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.
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.
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.