India vs England: How India fares in 300-plus chases

Among run-chase records in World Cups, Ireland’s 329/7 chasing 328 against England in Bengaluru in 2011 tops the list.

India will have to depend on a good start by Rohit Sharma and K.L. Rahul up the order.   -  FILE PHOTO/AP

India need not look too deep into the 338-run target set by England in the World Cup 2019 match in Birmingham on Sunday. The Indian cricket team has successfully chased down 300-plus totals on 18 occassions in ODI cricket. It has lost nine and one was a tie.

Till date, India’s best ODI run-chase remains 362/1 against Australia in Jaipur in 2013. Rohit Sharma (141*) and Virat Kohli (100*) starred in that victory.

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Among run-chase records in World Cups, Ireland’s 329/7 — chasing 328 against England in Bengaluru — in 2011 tops the list.

Best run-chases in World Cups

Ireland 329/7 against England in 2011

Bangladesh 322/3 against West Indies in 2019

Bangladesh 322/4 against Scotland in 2015

Sri Lanka 313/7 against Zimbabwe in 1992

Sri Lanka 312/1 against England in 2015

Ireland 307/4 against Netherlands in 2011

Ireland 307/6 against West Indies in 2015

England 301/9 against West Indies in 2007

South Africa 300/7 against India in 2011

 

India has beaten England thrice while chasing 300-plus totals. Two years ago in the bilateral series at home, it chased down 351, eventually ending at 356/7, in Pune.

In the Sourav Ganguly era, it outclassed England in the Natwest Trophy final in 2002 by chasing 326 successfully.

In 2011 in Mohali, India chased down 299, ending at 300/5 against the Alastair Cook-led England.

In World Cup 2011, India set England a target of 339 in Bengaluru. The match was tied, courtesy the then England captain, Andrew Strauss, who hammered 158 off 145 balls.

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