Test Cricket: Top Five Highest Successful Run Chases

We know that Cricket is the game of unpredictability and here are some instances where the teams chased down the highest targets in Test format.

5. West Indies chased down a massive 395 runs vs Bangladesh in Chattogram

The Debutant Mayers was the hero of that match where he scored unbeaten 210 after coming at a crucial stage and made a partnership of 216 with Nkrumah Bonner to change the result of the match.

It was also the highest successful run chase in Asia and Mayers also achieved a big feat, he registered his name in the record book when he became the sixth player to make a double century on Test debut.

4. Australia chased down a huge target of 404 against England in Leeds

The Australia’s legend player Don Bradman scored 173 not-out to take Australia 3-0 against England and win the iconic Ashes.

Arthur Morris also scored 182 runs and made a partnership of 301 for the second wicket with Don Bradman to win the Test match comfortably by seven wickets.

3. India chased down their highest total of 406 runs against West Indies

Gundappa Viswanath scored 112 runs along with Sunil Gavaskar who scored 102 took Indian to chase down their highest totals until today, India stood over 100 overs and took on West Indies spin easily and won the match.

2. South Africa chased down 414 against Australia with six wickets in hand

AB De Villiers, Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis they all made it happen as Smith and De Villiers scored centuries each and Amla and Kallis contributed with fifties to chase down an enormous target of 414 against might Australia.

1.West Indies chased down an enormous target of 415 against might Australia

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Ram Naresh Sarwan and Shivnarine Chandrapaul both scored splendid centuries and Brian Lara helped the side with 60 on the fifth day but Omari Banks and Vasbert Draked both killed the game and registered the win by chasing the highest total and is still the greatest run chase in Test Cricket History. 

Do you think Indian can top the list today by chasing down a humongous target of 420 given by England?

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