Highest one day score in chasing victory target

Australia recorded the highest one day score of 330 for 7 wickets in chasing a victory target of 326 for 3 wickets set by South Africa in the 6th One Day International between the two countries played at Port Elizabeth on 06/04/2002. This was South Africa’s highest one day score against Australia.

The previous record for a successful run chase by a side batting second was 316, achieved by India against Pakistan in Dhaka in 1997-98 and Australia themselves against Pakistan in Lahore in 1998-99.

In the Singer Trophy match between Sri Lanka and West Indies at Sharjah on 16/10/1995, Sri Lanka chasing a victory target of 333 for 7 wickets in 50 overs, were bundled out for 329 in 49.3 overs, thus losing the match by 4 runs. Sri Lanka was led by Arjuna Ranatunge and West indies by Ritchie Richardson.

Chief scores of the match are:

West Indies 333 for 7 wickets: - B. Lara 169, S. Chanderpaul 62 not out, P. Simmons 30, R. Richardson 29, P. Wickremasinghe 2/53, C. Hathurusinghe 2/67, K. Dharmasena 1/72, M. Muralitharan 1/51.

Sri Lanka 329 all out in 49.3 overs: R. Mahanama 76, Aravinda de Silva 20, R. Kaluwitharana 31, Hashan Tillekeratne 100, C. Hathurusinghe 45, K. Dharmasena 24, A. Cummings 2/61, O. Gibson 2/74, I. Bishop 1/63, R. Harper 1/38, P. Simmons 1/53.

The Man of the Match was Brian Lara. The highest match aggregate of 662 runs in One Day Internationals was also recorded in this match.

Maurice Goonesekera.