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A world record of successful chases

India, by winning the Faridabad one-dayer, got their name written in the record book.

india Updated: Apr 02, 2006 09:05 IST

India, by winning the Faridabad one-dayer, got their name written on the record book.

It was the 14th consecutive time that India successfully chased a victory target. With this they equalled West Indies' world record of most consecutive successful chases.

West Indies had made this record between 1984-85 and 1986-87. 
 
The last time India had lost a match while chasing was against New Zealand at Bulawayo on August 26, 2005.

New Zealand had then made 215 and India were bowled out for a paltry 164, giving New Zealand an easy victory by 51 runs.

Since then India have played 22 games, winning 17 and losing five. While India's record defending a target is not that impressive with 3 wins and 5 losses in 8 games, they have maintained a clean slate while chasing a target. 

Most consecutive successful chases

 Matches Countries From To
 14 West Indies 1984-85 1986-87
 14 India 2005 2005-2006
 13 England 2003 2003-2004
 13 South Africa 2004-05 2005-06
12West Indies1983-841984-85
 12 Australia 2003-04 2005

In the above table, the winning streaks of West Indies, England and Australia were interrupted by one 'no-result' match.

If we consider the consecutive wins without any interruption, India hold the world record of most consecutive successful chases on their own (and not shared with any other team). India surpassed South Africa's record of 13 consecutive matches.

 Matches Country From To
 14 South Africa 2005 2005-06
 13 South Africa 2004-05 2005-06
 12 West Indies 1983-84 1984-85
 12 West Indies 1984-85 1986-87
 10 England 2003 2003-04


The break-up of India's record winning streak

 Five vs Sri Lanka
 Four vs Pakistan
 Two vs South Africa
 One vs New Zealand
 One vs Zimbabwe
 One vs England

 


 


The break-up of winning targets chased by India

 Target Instances
 276-300 4
 251-275 3
 226-250 2
 200-225 1
 Less than 200 4


Note :

Against Sri Lanka at Jaipur on 31 Oct 2005, India made 303-4 but the winning target was only 299.