T20 World Cup: The next edition of the T20 World Cup will start in three months’ time. The defending champions, Australia, will defend their title at home. A total of 16 teams will compete for one of the most prestigious titles in the game of cricket. Although this game always gives the fans some extraordinary performances and also brings something new every time.
A team full of power-players always has an upper hand over its opposition. It will not be a wrong statement to say that it is a batting-dominating game and we have seen batters take on the bowlers from the very first ball. However, a good partnership is always the basis of winning the match. If a team has a few good partnerships, the win is almost certain. In this article, we will cover the list of highest partnerships in the T20 World Cup.
5. Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan (152 runs) against Sri Lanka for 3rd wicket
The third highest partnership came in a match between England and Sri Lanka in the 2014 World Cup at Chattogram. After winning the toss, England chose to bowl first. Sri Lanka lost their opener, Kusal Perara (3), in the second over. But after that, Tillakratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene added 145 runs (fifth highest in T20 World Cup) for the second wicket. Dilshan scored 55 runs while Jayawardene scored 89 runs to help Sri Lanka reach a total of 189/4.
It was a big target against the decent Sri Lankan bowling line-up. England also had a horrible start to their chase and lost their first two wickets without any score. But then, an incredible partnership changed the game. For England, Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan added 152 runs for the third wicket to seal the deal. Hales scored a brilliant unbeaten century, while Morgan made 57 runs. England won the match by six wickets.
4. Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam (152* runs) against India for the 1st wicket
This was one of the most iconic matches that has ever been played in the history of the T20 World Cup. India took on Pakistan in Dubai in the 2021 World Cup. After winning the toss, Pakistan asked India to bat first. India won all 11 matches against Pakistan in the World Cup prior to this game. But this time, the Men in Blue started poorly by losing both openers for six runs.
At one point, India were at 3/31 but then a small partnership between Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant gave India some runs. They ended their innings at 151/7 in 20 overs. Chasing the target, both Pakistani openers, Mohammed Rizwan and Babar Azam, started steadily but then picked up the pace. Pakistan chased down the target without losing any wickets in 17.5 overs. Rizwan remained unbeaten on 79* and Babar was not out on 68* and they registered the second highest partnership in T20 World Cup.
3. Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara (166 runs) against Sri Lanka
The 2nd highest partnership came in a match against Sri Lanka and West Indies in the 2010 World Cup at Bridgetown. Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first. They lost their opener early as Jayasuriya got out after scoring just 6 runs, which brought skipper Kumara Sangakkara (68 runs) to the crease. Then he, along with Jayawardene, added the biggest partnership of 166 runs to help their team reach 195/3 in their 20 overs.
Jayawardene missed his century by just two runs and remained not out on 98 runs. Chasing the big total, the West Indies got off to a horrible start and kept losing wickets in the middle. In the end, they were restricted to 138/8 and lost the match by 57 runs. Jayawardene won the Man of the Match award.
2. Quinton de Kock and Rilee Rossouw (168 runs) against Bangladesh
Quinton De Kock and Rilee Rossouw broke the records of highest partnership in T20 world cup in 2022. 168 runs is now the highest partnership in T20 World cup history. They did it for 2nd wicket while batting first against Bangladesh in Sydney 2022.
1. Jos Buttler and Alex Hales (170* runs) against India (Highest in the T20 World Cup)
Top 2 highest partnership in T20 world cup came in year 2022. Partnership of 170 runs between Jos buttler and Alex Hales is now the highest partnership in T20 world cup for any wicket (overall).
List of Highest Partnership for any wicket in T20 World Cup
|Jos Buttler and Alex Hales||170*||England||1st||India||Adelaide||2022|
|Quinton de Kock and Rilee Rossouw||168||South Africa||2nd||Bangladesh||Sydney||2022|
|Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara||166||Sri Lanka||2nd||West Indies||Bridgetown||2010|
|Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam||152*||Pakistan||1st||India||Dubai (DSC)||2021|
|Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan||152||England||3rd||Sri Lanka||Chattogram||2014|
|Chris Gayle and Devon Smith||145||West Indies||1st||South Africa||Johannesburg||2007|
|Tillakratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene||145||Sri Lanka||2nd||England||Chattogram||2014|
|Kamran Akmal and Salman Butt||142||Pakistan||1st||Bangladesh||Gros Islet||2010|
|KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma||140||India||1st||Afghanistan||Abu Dhabi||2021|
|Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag||136||India||1st||England||Durban||2007|
|Chris Gayle and Andre Fletcher||133||West Indies||1st||Australia||The Oval||2009|
|Shane Watson and David Warner||133||Australia||1st||India||Colombo (RPS)||2012|
Highest Partnership in T20 World Cup by Teams
Highest T20 World Cup Partnership by Wicket
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