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List of highest run chases by Pakistan in ODIs

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Pakistan have successfully chased 300+ on ten occasions in One Day Internationals (ODIs). The last time they achieved the feat was a thrilling one-wicket win over Afghanistan in August 2023.

When it comes to their highest in history, which game tops the list? Here is a look at Pakistan’s top five highest run chases in ODIs.

Top 6 highest run chases by Pakistan in ODIs

6. 319/7 vs India, Ahmedabad, 2005

Each of Pakistan’s top five made a 40+ score, with Inzamam-ul-Haq starring with an unbeaten 59-ball 60* to guide his team home against India. Before that, the decision to send Shahid Afridi to open worked wonders, with the all-rounder slamming a 23-ball 40 to get the big chase off to a rolicking start.

For India, the great Sachin Tendulkar top-scored with 123 off 130 balls, but ultimately India’s 315 was not enough against a talented Pakistani lineup.

5. 322/6 vs India, Mohali, 2007

India again. This time in 2007. Legend Younis Khan led the way with 117 off 110 balls to help run down India’s 321/9 with one to spare. Once again, Shahid Afridi (29* off 14 balls) made a big contribution, while Misbah-ul-Haq also delivered nicely with 49 off 44 balls against an Indian attack that featured Zaheer Khan, Irfan Pathan and Harbhajan Singh.

4. 329/7 vs Bangladesh, Mirpur, 2014

One of the most thrilling games in Asia Cup history. Bangladesh, on the back off some excellent batting and horrible Pakistani bowling and fielding, struck their highest ODI total at the time (326/3). Pakistan, despite the efforts of openers Ahmed Shehzad (103 off 123 balls) and Mohammad Hafeez (52 off 55 balls), found themselves in trouble at 225/5 in the 42nd over.

However, Shahid Afridi stepped up once again. He took down Bangladesh’s attack in a scintillating 59 off 25 balls, preying on the nerves of the hosts who were enduring a horror year in 2014. In the end, Pakistan snuck home with one ball to spare in a thriller.

3. 337/3 vs New Zealand, Rawalpindi, 2023

It may have been an inexperienced New Zealand attack, but Fakhar Zaman put on quite the show. His 180* off 144 balls helped make light work of the 337-run target, helping Pakistan to a 2-0 lead in the five-match series against the Black Caps in April 2023.

Fakhar was well supported by the solid Babar Azam (65 off 66 balls) and Mohammad Rizwan (54* off 41 balls). The Pakistanis went on to win that series 4-1.

2. 345/4 vs Sri Lanka, Hyderabad, 2023

Pakistan were in trouble in their 2023 World Cup match against Sri Lanka. Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama took the Pakistani attack apart to lead the Lions to 344/9, after which Pakistan were then reduced to 37/2 in 7.2 overs.

Then, it was all Pakistan as they pulled off the highest successful chase in men’s World Cups. Abdullah Shafique, who came into the XI in place of Fakhar Zaman, hit a classy 103-ball 113. But, the man of the match was the ever-reliable Mohammed Rizwan, who overcame cramp to lead his team home with a superb 131* off 121 balls.

1. 349/4 vs Australia, Lahore, 2022

Babar Azam (114 off 83 balls) and Imam-ul-Haq (106 off 97 balls) orchestrated a clinical takedown of Australia in the second ODI of their 2022 series. The Pakistanis, after losing the first ODI, conceded 348/8 at Lahore courtesy of solid contributions right down the Australian lineup.

However, the total was not enough. Imam, along with Fakhar Zaman, raced to 118/0 within 19 overs, setting the perfect platform for Babar. The skipper and Imam then put on 111 runs in 15.2 to break the chase open, and they never looked back.

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