen at any time. The team at the bottom of the points table can defeat the team ranking at the top. Some of the best games are one with a high run chase. Here is a listing of the top 10 run chases in IPL history.
1. Rajasthan Royals Chased 224 Runs against King XI of Punjab
Rajasthan Royals has not been so successful in the recent IPL seasons. But still, they have managed to chase the highest IPL target in IPL 2020. Punjab elevens have scored 224 runs, which was very difficult to chase for the Royals. They chased the unpredicted victory because of the amazing performance by foreign players.
2. Mumbai Indians Chased 219 Runs against CSK
Mumbai Indians is the most successful team in IPL history. The team, under the guidance of Rohit Sharma, has five IPL trophies. The defending champions showed an amazing performance in a match against CSK in IPL 2021. Mumbai Indians chased a target of 219 runs against the strong team of CSK.
3. Rajasthan Royal Chased 215 Runs against Deccan Chargers
This run chase was executed by Rajasthan Royals in 2008 against Deccan Chargers. Andrew Symonds powerful hitting helped DC to score a big total of 215 runs. Rajasthan Royals lost earlier wickets, but the experienced player Mohammad Kaif along with the captain Shane Warne managed to contribute to the partnership, which led to victory for RR.
4. Delhi Capitals Chased 209 Runs against Gujarat Lions
Delhi Capitals has been struggling a lot in the past few years to rank higher in the point table. The team’s performance in the 2017 IPL was not good, but they showed their ability and skills in a match against Gujarat Lions. The young players Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson scored runs rapidly and earned a victory for the team.
5. Kings XI of Punjab Chased 206 Runs against SRH
Punjab has never won the IPL title, but still, they have shown their talent in skills in many matches. The team showed the overall performance to achieve above two hundred scores against the best bowling attack of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Wriddhiman Saha scored a fifty and also other players contributed well in the run chase.
6. Chennai Super Kings Chased 206 Runs against RCB
Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore are the rivalry teams, who always do their best to defeat each other. The CSK team has defeated RCB many times, but the run chase of 206 runs was the best of all. Dhoni showed his powerful batting skills and became the Man of the Match.
7. Chennai Super Kings Chased 206 Runs against RCB
CSK chased 206 runs two times against the same team. The first one was chased in the 2018 IPL, while the other was chased in the 2020 season. The match was unpredictable until the last ball. But the experienced team managed to earn two points by successfully chasing 206 runs.
8. Kings XI of Punjab Chased 206 Runs against CSK
The run chase of 206 runs by Kings XI of Punjab was one of the greatest victories for the team. The chase was successfully achieved because of a powerful hit by the Australian player Glenn Maxwell. He scored a quick 95 runs in just 43 balls.
9. Kolkata Knight Riders Chased 206 Runs against RCB
Royal Challengers Bangalore had to lose many matches because of an inexperienced bowling attack. This time, it was against KKR in 2019. Andre Russell hit large sixes and scored 48 runs in just 13 balls.
10. Chennai Super Kings Chased 203 Runs against RCB
Chennai Super Kings is one of the most successful teams led by MS Dhoni. The team has chased the double century many times in IPL history. The team chased a target of 203 runs against RCB, where Indian players dominated the game.
Every team is filled with great players, which show their class in one or another game.