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Top 5 highest successful ODI chases by India

Krish Sripada
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356/7 against England, Pune, 2017

Kohli and Kedar Jadhav both scored centuries in the chase (Image Courtesy: newzbaba)

It could be called India’s best chase at home, largely because England had a better bowling attack than the Australian side against whom India had chased down 362, comprising of four seamers and two good spinners. England posted 350 thanks to a 40-ball 62 from Ben Stokes.

In reply, India were 24 for 2 in the sixth over and 63 for 4 in the 12th over, having lost their openers along with Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh. India found an unlikely hero in Kedar Jadhav, who scored the sixth-fastest ODI century by an Indian.

He added 200 runs for the fifth wicket with Virat Kohli and those runs came off just 147 balls, easing the pressure for the lower order that finished off the match. It was heartening to note that, when Kohli – who scored a sublime 122 off just 105 balls, was dismissed uncharacteristically, India still needed 88 runs to win.

First, Kedar, who eventually scored a 76-ball 120, and then Hardik Pandya, who scored an unbeaten 40*, managed to finish off the game to prevent a heartbreak. India amassed 356 for 7 with 11 balls still to spare!

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