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Chasing is not a simple job in any format of cricket. However, there are some batsmen who play impressive roles during chasing. To chase a big total, at least one batsman has to take the responsibility to play a big score.
In the ODI chasing, we have already experienced many big scores, including the 150+ scores.
Here we are talking about the top five highest ODI scores during chasing.
Martin Guptill (New Zealand) – 180* against South Africa at Hamilton on 1st March 2017
It was the crucial fourth game of the five-match ODI series where the hosts New Zealand required a victory to stay in the fight for this series. After the visitors South Africa won the toss and scored 279/8 (50 overs) in the first innings, the hosts lost their opener Dean Brownlie (4) for very cheaply.
However, another Kiwi opener Martin Guptill was in his famous dangerous mood who could guide the team almost single-handedly. The right-handed batsman had the 72 runs partnership for the second wicket along with the skipper Kane Williamson (21). Later, he put the giant 180 runs partnership for the third wicket along with Ross Taylor. However, in both those partnerships, Guptill dominated with the bat.
Guptill, who completed a century in 82 balls, remained not out on 180 runs off 139 balls (15 fours and 11 sixes). His batting helped the hosts to level the series (2-2) as they reached the target in 45 overs after losing just three wickets.