It is not easy chasing and when the team is chasing a huge total, then the task gets only tougher as there is additional pressure on the batting side. Recently, in the final group match against Zimbabwe, Dhoni and Raina played well together and their partnership made India win the match and stepped up for Team India.

In today’s stat we will take a look at stats of batting pairs with highest averages while chasing and quite a few Indian pairs make it to the list.

Let us take a look at Top-10 pairs with highest batting average while chasing in One Day Internationals (ODIs):

 

Batting Partners

Team

Innings

Won

Runs

Avg

HS

100/50

Gambhir, Kohli

Ind

23

16

1534

73.04

224

6/4

De Villiers, Greame Smith

SA

25

17

1506

62.75

173

5/7

Dhoni, Raina

Ind

32

18

1506

62.75

196*

2/9

Dhoni, Yuvraj

Ind

36

25

1678

57.86

158

6/9

Gibbs, Kallis

SA

35

23

1775

57.25

179

6/4

Gilchrist, Hayden

Aus

52

40

2598

53.02

170

10/11

Greenidge, Haynes

WI

57

38

2859

52.94

192*

9/13

Dilshan, Sangakkara

SL

42

22

2061

52.84

184

7/8

Bevan, Steve Waugh

Aus

34

17

1631

52.61

189

4/8

Dravid, Yuvraj

Ind

33

18

1571

52.36

133

3/11

Ganguly, Sachin

Ind

91

50

4483

50.94

197*

17/14

Stat updated till March 16, 2015
Minimum of 1500 runs

The pair of Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli tops the table with 1534 runs together while chasing, at average of 73.04 in 23 innings, in which 16 times the team has ended on the winning side. The best finishing pair of MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina is 3rd on the list as they have scored 1506 runs together at an average of 62.75. Gambhir and Kohli also hold the record for the 2nd highest partnership while chasing by scoring 224 runs after the 231* run partnership of Dilshan and Upul Tharanga .

The reason we have shown 11 pairs in the Top-10 is stat is because of the importance the number 11 pair holds. Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar have scored the most number of runs together while chasing, to be precise 4483 in 91 innings off which India have managed to win 50 of those. They have also put together 17 100-run partnership stands while chasing, a record that no one is even close.

  • SHARE

    Cricket enthusiast

    Related Posts

    Deepak Hooda, Pro Kabbadi League, Puneri Paltan, All-rounder, Telugu Titans,

    Pro Kabbadi League: Interview with Puneri Paltan Skipper and All-rounder Deepak Hooda

    From the hard-working part-time teacher to the Kabbadi professional – the sensational athlete in the form of Deepak Hooda has shown a remarkable improvement...

    England staring at defeat after Day 4 of 3rd Ashes Test

    Perth, Dec 17: England were struggling at 132/4 in their second innings at the end of a rain-interrupted fourth day in the third Ashes Test...
    india vs srilanka

    Third ODI: India restrict Sri Lanka to low score

    Visakhapatnam , Dec 17: India rode on a strong bowling performance to restrict Sri Lanka to 215 runs in the third and final One-Day International...

    Brazilian Vinicius to join Real Madrid after 2018

    Rio de Janeiro, Dec 17: Rising football star Vinícius Júnior who plies his trade for Brazilian club Flamengo on Sunday said he intends to join...

    Would like Barcelona to give us guard of honour: Ronaldo

    Abu Dhabi, Dec 17: Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo said he would like arch-rivals Barcelona to give Real Madrid a guard of honour when they clash...