Highest 3rd Wicket Partnership in T20 International

In the T20 cricket game of 20 overs, situations change suddenly and it becomes more menacing when a team loses its first two wickets very early. T20 is a quick game and the team needs to maintain the run-rate also. So, every team keeps its middle-order solid enough who can handle the pressure and take the scorecard to the defending total in batting first or win the match in the second batting. T20I is the short format where the match is limited to 20 overs and middle-order batsmen sometimes do not get enough time to make big partnerships. There are many names who have saved the match by their great performance in the middle order.

For example,  Hazratullah Zazai and Usman Ghani, who made a record partnership of 184 for New Zealand. AD Hales, Morgan, Guptill, Williamson, Rishab Pant, and many more. 

There are 36 times when a middle-order pair made 100+ runs partnership for the third wicket in the history of T20 International. The first 100+ partnership for the 3rd wicket was struck by the Bangladesh middle-order batsmen, Aftab Ahmed and Mohammad Ashraful, against West Indies in the ICC World Twenty20 2007/2008 at Johannesburg on 13 Sep 2007. Aftab Ahmed and Mohammad Ashraful struck the 50 each for their team in that 5th match of ICC World Twenty20.

The highest 3rd wicket partnership of 184 runs was added to the record by DP Conway and GD Phillips against West Indies at Mount Maunganui on 29 Nov 2020. There are 4 moments when the Indian team struck a partnership of 100 runs for the 3rd wicket in the T20I. For India, the first 100+ Partnership was made by V Kohli and SK Raina against Australia in Adelaide on 26 Jan 2016 and this is the highest 3rd wicket partnership for India.

The middle-order batsmen of England and South Africa have the record of scoring the maximum times i.e 5 times 100+ runs 3rd wicket partnership in T20 International and then India comes after who registered 4 times 100+ runs in the middle order as a 3rd wicket partnership, then Pakistan 3 times, South Africa 4 times, and West Indies 1 time. 

Highest 3rd Wicket Partnership in T20 International

Here is a list of the Highest third wicket partnership in T20 International. (Mostly Test Playing Nations)

Batsmen (Team)

Runs

Against

Venue

Date

Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips
(New Zealand)

184

West Indies

Mount Maunganui

29 Nov 2020

Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan
(England)

182

New Zealand

Napier

8 Nov 2019

Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan
(England)

152

Sri Lanka

Chattogram

27 Mar 2014

Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson
(New Zealand)

137

Zimbabwe

Auckland

11 Feb 2012

Moin Ali and Eoin Morgan (England)

135

Australia

Cardiff

31 Aug 2015

Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina (India)

134

Australia

Adelaide

26 Jan 2016

Richard Levi and AB de Villiers
(South Africa)

133*

New Zealand

Hamilton

19 Feb 2012

Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant
(India)

130

West Indies

Chennai

11 Nov 2018

Babar Hayat and Mark Chapman
(Hong Kong)

127*

Oman

Abu Dhabi

26 Nov 2015

Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington
(Scotland)

127

Hong Kong

Abu Dhabi

14 Jan 2017

Ruvindu Gunasekera, Ashish Bagai
(Canada)

125

Ireland

Abu Dhabi

16 Nov 2013

Matthew Cross, Richie Berrington
(Scotland)

122

Ireland

Dublin

20 Sep 2019

Nicolas Pooran, Rovman Powel

(West Indies)

122 England Barbados 26 Jan 2022

Herschelle Gibbs and Justin Kemp
(South Africa)

120*

West Indies

Johannesburg

11 Sep 2007

Virat Kohli and MK Pandey (India)

119

Sri Lanka

Colombo (RPS)

6 Sep 2017

The highest third wicket partnership of 118 runs for Australia was made by Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell against Pakistan at Dhaka on 23 Mar 2014.

For Bangladesh, the highest third wicket partnership is 112 runs scored by Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim in fornt of Australia at Dhaka on 1 Apr 2014.

Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard added unbeaten 108 runs as the highest 3rd wicket partnership for West Indies against New Zealand at Lauderhill on 30 Jun 2012.

Sri Lanka has never scored 100+ runs for the 3rd wicket and its highest run is 94 for third wicket in T20 international.


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