In a thrilling match against Sri Lanka at India’s Rajiv Gandhi Stadium International in Hyderabad on a Tuesday, the Green Shirts accomplished a remarkable feat by successfully chasing down a daunting target of 345 runs.
This incredible achievement has now etched their name in the annals of World Cup history as they secured the highest run-chase record in the tournament’s history.
During their second appearance in this mega event, the Men in Green faced early setbacks when their skipper, Babar Azam, and opener Imam-ul-Haq departed early. However, the team exhibited remarkable resilience and determination as they pursued their target. The heroics of Mohammad Rizwan and Abdullah Shafique, who both scored centuries, played a pivotal role in anchoring the innings and guiding their team to a historic victory.
This stunning run chase surpasses the previous highest chase of 329 runs, achieved by Ireland against England. In the past 12 editions of the ODI World Cup, instances of chases exceeding 300 runs have been exceedingly rare. Notably, England came agonizingly close to joining this elite list during the 2011 World Cup, narrowly missing out in a tied match against India when they managed to score 338/8 in the second innings