Highest successful run chases in all the three formats of the game
Back in the day, the basic tenet that teams around the world followed was to bat first and put runs on the board. The first five World Cup finals bore testimony to the aforementioned fact where each time the side batting first won. However, with the pitches being flattened around the world, the belligerent Sri Lankans buoyed by Sanath Jayasuriya and Kaluwitharana at the top changed that notion in 1996 when they chased in the finals and were crowned World Champions.
However, one person that helped shatter that notion forever was Australia's Michael Bevan. Bevan, blessed with an astute game sense and an overwhelming self-confidence pulled out some of the most breathtaking chases, none more special than his New Year heist of 1996 against the West Indies. Bevan was the chief custodian in changing the notion towards chasing in the cricketing world and come the 21st century, we have witnessed teams transcending the levels of what can be achieved while chasing, the highest chase across all formats achieved this millennium bores a testimony to it. As Australia set the new benchmark of the highest ever scores chased in a T20I against New Zealand at Eden Park, here's a look at the highest successful run chases in all the three formats till date: