Highest Run Chase in IPL: Run Feast for Cricket Enthusiasts

The Indian Premier League (IPL) provides unlimited entertainment to cricket fans, especially when the matches are high-scoring and the IPL Betting will also be in full swing for these matches. The Rajasthan Royals team holds the record for the highest successful chase, scoring 226 runs while chasing 224 against Kings XI Punjab. Cricket fans are expecting more of such high-scoring matches in the upcoming IPL 2024 season. 

Highest Run Chase in IPL History

            The following is a list of top 5 highest successful run chases in IPL history: 

Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab – 2020 – Target 224

  • Rajasthan Royals (RR) chased down a massive 224 runs easily by four wickets against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on 27th September, 2020.
  • Batting first, KXIP scored 223 runs thanks to a brilliant century by Mayank Agarwal and a half-century by KL Rahul.
  • In what seemed to be a tough target to chase, RR chased down the total with three balls to spare and with four wickets in hand. Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, and Rahul Tewatia all scored impressive half-centuries to take their team over the line.
  • Sanju Samson, for his quickfire 85 runs, was named the player of the match. He scored 85 runs in just 42 balls, an innings that consisted of 7 sixes and 4 fours.

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings – 2021 – Target 219

  • In what turned out to be a thrilling cricket match, the Mumbai Indians (MI) chased down a big 219 target against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on 1st May, 2021.
  • Batting first, CSK scored 218 runs, as Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, and Ambati Rayudu scored quickfire half-centuries.
  • Chasing 219, the MI team was struggling, and then Kieron Pollard decided to put his foot on the accelerator, scoring an unbeaten 87 runs from just 34 balls. MI won the match on the last ball, as Kieron Pollard took two runs.
  • Kieron Pollard, for his unbeaten 87 runs and two wickets, was named the player of the match. 

Rajasthan Royals vs Deccan Chargers – 2008 – Target 215

  • Rajasthan Royals (RR) chased down 215 runs with one ball to spare against the Deccan Chargers (DC) on 24th April, 2008.
  • Batting first, DC scored 214 runs thanks to a brilliant century by Andrew Symonds.
  • Chasing 215 runs, RR lost a quick wicket, but a partnership between Graeme Smith and Yusuf Pathan brought the team back on track. Both the batters scored amazing half-centuries, and later Mohammad Kaif and Shane Warne played cameos to take RR over the line.
  • Yusuf Pathan, for his 61 runs and two wickets, was named the player of the match. 

Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings – 2023 – Target 215

  • Mumbai Indians (MI) batters were at their absolute best when they chased down 215 runs against the Punjab Kings (PBKS) on 3rd May, 2023.
  • Batting first, PBKS scored 214 runs, as Liam Livingstone went berserk, scoring 82 runs in just 42 balls. Jitesh Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan played a perfect supporting role, ensuring that the PBKS scored 214 runs.
  • In reply, MI got off to the worst possible start, losing Rohit Sharma for zero. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav put on a show, with both batters scoring blistering half-centuries. MI eventually won the match with seven balls to spare.
  • Ishan Kishan, for his 75 runs from 41 balls, was named the player of the match. 

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals – 2023 – Target 215

  • Rajasthan Royals (RR) batters did not hold back when they took on the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) team on 7th May, 2023. Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, and Sanju Samson made batting look easy, as RR scored 214 runs.
  • Batting second, SRH began the chase confidently, with the top four batters making handy contributions. Glenn Phillips and Abdul Samad scored quick runs to take SRH over the line off the last ball.
  • Glenn Phillips, for his impactful knock, was named the player of the match.

Probable Teams to Score the Highest Totals in the IPL 2024

The following is a list of teams that could score the highest totals in the IPL 2024 season:

  • Mumbai Indians
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Chennai Super Kings
  • Delhi Capitals
  • Lucknow Super Giants 

Concluding Thoughts

The IPL has produced some close matches over the years, and none are more entertaining than the high-scoring ones. Cricket fans are glued to their seats when high-scoring thrillers take place, and they will be hoping for more in the upcoming IPL season in 2024.

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