Mumbai Indians are among the most successful T20 franchises in the world. They have won the Indian Premier League five times: in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020, respectively. MI has dominated most of the time in this league and has a number of records under their belt. They have won the most IPL games in history.
However, some records are also against them, and they are only one of the few teams with a over 200-run stand against them in the IPL. There are some other big partnerships recorded against them. And here we will talk about all those big partnerships against the MI bowling attack.
Highest Partnership against Mumbai Indians
|Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers||215*||2nd||RCB||Wankhede||10 May 2015|
|Adam Gilchrist and VVS Laxman||155*||1st||Deccan||DY Patil||27 Apr 2008|
|Shreyas Iyer and JP Duminy||154||2nd||DC||Delhi||23 Apr 2015|
|Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson||152*||3rd||RR||Abu Dhabi||25 Oct 2020|
|David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha||151*||1st||SRH||Sharjah||3 Nov 2020|
|Mahela Jayawardene and Virender Sehwag||151||1st||DC||Delhi||21 Apr 2013|
|Azhar Mahmood and Shaun Marsh||148||3rd||PBKS||Dharamsala||18 May 2013|
|Suresh Raina and S Badrinath||142*||3rd||CSK||Brabourne||25 Mar 2010|
|Mike Hussey and Suresh Raina||140*||2nd||CSK||Delhi||21 May 2013|
|Mahela Jayawardene and Virender Sehwag||135||1st||DC||Delhi||27 Apr 2012|
5. David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha (151* runs) in 2020
It is very rare to beat a team by 10 wickets, and if it is MI, then it is big. That’s what happened in the 56th over of the 2020 season in Sharjah. MI had a poor batting performance and they made 149/8 in their first inning. That was an easy target, and both SRH openers didn’t bother any other batter. They made an unbeaten 151 runs in 17.1 overs to win the game by 10 wickets. David Warner remained unbeaten on 85 off 58, while Wriddhiman Saha made 58 off 45 balls.
4. Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson (152* runs) in 2020
The fourth-highest IPL partnership against the five-time champion came in 2020, when they played against RR in Abu Dhabi. It was a high-scoring game, with MI scoring a challenging total of 195/5 in their first inning. Hardik Pandya played a brilliant cameo of 60 not out off just 21 balls. In reply, Ben Stokes provided a brilliant start with an unbeaten century. He added an unbeaten 152-run stand for the third wicket to help RR reach 196/2 and win by eight wickets. Stokes made 107 off 60 balls, and Samson made 54 not out.
3. Shreyas Iyer and JP Duminy (154 runs) in 2015
The pair of DC batters, Shreyas Iyer and JP Duminy, registered the third-highest IPL partnership. It came in the 2015 season when DC faced MI in Delhi. Batting first, Delhi made a big score of 190/4 in 20 overs. Iyer and Duminy made 154 runs for the second wicket to give them a good platform. Iyer made 83 off 56 with seven fours, and Duminy made an unbeaten 78 off 50. In reply, MI made 153/9 and lost the game by 37 runs.
2. Adam Gilchrist and VVS Laxman (155* runs) in 2008
The first ever 150-plus partnership in the IPL against Mumbai Indians came in the 2008 season when they played Deccan Chargers under DY Patil. It was the 14th game of the season, and Mumbai managed a score of 154/7 in their full quota of 20 overs. Chasing the target, the Deccan Chargers didn’t lose another wicket, and both openers finished the game for them. Adam Gilchrist and VVS Laxman added an unbeaten 155 opening stand in 12 overs with a carnage from the bat of Gilchrist. He scored 109, not out of 47, with nine fours and 10 sixes. Laxman reamined not out on 26-ball 37 runs at the other end.
1. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers (215* runs) in 2015
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are two of the best batsmen that the game has ever seen, and when they get going together, no team can save themselves. That’s what happened in the 2015 season at Wankhede. It was a treat to watch these two. Batting first, RCB made a massive 235/1 in 20 overs with an unbeaten 215-run partnership for the second wicket between Virat and De Villiers. Virat scored 82 not out from 50 balls, but De Villiers scored his highest IPL score. He made an unbeaten 133 off 59 balls, with 19 fours and four sixes. MI scored 196/7 in their chase and lost the game by 39 runs.