England is arguably one of the topmost sides when it comes to white-ball cricket. They have got some big power-hitters in their squad in both T20Is and ODIs. Notably, England won the T20 World Cup in 2010. With that victory, the English team became the first non-Asian side to win the T20 World Cup title.
They defeated their Ashes rivals, Australia, in the finals, winning by seven wickets. Despite a loss to the West Indies to begin the 2010 season, they went on to win their next five matches. And in this article, we will discuss the highest partnership for England in T20 World Cup history.
3. Craig Kieswetter and Kevin Pietersen (111 runs) against Australia in 2010
England team is always blessed with some explosive batsmen at the top of the order. And their third highest partnership came in their 2010 World Cup campaign. It was the final of the 2010 World Cup against Australia. Batting first, the Men in Yellow scored 147/6 in their 20 overs. David Hussey was the top scorer, who scored 59 runs off 54 balls.
The target was not big for the English team, who were coming off of some successive wins. That is what happened in the end, England chased down the target in 17 overs with seven wickets in hand. The chase became easy with a 111 run partnership between Craig Kieswetter and Kevin Pietersen for the second wicket. Kieswetter scored 63 runs, while Pietersen scored 47 runs. England won the match and lifted their maiden T20 title.
2. Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan (112 runs) against Sri Lanka in 2021 T20 World Cup
It was the 29th match of the 2021 World Cup between England and Sri Lanka at Sharjah. After winning the toss, Sri Lanka chose to bowl first. England lost their first two wickets early, but then Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan played cautiously and added a 112-run partnership for the third wicket. Buttler scored his maiden World Cup centrury.
He scored an unbeaten 101* off 67 balls and Morgan made 40 off 36 balls. England posted 163/4 in their 20 overs. While chasing the target, Sri Lanka also kept losing wickets. Four to five batters got starts but couldn’t carry on for long. In the end, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 137 runs and lost the match by 26 runs.
1. Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan (152 runs) against Sri Lanka in the 2014 ICC event
The highest partnership for England came in the 2014 World Cup in a match against Sri Lanka. After winning the toss, England chose to bowl first. Sri Lanka had a 144-run partnership between Dilshan and Jayawardene and posted a competitive total of 189/4. Dilshan scored 55 runs, while Jayawardene made 89 runs off 51 balls.
Chasing the target, England had a terrible start and they lost their first two wickets in the first over. But after that, Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan played brilliantly to add 152 runs for the third wicket, which helped the English team to chase the target with six wickets in hand. Hales made a fantastic century and remained unbeaten on 116* off 64 balls, and Morgan scored 57 runs off 38 balls.
List of Highest Partnership in T20 World Cup by England
|Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan||152||3rd||Sri Lanka||Chattogram||2014|
|Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan||112||4th||Pakistan||Dubai (DSC)||2012|
|Craig Kieswetter and Kevin Pietersen||111||2nd||Australia||Bridgetown||2010|
|Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan||107||4th||West Indies||Pallekele||2012|
|Ravi Bopara and Luke Wright||102||1st||Netherlands||Lord’s||2009|
|Paul Collingwood and Kevin Pietersen||100||4th||Zimbabwe||Cape Town||2007|
|Eoin Morgan and Luke Wright||95||5th||West Indies||Providence||2010|
|Craig Kieswetter and Kevin Pietersen||94||2nd||South Africa||Bridgetown||2010|
|Eoin Morgan and Luke Wright||89||3rd||New Zeland||Pallekele||2012|
|Jason Roy and Alex Hales||82||1st||New Zeland||Delhi||2016|