A Test match is the epitome of cricket as it not only tests the patience of a cricketer but also brings out the best out of the player. There is a saying- the more you wait the more you gain. The most entertaining part of a Test match is chasing a target to win the game like England Cricket team did at Edgbaston in the fifth Test against India in 2022. England chased down the target of 378 runs with seven wickets in hand to win the fifth Test and level the series 2-2. Currently, India are chasing a mammoth target of 444 runs at the Oval in the final of the World Test Championship against Australia. They have three and a half sessions in hand to do it and they will have to break the chasing record at the Oval in cricket history to achieve it.  'Can Chase Down 450 or More' Shardul Thakur Optimistic About India's Chasing Target in Ongoing WTC 2023 Final.

West Indies hold the record of chasing the highest total in the second innings of a Test match. The Windies scored 418 runs against Australia in 2003 at Antigua. South Africa are the second in recording highest successful run chase as they chased down 414-run against Australia at Perth Test. Australia chased down 404 runs against England in 1948. Indian Cricket Team hold the fourth position in the highest run chasing history of Test cricket. They scored 406 in the second innings to beat the mighty Windies in 1976 after being set 403. The other teams, who secured a place in the top-10 highest run chase in Test cricket, are Sri Lanka and Pakistan, chasing more than 350 runs successfully. Here at Latestly we have a look at the 10 highest successful run chases in Test Cricket, which now features England's 378 against India.

List of Highest Successful Run Chases in Tests

Rank Team Opponent Target Year
1 West Indies Australia 418 2003
2 South Africa Australia 414 2008
3 Australia England 404 1948
4 India West Indies 403 1976
5 West Indies Bangladesh 395 2021
6 Sri Lanka Zimbabwe 388 2017
7 India England 387 2008
8 England India 378 2022
9 Pakistan Sri Lanka 377 2015
10 Australia Pakistan 369 1999

Meanwhile, England was the last team to make this list moving to the eight position on the highest successful run chase in Test cricket history list after derailing Pakistan's record. Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow stitched a record partnership of unbeaten 369 runs in that match against India to set up a record win for England. Root and Bairstow finished unbeaten on 142 and 114 respectively.

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