South Africa has registered their highest ever run chase in T20Is against India at New Delhi. It was a breath-taking match but it was South Africa who ended up being on the winning side. After a thriller at Delhi here are all the top 5 successful run chases of South Africa in T20Is.
#5 2012 – Vs New Zealand
South Africa’s fifth highest T20I chase came in the year 2012 when they were playing against New Zealand in Hamilton. South Africa successfully chased down 174 with the loss of just 2 wickets in 2012. The Star of the match was Richard Levi who scored 117* off 51 balls.
#4 2018 – Vs India
The fourth highest successful run chase of South Africa came against India in 2018. It was India touring South Africa and it was the second match of the T20I series at Centurion. India made 188 and South Africa in return made 189 with the loss of 4 wickets.
#3 2015 – Vs India
South Africa loves chasing against India and their third-highest T20I run chase came against India at Dharamsala in 2015 when they chased down the target of 200 in 19.4 overs. It was JP Duminy who was the star for South Africa in that successful run chase. South Africa lost only 3 wickets.
#2 2007 – Vs West Indies
In the 2007 T20 world cup which was also the inaugural T20 World Cup first match was between West Indies and South Africa. West Indies gave a huge target of 206 to South Africa and in response, South Africa chased it down in just 17.4 overs. South Africa’s final score was 208 for 2. It was Herschel Gibbs who was the main man for South Africa in the run chase but that match will always be remembered for Chris Gayle’s 117.
#1 2022 – Vs India
As I said earlier, South Africa loves playing against India, especially in T20Is. Africa’s most successful T20I run chase came against India in 2022 in the first T20I at Delhi in the 5 matches T20I series. India gave a target of 212 to South Africa. After a slow start for Africa, they regained their momentum when David Miller and Rassie Van Der Dussen came to bat. Miller made 64* off 31 balls and Rassie made 76* off 46 balls which converted the match in South Africa’s favour and they chased down 212 in just 19.1 overs.