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The ICC Cricket World Cup has been filled with memorable chases over the years. Fast forward to the present 2023 edition, and teams need to achieve some of the highest-ever run-chases in World Cups given the skill and power on display.

Top 5 highest successful run chases in ODI World Cups

Here is a look at the top five successful run chases in ODI World Cups.

5. Sri Lanka 313/7 vs Zimbabwe, 1992

Sri Lanka’s successful pursuit of 313 against Zimbabwe in 1992 is the only instance of a 300+ score chased in a World Cup before 2000. Batting first, the Zimbabweans, led by legend Andy Flower’s 115*, hit an excellent 312/4. However, Arjun Ranatunga was at his damaging best, striking 88 off 61 balls to guide the Sri Lankans home with four balls to spare at New Plymouth.

4. Bangladesh 322/3 vs Scotland, 2015

Kyle Coetzer hit a magnificent 156 at Nelson but it wasn’t enough to seal victory for Scotland. Bangladesh, in a crucial game in the context of their 2015 World Cup quarter-final qualification hopes, chased down the 319-run target in an equal measure of professionalism and efficiency.

Tamim Iqbal led the way with 95, before Mahmudullah (62), Mushfiqur Rahim (60), Shakib Al Hasan (52*) and Sabbir Rahman (42*) also made crucial contributions.

3. Bangladesh 322/3 vs West Indies, 2019

Bangladesh again. This time in 2019. Shakib Al Hasan (124* off 99 balls) and Litton Das (94* off 69 balls) made a mockery of West Indies’ 321/8 at Taunton. The two combined for an unbroken 189-run stand in 22.3 overs to seal the chase easily with seven wickets and 51 balls to spare.

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Highest run chases in ODI World Cups: Shakib Al Hasan was superb in 2019.

2. Ireland 329/7 vs England, 2011

One of the most famous World Cup matches of all time. Ireland, chasing 328, were all but gone at 111/5 in the 25th over. However, Kevin O’Brien had other ideas, producing one of the great performances in the history of ODI cricket to catapult the Irish to a famous victory.

He brought up his hundred in 50 balls before finishing with 113 off 63 balls. John Mooney (33 off 30 balls) and Trent Johnston (7 off 4 balls) sealed the chase with five balls to spare to spark jubilant celebrations at Bengaluru.

1. Pakistan 345/4 vs Sri Lanka, 2023

Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama took the Pakistani attack apart to lead Sri Lanka to 344/9. Then, Pakistan were then reduced to 37/2 in 7.2 overs, where the target looked a fair way away.

Then, it was all Pakistan as they pulled off the highest successful chase in men’s World Cups. Abdullah Shafique hit a classy 103-ball 113 on ODI World Cup debut. 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.

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