run-chase

Definition

Cricket

  • noun a situation in which the batting side has to score runs very quickly in order to reach a winning target
    Citation ‘The three-day game had become near enough a farce, unwinnable in most circumstances except through junk bowling, leading to a declaration and a run-chase’ (John Thicknesse, Wisden 1993, 24)
    Citation ‘I still remember … Brijesh Patel racing to his forty-nine not out during that incredible 400-plus run chase after Gavaskar and Vishwanath had scored centuries to lay the foundations for victory’ (Bhattacharya 2006)
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