Top 10: Highest Successful Run Chases in T20Is

T20 is an exciting format, and one of the reasons that make it enthralling is because the number of close finishes is high. Moreover, it brings with it high octane thrilling run chases. This has made the T20 game the most sought format in cricket across the globe and allowed the apex board ICC to expand it further.

Over the years, teams have mastered the art of chasing huge totals thanks to the exploits in the shortest format of the game. The number of 200 plus successful run chases has increased considerably in the last decade, which has enhanced the format’s unpredictability factor even further.

There have been many impactful run-chases in the short history of the T20 international format since its inception to date.

We will look at the top 10 successful run-chases by teams in the shortest format of the game.

Highest Successful Run Chases in T20Is

TeamScoreTarget to WinAgainstVenueDate
South Africa259/4259West IndiesCenturion26 Mar 2023
Australia245/5244New ZealandAuckland16 Feb 2018
Bulgaria246/4243SerbiaSofia26 Jun 2022
West Indies236/6232South AfricaJohannesburg11 Jan 2015
England230/8230South AfricaWankhede18 Mar 2016
Bulgaria229/4226SerbiaSofia24 Jun 2022
England226/5223South AfricaCenturion16 Feb 2020
England226/3223West IndiesSt George’s16 Dec 2023
Australia225/5223IndiaGuwahati28 Nov 2023
Bangladesh215/5215Sri LankaColombo (RPS)10 Mar 2018

Key highlights from the above stats

As many as 8 different teams have made it to the top-10 highest successful run-chases list in T20 internationals, while 6 different teams have been on the losing end.

259/4 achieved by South Africa against the West Indies at Centurion in 2023 is the highest ever successful run chase T20 internationals. Moreover, 517 runs scored in the game is the highest aggregate in the shortest format as far as internationals are concerned.

230/8 scored by England against South Africa in a Super 10 stage game of the World Cup 2016 at Mumbai is the 4th highest run chase in T20I history and the highest ever in the mega event. The same sides found a place yet again in the list as England once again successfully chased 226 against the Proteas, this time at Centurion, 4 years later.

Bulgaria, a non-Test-playing nation, is the only team to have made this list. They made to the list by chasing a mammoth total two times in a 4-match series against Serbia.

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South Africa have been on the receiving end thrice. Sri Lanka and Serbia comes in next, having entered the list twice.


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