Chasing runs in the second inning has never been an easy task for any team playing T20 cricket. The majority of the team wants to set the target and bat first without any pressure. However, we have seen great run chases in T20I on numerous occasions. In the second inning, Australia is leading the way for teams chasing the greatest total.

Check out the top five run chases in T20I international matches of all time.

Top 5 Highest Run Chases in T20I Internationals All Time

1. Australia (245/5 vs New Zealand)

Australia is in first place for the highest run chase in the T20I match against New Zealand on February 16 in Auckland. A century (105) off just 54 balls was scored by New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill in the fifth T20 game in the Trans-Tasman Twenty20 Tri-Series. The 132 runs for the first wicket partnership between Guptill and Colin Munro allowed them to set a target of 244 runs. After then, Australian opener David Warner and D’Arcy Short entered the field to begin the chase. They played incredibly well and put together a first-wicket partnership of 121 runs. They were able to reach the highest T20 goal in history thanks to this partnership and Short’s incredible innings.

Top 5 Highest Run Chases in T20I Internationals All Time

2. West Indies (236/6 vs South Africa)

West Indies finishes second to Australia in the highest run chase in a T20 international match against South Africa on January 11, 2015, in Johannesburg. South Africa struggled to get off to a good start while batting first, losing two early wickets. Faf du Plessis, though, scored 119 runs off of just 56 balls to assist Africa to post a total of 231 runs. However, in the second inning, West Indies’ Chris Gayle, a tremendous hitter, smashed 90 runs off 41 balls in his own unique way. Marlon Samuels’ innings of 60 runs enabled them to easily reach their goal.

Top 5 Highest Run Chases in T20I Internationals All Time

3. England (230/8 vs South Africa)

On March 18, 2016, in Mumbai, England is in third place for the biggest run chase in T20 international matches versus South Africa. Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock, who was batting first, got off to a strong start and amassed 96 runs in pairs for the first wicket. J P Duminy also scored an unbroken 54 runs, pushing South Africa over the 200-run threshold and giving England a total of 230 runs. England’s batters played aggressively to start the chase and outplayed the opponents. Joe Root’s 83 runs and the openers’ strong start helped them reach the goal quite quickly.

Top 5 Highest Run Chases in T20I Internationals All Time

4. England (226/5 vs South Africa)

England has set a new record for the biggest run chase in T20Is and is currently ranked fourth. In the T20 international match versus South Africa in Centurion on February 16, 2020, this is their second-highest run chase. First-inning hitters from Africa got off to a strong start, kept the run rate above 10 throughout the inning, and as a result reached a total of 222. They were able to set a lofty goal for England thanks to Heinrich Klaasen’s 66 runs and Temba Bavuma’s 49. The target was reached in 19.1 overs thanks to the strong play of Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, and Eoin Morgan on the opposite side.

Top 5 Highest Run Chases in T20I Internationals All Time

5. Bangladesh (215/5 vs Sri Lanka)

On March 10, 2018, at Colombo (RPS), Bangladesh is ranked fifth for the best run chase in a T20I matchup versus Sri Lanka. Bangladesh chose to bowl after winning the toss, and the opposition was dismissed for 214 runs. The top-order batsmen for Sri Lanka, Kusal Mendis (57 runs) and Kusal Perera (74 runs) enabled them to score more than 200 runs. Bangladesh had a strong start in their second innings, scoring 74 runs for the first wicket. Mushfiqur Rahim then finished the job by scoring 72 runs off of 35 balls. Bangladesh won the game and moved up to the fifth place for the highest chase in T20Is as a result.

Bangladesh (215/5 vs Sri Lanka)

Highest Run Chases in T20I Internationals All Time

Team Score Against Venue Date
Australia 245/5 New Zealand Auckland 16 Feb 2018
West Indies 236/6 South Africa Johannesburg 11 Jan 2015
England 230/8 South Africa Mumbai 18 Mar 2016
England 226/5 South Africa Centurion 16 Feb 2020
Bangladesh 215/5 Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 16 Feb 2020
South Africa 212/3 India Delhi 9 Jun 2022
India 211/4 Sri Lanka Mohali 12 Dec 2009
Australia 211/6 India Mohali 20 Sep 2022
India 209/4 West Indies Hyderabad 6 Dec 2019
Netherlands 209/7 Nepal Kirtipur 20 Apr 2021
South Africa 208/2 West Indies Johannesburg 11 Sep 2007
Qatar 206/7 Kuwait Doha 6 Jul 2019


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