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Cuttack cricket ground stats: What is the highest ODI score successfully chased at Barabati Stadium?

Dixit Bhargav

Cuttack cricket ground stats: What is the highest ODI score successfully chased at Barabati Stadium?

Cuttack cricket ground stats: India will have to put on display a record chase in a bid to save the series against West Indies.

During the third ODI of the ongoing West Indies’ tour of India in Cuttack, West Indies have scored a handsome 315/5 in their allotted quota of 50 overs.

An all-round batting effort by the visitors saw contributions from their Top six led by individual half-centuries from middle-order batsman Nicholas Pooran and captain Kieron Pollard.

It was a 135-run partnership for the fifth wicket between Pooran (89) and Pollard (74*) which saw West Indies crossing the 300-run mark. It is worth mentioning that India conceded as many as 154 runs in the last 15 overs.

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Chasing a 316-run target, the hosts have got off to a solid start with opening batsmen Rohit Sharma and Lokesh Rahul registering a 50-run opening stand. Having said that, they will have to put on display a record chase at the Barabati Stadium to win the series.

The highest-ever chase at the venue is 271 runs when India beat England by 6 wickets in 2008. Having won the match in the 44th over, India had thrived on the back of half-centuries from Sachin Tendulkar (91), Suresh Raina (53*), Virender Sehwag (50) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (50).

India’s current vice-captain and opening batsman in Sharma had batted at No. 6 in that match scoring 8* (10). The 32-year old player will have to score much more than that if India are to seal this chase against West Indies.

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Out of the 10 matches which have been won while chasing at the Barabati Stadium, India have been part of eight such instances.

Apart from their successful record at the venue while chasing, the Indian batsmen will also be taking notes from the English innings when they scored 366/8 in the second innings albeit in an unsuccessful chase in Cuttack in 2017.

With scoring posting such a total in the second innings in the last ODI played at the venue, India sure can chase a 316-run target to win the series 2-1 tonight.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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