Highest 8th Wicket Partnership in T20 International

It would not be fair if expecting big runs from the batsman at the 9th position in cricket. T20 International is limited to 20 overs only and very few times, the 9th number player gets the chance to come out and bat. The lower order players are mostly bowlers but sometimes a team has got some key players who can bat and ball at the number 9 position too. Players like Rusty Theron, Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan, Mitchell Johnson, Fawad Alam, Graeme Swann, and many more, have proved that they have the ability to bat at number 9 and make runs. In T20I matches, these players played a major role at the time of their requirement and struck big shots, and scored runs for their teams. But it is also the fact that the tail order batsmen succeed every time is not guaranteed.

There are 15 times when the batsmen pair have scored more than 50+ runs for the 8th wicket in the history of T20 International. The very first 50+ runs of partnership for the 8th wicket was added by Shoaib Malik and Fawad Alam of Pakistan against Sri Lanka at King City (NW) on 11 Oct 2008. Fawad Alam at the number 9 position supported his captain Shoaib Malik very well and made unbeaten 23 runs and registered a victory in that 4th match of the T20 Canada series.

The highest 8th wicket partnership in the T20 International is 80 runs and it was made by Scotland batters, Preston Mommsen & Safyaan Sharif, against the Netherlands at Edinburgh on 11 Jul 2015. India has scored 2 times 50+ runs for the 8th wicket and the first one was built by Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan, they struck unbeaten 59 runs against Sri Lanka for the 8th wicket at Colombo (RPS) on 10 Feb 2009.

India, Pakistan, and England have done this feat 2 times, South Africa, Australia, Zimbabwe, Scotland, U.A.E achieved 50+ runs once, in the history of T20I.

Highest Eighth Wicket Partnership in T20 International

Here is a list of the Highest 8th Wicket Partnership in T20 International

Batsmen (Team)

Runs

Against

Venue

Date

Preston Mommsen and Safyaan Sharif
(Scotland)

80

Netherlands

Edinburgh

11 Jul 2015

George Dockrell, Fionn Hand
(Ireland)
74 Afghanistan Belfast 12 Aug 2022
Norman Vanua, Chad Soper
PNG
67 Nepal Kirtipur 28 Mar 2022

Wayne Parnell and Rusty Theron
(South Africa)

64*

Australia

Johannesburg

16 Oct 2011

SK Raina and Harbhajan Singh (India)

61

New Zealand

Christchurch

25 Feb 2009

Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan (India)

59*

Sri Lanka

Colombo (RPS)

10 Feb 2009

Amjad Javed and Mohammad Naveed
(U.A.E)

59*

Ireland

Dubai (DSC)

18 Jan 2017

Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith
(West Indies)
58* New Zealand Kingston 10 Aug 2022

Imad Wasim and Anwar Ali (Pakistan)

58

Sri Lanka

Colombo (RPS)

1 Aug 2015

Richmond Mutumbami and Kyle Jarvis
(Zimbabwe)

58

Bangladesh

Chattogram

18 Sep 2019

Moeen Ali and David Willey (England)

57*

Afghanistan

Delhi

23 Mar 2016

Roelof van der Merwe, Michael Rippon
(Netherlands)

56*

Nepal

Rotterdam

3 Jul 2015

Michael Hussey and Mitchell Johnson
(Australia)

53*

Pakistan

Gros Islet

14 May 2010

Sri Lanka, West Indies, and Bangladesh have never been able to score 50+ runs for the 8th wicket in the past record of T20 International. For Sri Lanka, the highest 8th wicket partnership is 46 runs scored by Isuru Udana and Akila Dananjaya against South Africa at Centurion on 22 Mar 2019. For West Indies, Carlos Brathwaite and Sunil Narine struck 38 runs as the highest 8th wicket partnership in T20I. Mushfiqur Rahim and Naeem Islam have scored 33 runs for the 8th wickets as the highest partnership for Bangladesh in T20 International.


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