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Highest targets chased down in T20 without losing a wicket

IPL fans witnessed an absolute carnage from Kolkata Knight Riders as they chased down a target of 184 with utmost ease without losing any wicket against Gujarat Lions, thanks to the demolition job by Chris Lynn and Gautam Gambhir. GL's bowlers were smashed all around the park as Lynnsanity hit IPL  scoring an unbeaten 93* with 6 fours and 8 sixes at a strike rate of 226.83.

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The Knight riders broke a record of the highest target chased without losing a wicket in T20 cricket history. Here are the top 3 targets chased by teams without losing a wicket in T20s:-

1) 184 by Kolkata Knight Riders v Gujarat Lions at Rajkot, 2017

Chris Lynn and  Gautam Gambhir went berserk as they made the Gujarat Lions bowling line up look like amateurs as they chased down 183 without any loss. Chris Lynn seemed like "right-handed- Gayle" as he carried his rich vein of form from the Big Bash League to the IPL. He smashed the bowlers out of the boundary as he and Gautam Gambhir complemented each other perfectly as KKR registered an all-time record of chasing the highest target without losing any wicket in T20s.

 

 

 

2) 171 by Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Renegades at Melbourne, 2015

It was the first ever 10-wicket win in Big Bash League history in the 13th match of the 2015-16 edition. Melbourne Renegades posted a total of 170 with Aaron Finch being the top scorer scoring  72 off 48 balls and Chris Gayle scoring a quick fire 41. In response, the Perth Scorchers left the Renegades completely numb and neutralized. Michael Klinger dismantled the Renegade's bowling line up as he smashed an unbeaten 90 off 58 balls while hitting 7 fours and 3 sixes. He was well supplemented by Shaun Marsh who scored 76 at a strike rate of 140.74 and the duo chased the target without any trouble.

 

3) 169 by New Zealand v Pakistan at Hamilton, 2016

New Zealand chased down a target of 169 at Seddon Park, Hamilton against Pakistan. Pakistan scored 169 runs thanks to Umar Akmal's exploits (56 off 27 balls). New Zealand in response got off to a great start with their openers being in sublime touch. Martin Guptill smashed 87 off 58 balls including 9 fours and 4 sixes. Kane Williamson also scored  72 off 48 balls with 11 fours in his innings. Both the Kiwi players helped their team chase down the total without losing any wicket.

 

 

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