The last three ODI World Cup Finals have been won by the chasing side.
With the India vs Australia final in the Cricket World Cup 2023 underway, fans might be wondering what the highest run chase is in a World Cup final. Well, coincidentally, India was also involved in the highest successful chase in the past 12 editions of the ODI World Cup Finals.
|1996||242 runs set by Australia||Sri Lanka by 7 wickets|
|1999||133 runs set by Pakistan||Australia by 8 wickets|
|2011||275 runs set by Sri Lanka||India by 6 wickets|
|2015||184 runs set by New Zealand||Australia won by 7 wickets|
|2019||241 runs set by New Zealand||England win in Super Over|
What is the highest successful run chase in the World Cup Final?
The highest successful run chase in a World Cup Final came in the 2011 World Cup Final between India and Sri Lanka. The match saw the Lankans bat first and set up a target of 275 to win. The Men in Blue managed to chase down the target in 48.2 overs with 6 wickets still in hand.
How many successful run chases have happened in the World Cup Finals?
Out of the past 12 editions of the ODI World Cup, only five times has a team won the final while chasing. Out of these 5 highest-run chases, only three have chased down a total of 200 or above.
What is the highest run chase by India in a World Cup Final?
India holds the record for the highest successful run chase in the ODI World Cup Finals. To this day, the Men in Blue remain the only team to chase down a target of 250 or above in a World Cup Final.