Scoring a century in an ODI requires a mix of patience and aggression, a batsman has to pace the inning according to the needs of the team. In case of a tricky wicket, a batsman has to play cautiously at the beginning of the innings and in case his team is chasing a big total he has to go after the bowling from the word go.
Scoring a century while chasing a total is even more special as that requires brilliance from a batsman under pressure. There have been some batsmen in world cricket who have thrived under pressure, here is the list of five batsmen with most centuries in successful ODI chases.
#5 Saeed Anwar (9)
One of the finest ODI batsmen produced by Pakistan, Saeed Anwar was a delight to watch when in full flow. He played many sublime innings for his country in ODI's. He had the ability to play almost every shot in the book that too with supreme elegance.
His ODI record is outstanding, he scored 8824 runs at an average of 39.21. He scored 20 ODI centuries out of which 9 were scored in successful run chases which speaks volumes about his temperament as a batsman.
#4 Sanath Jayasuriya (9)
A hard-hitting batsman who terrorized many bowlers during the '90s, Jayasuriya is one of the best ODI cricketers Sri Lanka has produced till date. He had a major impact on the Sri Lankan cricket with many youngsters still following his style of play. Jayasuriya was instrumental in achieving the biggest prize of Sri Lankan cricket till date- 1996 World Cup.
Jayasuriya scored a mammoth 13 thousand plus runs in ODI's. He scored 28 ODI centuries out of which 9 were scored in successful run chases which is an ample proof that Jayasuriya was a true match-winner.