When One Day Cricket came into existence, it was still a bowler centered game with few runs off the bat. But as the game progressed and evolved batsmen got a considerable edge of the bowlers. Most of this upper hand for the batsmen was achieved through heavier bats and making rules inclining towards the batsman. Over these years there have been batsmen who have left a mark of their own. We take a look at those batsmen with Highest Batting Average in Successful Chases (minimum 1500 runs)
10. Brian Lara (West Indies) – 68.58
The West Indies stalwart Brian Charles Lara was one of the best in world cricket when it came to chasing. He was their premiere batsman for a decade and more than that. He was an absolute grace to watch on as a batsman. He has scored 3498 runs from 83 matches in successful run chases. With Brian Lara at the crease, West Indies had no worries whatsoever. He was a joy to watch with his unique style of feet movement and the way he used them against the spinners. Not to mention the fact that he was equally good against the pacers. The best bowlers in World Cricket have struggled to gain supremacy over Brian Lara.