7 highest successful run chases in the history of Test cricket

Highest succesfull chases

In Test match Cricket, second innings successful chases are always a dream way to win the match. If it was a high scoring chase then it adds more drama in it and specifically if a target is more than 350 it makes it more exciting for the fans of both sides. Some Cricket fans always have a question on whether the test format of the game is needed but this kind of finish to a test match always proves the fact that test cricket is the best format of the game. Here are the top 7 highest successful run chases in the test match history


7. India vs England (2008)

In this match, India chased down the target of 387 runs at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Sachin Tendulkar was the top scorer for the Indian team in the second innings remaining unbeaten on 103.


6. Srilanka vs Zimbabwe (2017)

In this match Srilanka chased down the target of 388 comfortably with the help of all players in the team. Niroshan Dickwella and Asera Gunaratne were the top contributors for Srilanka in this chase.


5. West Indies vs Bangladesh (2021)

In this match the West Indies team chased down the target of 395 comfortably as they won by 3 wickets. Kyle Mayers scored a magnificent double century as he scored unbeaten 201 runs to take West Indies home.


4. India vs West Indies (1976)

In this match, team India successfully chased down a target of 403 against the mighty West Indies side. Gundappa Viswanath and Sunil Gavaskar scored a century each to take India home in this mighty chase.


3. Australia vs England (1948)

In this match England set a mighty target of 404 in the second innings. In response Australian batters Donald Bradman and Arthur Morris scored a hundred each and made this mighty chase look easy.


2. South Africa vs Australia (2008)

In this match the proteas side chased down the target of 414 runs as they won that match by 6 wickets. Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers scored a century each to take South Africa home.


1. West Indies vs Australia (2003)

This was the highest successful target chased down in the history of test cricket. West Indies chased down 418 runs as they won the match by 3 wickets. Ramnaresh Sarwan and Shivnarine Chanderpaul scored a century each to help West Indies chase this target.


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