ODI World Cup: England was among the first of two teams who started the game of cricket. On January 5,1971, England and Australia played the first ever official ODI game. England have appeared in all 10 editions of the World Cup till date. But the dream of winning the World Cup finally came true in 2019 at their home.
England is the only team that has hosted the marquee event four times: in 1979, 1983, 1999, and 2019. But now they are counted as the clear favorites going into any ICC event. Speaking of the ICC events, England has produced many of the greatest batsmen of all time. So in this article, we will cover the highest partnership for England in ODI World Cup history.
3. Moeen Ali and Ian Bell (172 runs) against Scotland in 2015 ICC event
It was the 14th match of the 2015 World Cup between England and Scotland at Christchurch. After winning the toss, Scotland chose to bowl first, but it proved to be the wrong decision for them. Both England openers added 172 runs for the first wicket. Moeen Ali, who came to open the innings, scored 128 runs off 107 balls, including 12 fours and five maximums.
While Ian Bell scored 54 off 85 balls. The English team scored 303/8 in their 50 overs. Josh Davey picked up four wickets for Scotland. Chasing the target, the Scottish team had a horrible start. They kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Despite a good knock of 71 from Kyle Coetzer, Scotland were bowled out for 184 runs and lost the match by 119 runs.
2. Dennis Amiss and Keith Fletcher (176 runs) against India in 1975 ICC event
It was the first ever match of the first ever ODI World Cup between India and England at Lord’s. After winning the toss, England chose to bat first. England were the clear favorites in that match, and they started the same way. Both openers added 54 runs for the first wicket. But then Dennis Amiss and Keith Fletcher added a massive partnership of 176 runs for the second wicket.
Amiss played a brilliant century of 137 runs and Fletcher scored 68 runs. England posted a total of 334/4 in their 60 overs. Well, the Indian who used to play in Test matches did play 60 overs in this game and lost only three wickets. But they only scored 132/3 in their 60 overs. Sunil Gavaskar played one of the slowest ODI innings in history. He was unbeaten on 36 off 174 balls, and India lost that match by 202 runs.
1. Joe Root and Eoin Morgan (189 runs) against Afghanistan in 2019 World Cup
The highest partnership for England came in the last ODI World Cup in 2019 against Afghanistan in Manchester. England won the toss and batted first, played aggressively. Jonny Bairstow (90) gave them a great start. But then a third wicket partnership between Joe Root and skipper Eoin Morgan of 189 runs took them near to the 400-run mark.
England posted 397/8 in their 50 overs. Morgan played a brilliant innings of 148 runs off 71 balls and Root made 88. Chasing this huge target, Afghanistan did whatever they could. But they ended up at 247/8 in their 50 overs and lost the match by 150 runs. Morgan won the “Man of the Match” award for his century.
List of Highest Partnership in ODI World Cup by England
|Joe Root and Eoin Morgan||189||3rd||Afghanistan||Manchester||2019|
|Dennis Amiss and Keith Fletcher||176||2nd||India||Lord’s||1975|
|Moeen Ali and Ian Bell||172||1st||Scotland||Christchurch||2015|
|Andrew Strauss and Ian Bell||170||3rd||India||Bengaluru||2011|
|Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell||167||3rd||Ireland||Bengaluru||2011|
|Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow||160||1st||India||Birmingham||2019|
|Nasser Hussain and Graeme Hick||159*||2nd||Kenya||Canterbury||1999|