The IPL is more than a contest; it is also a kind of amusement for cricket fans. In high-scoring matches, this entertainment or delight is increased. This is the reason IPL fans all across the world take this league as a source of entertainment. A successful run chase in IPL shows that a team has strong batting order and can compete with an aggressive batting style. Some of the most successful run chases in IPL history are as follows;
There have been 16 times in the IPL where a team has chased a target of more than 200 runs.
Most Successful Highest Run Chase in IPL All Time
|Rajasthan Royals||226/6||19.3||v Kings XI||Sharjah||27 Sep 2020|
|Mumbai Indians||219/6||20||v Super Kings||Delhi||1 May 2021|
|Rajasthan Royals||217/7||19.5||v Chargers||Hyderabad||24 Apr 2008|
|Delhi Daredevils||214/3||17.3||v Guj Lions||Delhi||4 May 2017|
|Punjab Kings||211/4||18.4||v Sunrisers||Hyderabad||14 May 2014|
|Pune Super Giants||211/4||19.3||v Super Kings||Brabourne||31 Mar 2022|
|Chennai Super Kings||208/5||20||v RCB||Chennai||12 Apr 2012|
|Punjab Kings||208/5||19||v RCB||DY Patil||27 Mar 2022|
|Chennai Super Kings||207/5||19.4||v RCB||Bengaluru||25 Apr 2018|
|Punjab Kings||206/4||18.5||v Super Kings||Abu Dhabi||18 Apr 2014|
1. Rajasthan Royals 226/6 Vs KXIP (2020)
In IPL 2020, Rajasthan Royals Chased the highest target of 224 runs set by Kings XI Punjab. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal scored a brilliant partnership of 100 runs on 53 balls for the first wicket to set the highest target.
In reply, Rajasthan Royals batted superbly and chased the target in 19.3 overs. Sanju Samson led the Royals batting from the front and scored 85 runs on 42 balls. At the end of the match, he was announced as the player of the match.
2. Mumbai Indians 219/6 Vs CSK (2021)
In a league match of IPL 2021, Chennai Super Kings set the target of 219 runs for Mumbai Indians. Ambati Rayudu was the leading run-scorer from Chennai Super Kings who scored 72 runs on 27 balls.
In reply, Kieron Pollard scored an aggressive 87 runs on 34 balls to reach the target in the last over. He was given the player of the match award for his superb knock that resulted in Mumbai’s victory. This is still MI’s highest run chase in IPL history.
3. Rajasthan Royals 217/7 Vs DC (2008)
This was the highest run chase and the first 200+ runs chase in IPL. Deccan Chargers set the target of 215 runs for the Royals. Andrew Symonds led from the front and smashed 117 runs to set a big total for Rajasthan Royals.
In reply, Rajasthan Royals chased down the target on the last ball of the innings. Yusuf Pathan smashed 61 runs on 28 balls and helped the Royals score a total of 217 runs on the last ball of their chase. At the end of the match, Yusuf Pathan was announced as man of the match.
4. Delhi Daredevils 214/3 Vs GL (2017)
Gujrat Lions posted a big total of 208 runs for Delhi Daredevils in a league match of IPL 2017. Dinesh Karthik and Suresh Raina scored big innings of 65 and 77 runs respectively which helped Gujrat Lions to set a big total.
In reply, Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant’s aggressive innings helped Delhi Daredevils to reach the target in the 17th over. At the end of the match, Rishabh Pant was announced as the player of the match for smashing innings of 97 runs.
5. Kings XI Punjab 214/3 Vs SRH (2014)
In IPL 2014, Sunrisers Hyderabad in a match against Kings XI Punjab posted a big total of 205 runs in 20 overs. Naman Ojha was the hero of SRH’s innings who scored 79 runs on 36 balls with a strike rate of 219.
In reply, Kings XI Punjab chased down the target in the 18th over with the help of cracking innings of Wriddhiman Saha and Glenn Maxwell. At the end of the match, Wriddhiman Saha was given the player of the match award for his quick 54 runs on 26 balls.
6. Lucknow Super Giants 211/4 Vs CSK (2022)
Shivam Dube had an outstanding season for CSK in IPL 2022. One of his leading performances was scoring 49 runs in a match against Chennai Super Kings. Hence, Chennai Super Kings posted a big total of 210 runs.
In reply, Evin Lewis batted superbly and helped Lucknow Super Giants chase down the target in the last over. Ewin Lewis, who scored 55 runs on 23 balls, was given the player of the match award.
7. Chennai Super Kings 208/5 Vs RCB (2012)
IPL 2012 was the peak season for Chris Gayle’s IPL career. He scored 68 runs on 35 balls in a high-scoring match against Chennai Super Kings and helped RCB to post a big total of 205 runs.
In reply, Chennai Super Kings chased the target on the last ball. MS Dhoni and Faf Du Plessis were the hero of Chennai’s innings and scored 41 and 71 runs respectively. This was the highest CSK run chase in IPL 2012 season.
8. Punjab Kings 208/5 Vs RCB (2022)
In IPL 2022, Royal Challengers Bangalore posted a big total of 205 runs for Punjab Kings in the league stage of the season. Faf Du Plessis and Virat Kohli were the highest scorers, scoring 88 and 41 runs respectively.
In reply, Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan helped Punjab Kings to reach the target. But Odean Smith won Man of the Match for quick 25 runs on 8 balls.
9. Chennai Super Kings 207/5 Vs RCB (2018)
In IPL 2018, Royal Challengers Bangalore set the target of 205 runs in 20 overs in a match against CSK. AB De Villiers was the leading run-scorer of this match by scoring 68 runs on 30 balls.
In reply, MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu smashed 82 and 70 runs respectively to help CSK achieve the milestone.
10. Kings XI Punjab 206/4 Vs CSK (2014)
In IPL 2014, Chennai Super Kings posted a big total of 206 runs in 20 overs. Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith were the top scorers of the CSK innings. Both scored 67 and 66 runs respectively.
In reply, Kings XI Punjab reached the target in the 19th over. Glenn Maxwell was the hero of the match by scoring 95 runs.
11. Kolkata Knight Riders 206/5 Vs RCB (2019)
In IPL 2019, Kolkata Knight Riders chased down a target of 205 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers were the shining stars for Royal Challengers Bangalore by scoring 84 and 63 runs respectively.
Andres Russell from KKR was given the man of the match award for his quick 48 runs on 13 balls.
12. Royal Challengers Bangalore 204/2 Vs KXIP (2010)
Ravi Bopara is regarded as an underrated player, however, he excelled in an IPL game against Kings XI Punjab in 2010. As an opener, he scored 77 runs on 50 balls and helped KXIP to set the target of 204 runs for RCB.
In reply, RCB batting, led by Jacques Kallis performed very well and chased down the target in the 19th over of the innings. Jacques Kallis scored 89* runs on 55 balls and was given the player of the match award.
13. Kings XI Punjab 204/2 Vs KKR (2010)
In IPL 2010, Kings XI Punjab chased the target of 201 runs set by Kolkata Knight Riders. Chris Gayle and Manoj Tiwary helped KKR to set the target of 201 runs in 20 overs.
In reply, an outstanding century from Mahela Jayawardene helped Punjab Kings to chase the in18th over.
14. Sunrisers Hyderabad 201/5 Vs RR (2019)
In IPL 2019, Sunrisers Hyderabad chased down the target of 199 set by Rajasthan Royals. Royals batted first and scored 198 runs due to the century of Sanju Samson who scored 102 runs on 55 balls.
In reply, an aggressive batting from David Warner helped Sunrisers to achieve this target easily.
15. Kolkata Knight Riders 200/7 Vs KXIP (2014)
The final of IPL 2014 was one of the most thrilling contests in IPL history when Kings XI Punjab posted a big total of 199 runs in 20 overs for Kolkata Knight Riders. Manan Vohra and Wriddhiman Saha were the shining stars from Kings XI Punjab who scored 67 and 115 runs respectively.
In reply, Kolkata Knight Riders chased the target in the last over. Manish Pandey’s superb Knock helped KKR to be on the IPL winner list for the second time. This is still the highest ever successful run chase in the IPL final.
Which Team Chased the Most 200+ Runs in IPL?
Punjab Kings holds the record for most 200 runs chased in IPL. They chase 200+ runs against 4 different teams which include CSK, SRH, RCB, and KKR.
|Team||No. of time Chase 200|
|Chennai Super Kings||3|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||2|
|Pune Super Giants||1|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||1|