Chasing targets can turn out to be a tough job, if the target is high. A high score during chaseends up being significantly helpful while chasing targets. We will now look at the highestindividual ODI scores by Indian batsmen while chasing.
1. Sachin Tendulkar (2004)
India toured Pakistan for a five-match ODI series, and won the first game. In the second game, Pakistan batted first, and scored 329. While chasing it, most of the Indian batsmen failed. Sachin Tendulkar played a lone hand in the chase. He scored a century, but the next highest contributor for the total was the extras. India lost the game by 12 runs. Sachin Tendulkar scored 141 runs in this match.
2. Rohit Sharma (2013)
This game was the second match of the Australia tour of India, seven-match ODI series. This series established the start of the dominance of the trio of Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma ,and Virat Kohli in Indian batting. Australia scored 359 in this game, batting first. During thechase, Rohit Sharma, first had a 176-run opening partnership with Shikhar Dhawan, then anunbeaten 186-run partnership with Virat Kohli, as India won the game comfortably. Rohit Sharma scored 141 not out in this match.
3. Sachin Tendulkar (1998)
This was the final league stage game, in a triangular series between India, Australia, andNew Zealand. Australia batted first, and scored 284. Due to rain interruptions, India had atarget of 276, to chase in 46 overs. That didn’t materialize, as Sachin had yet anotherinnings, where he was the only one contributing, with everyone around him falling like flies.He made a century, and the next highest score was 35. India lost the match. Sachin Tendulkar scored 143 runs in this match.
4. Rohit Sharma (2015)
This game was the first match in the, five-match ODI series of the South Africa tour of India. South Africa batted first, and scored 303. The game was a pretty close one, as India managed to score 298, thanks to Rohit Sharma’s century. Rohit Sharma scored 150 runs in this match.
5. Gautam Gambhir (2009)
Gautam Gambhir was a top-order batsman of the Indian team, who played in the 2000s andearly 2010s. This game was the fourth ODI in the five-match series on the Sri Lanka tour ofIndia. Sri Lanka batted first and made a massive total of 315. In response to that, however ,India chased it quite quickly due to a maiden ODI century by Virat Kohli, and a bigger century by Gautam Gambhir. India chased the target successfully. Gautam Gambhir scored150 not out in this match.
6. Rohit Sharma (2018)
In this game against West Indies, India had to chase 323. The first wicket of Shikhar Dhawanfell, when the team score was 10. From there on, though, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli had a 246-run partnership, and each reached their respective centuries. India won the match by eight wickets. Rohit Sharma scored 152 not out in this match.
7. Virat Kohli (2016)
India had to chase a target of 286 against New Zealand in this ODI. A third-wicketpartnership of 151 runs between Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, ensured that, the target waschased smoothly. Virat Kohli scored 154 not out in this match.
8. Sachin Tendulkar (2009)
This was another instance of the entire team failing Sachin Tendulkar, and him managing the innings alone. Sachin put up over 170, chasing a target of 351 against Australia .However, the lower-order wickets tumbled, and India lost the match by three runs. Sachin Tendulkar scored 175 runs in this match.
9. Virat Kohli (2012)
This game was a part of the Asia Cup 2012. It featured one of the biggest sporting rivalries,an India-Pakistan cricket match. This was a must-win game for India, if they had to qualifyfor the final. India faced a massive target of 330. India lost their first wicket without scoringa single run. From there, Virat Kohli had two separate partnerships worth more than 130 runs each, one with Sachin Tendulkar, and the other with Rohit Sharma. India chased the target successfully. Virat Kohli scored 183 runs in this match.
10. MS Dhoni (2005)
Sri Lanka set an imposing target of 299. The first wicket fell in the first over, and Dhoni camein. It was a complete Dhoni show from there. He was striking the ball right from the start. Dhoni’s massive knock made the target of 299 look pretty easy, and India chased the target successfully. MS Dhoni scored 183 not out in this match.