Speaking about run chases against Australia in the shorter format, three teams find most of the places in the chart – South Africa, India, and New Zealand.
New Zealand, in 2005, is the first team to chase down a 300+ score against Australia in ODIs successfully.
And, South Africa’s historical 438 runs chase is the highest ever for a winning second-innings score.
Now, let’s look into the top 10 successful target chases against Aussies in ODIs:
|South Africa||438||Johannesburg||2006||R Ponting|
|South Africa||372||Durban||2016||D Miller|
|New Zealand||350||Hamilton||2007||M Hayden|
|New Zealand||340||Auckland||2007||R Taylor|
|New Zealand||332||Christchurch||2005||S Styris|
|South Africa||328||Harare||2014||AB de Villiers|
- Coming against the strongest Australian team ever (the 2000s under Ricky Ponting) adds more value to South Africa’s world-record chase.
- In the span of 2 years from 2005 to 2007, New Zealand has three entries in the list, all coming while playing in thier homeland.
- India’s dominance against Australia at home has been established with two entries in the top 2 in Jaipur and Nagpur. It was India’s top three who played the maxim role in both these games. India’s fastest century in ODI came in the Jaipur game.
- Manish Pandey starred Sydney win of India chasing down a target of 330 is the highest run chase by any team against Australia in Australia. You can check the batsmen with the Most Runs and the Highest Average in ODIs against Australia at their home to understand modern-day Indian batsmen’s dominance down under.
- All four teams India, South Africa, England, and New Zealand, have got three successful 300+ ODI run chases against Australia.
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