India won 16 one-day matches on the trot from the period of November 2005 to May 2006 chasing totals. What is unusual about these victories is their strategy to bowl first. Some teams tend to do that since they want to know how many runs they need in 50 overs to win a match. Then in accordance, planning becomes much easier unlike batting first when the team has to set a total for the opposition to chase.
Here are some of the highest runs ever scored by teams batting second in an ODI:
10) South Africa – 438/9 against Australia
It was definitely the greatest one day international ever. The match was on March 12, 2006 at Johannesburg, where Australia batted first and piled up a massive 434/4 in 50 overs, with Captain Ricky Ponting scoring 164 runs off 105 balls. South African Mark Boucher quickfired 50 off just 43 balls, hitting Brett Lee for a four as winning runs for the side.
The picture below shows Boucher claiming his victorious and smashing end with a boundary.