The 2016 cricket calendar will draw curtains once Australia and South Africa play their Boxing Day home games starting December 26 in Melbourne and Port Elizabeth respectively.
It has been a scintillating year with many highlights for cricketing audiences to relish, with batsmen plundering runs at a greater pace while bowlers haplessly watching the ball sail over the ropes on numerous occasions.
The ODIs had various barriers broken as any target nowadays looks more vulnerable to taken be down by any side, given the placid surfaces throughout the world.
Here, Sportzwiki.com comes up with the all-in-colors top 5 run-chases of 2016:
5. Virat Kohli guide India to a win at Mohali against Australia in T20 World Cup 2016 game and Quinton De Kock’s 178 off 113 balls at Centurion against Australia in a 50-over game:
In a highly anticipated game with Australia and India competing against each other with pressure escalating to another level, there was no other batsman who could showcase so much poise and composure to articulate a perfect run-chase.
Australia batted first and made 160 runs, which looked a par score on a surface at the night but Kohli raised his game to another level to showcase batting of the highest order by producing incisions in the outfield and getting boundaries at will to remain unbeaten on 82 off 51 balls to see India win the game comfortably by six wickets.
The result meant hosts India qualified for the semi-final stages of the T20 World Cup 2016.