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TOP 10 Most Daring Run Chases In ODIs
1. South Africa v Australia at Wanderers 2006
Australia scored a record 434 in 50 overs with Ponting’s career-best 164 with 13 boundaries and 9 sixes.
With nothing to lose, South Africa came all guns blazing and chased down the target with 1 wicket and a ball to spare.
MOM Herschelle Gibbs had scored 175 from 111 balls, while Graeme Smith struck 90 from 55 balls.
2. Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne in 2010
Australia had posted 239 on the board after batting first and had Sri Lanka on the ropes at 107/8 at one stage.
But Angelo Mathews and Lasith Malinga had put together a magnificent stand of 132 for the 9th wicket.
With one run required; Muttiah Muralitharan came out and struck a boundary, while Mathews was on 77 off 84.
3. Australia v England at Port Elizabeth in 2003
In 2003 ICC World Cup Andy Bichel had taken 7/20 from 10 overs, to restrict England to a total of 204/8 in 50 overs.
England’s Andy Caddick took the first 4 wickets of the Australia to leave the Ricky Ponting-led team tottering at 135/8.
Again Bichel had put a half-century partnership with Bevan (74*) for the 9th wicket, to guide Australia a 2-wicket victory.
4. India v Sri Lanka at Hobart in 2012
To make it to the CB tri-series finals India was set to chase 321 for victory inside 40 overs with bonus point.
India chased down the mammoth target of 321-run target for three wickets in 36.4 overs against Sri Lanka.
Hero of the match Virat Kohli scored 133 from 86 balls, where he hit 16 boundaries and 2 sixes.
5. New Zealand v Australia at Hamilton in 2007
Chasing Australia’s total of 346 from 50 overs, New Zealand was at 41/4 and in danger at one point of time.
But Craig McMillan helped the Kiwis make a stunning recovery with an innings of 117 from just 96 balls.
Brendon McCullum’s 86* and Mark Gillespie’s cameo of 28 from 15 balls took Kiwis home with 3 balls to spare.
6. Australia v West Indies at Sydney in 1996
In pursuit of West Indies’173 from 43 overs in a rain-curtailed game, Australia was down at 6/38 at one point.
But Bevan, in conjunction with Ian Healy and Paul Reiffel, somehow managed to rescue Australia.
Bevan pulled off a miraculous one-wicket win off the very last ball of the innings, which established himself as finisher.
7. Australia v Bangladesh at Cardiff in 2005
Australia, the No.1 ranked ODI side in the world at the time, had scored 249/5 from their quota of 50 overs.
Bangladesh’s Mohammad Ashraful, who was just 19 years old then, struck a brutal hundred at run-a-ball.
He along with Habibul Bashar, took his team home with 4 balls left, which was one of the biggest upset in ODIs.
8. India v Pakistan at Sharjah in 1986
Austral-Asia Cup final between India and Pakistan at Sharjah in 1986 ranks among the best ODIs of all-time.
Javed Miandad had hit 116 from 114 balls and helped Pakistan chase down a target of 246 from 50 overs.
Needing 4 runs off the final delivery, Miandad struck a six and gave his team one of their most memorable victories.
9. Ireland v England at Bangalore in 2011
In pursuit of England’s 327, Ireland was 111/5 at one point of the innings in 2011 ICC World Cup.
But, Kevin O'Brien added a partnership of 162 with Alex Cusack and helped Ireland win the match.
Kevin O'Brien had hit the fastest hundred in World Cup, which took his team home with 3 wickets and 4 balls to spare.
10. England v India at Lord’s in 2002
In the Natwest Final, chasing England’s total of 325 from 50 overs, India was at 146/5 and on the brink of defeat.
But the duo of Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif played a partnership of 121 for the 6th wicket.
Kaif, however, took the Indians to a famous 2-wicket victory in the final over with support from the lower order.