Highest 1st Wicket Partnership in ODI

By Amit Sen on Mar 27, 2021

In One Day International, 1st partnership is very crucial for any cricket team because it decides the role of upcoming batsmen. Every team wants to have a good start by the openers and they should make at least 100 runs as an opening partnership. When a team scores 100 or more runs by its opening batsmen, it gives strength to the upcoming batsmen and allows them to bat without any pressure that helps the team to put a big total on the scoreboard. There are 2 times when a team has scored more than 300 runs as an opening partnership and 45 moments when any team has made 200+ runs. The opening batsmen can also take the advantage of Powerplay to hit some big shots to increase the run rate in order to put pressure on the opposition bowlers.

The highest 1st wicket partnership in ODI is 365 runs made by West Indies’s John Campbell and Shai Hope against Ireland at Dublin on 5 May 2019. The second highest is 304 runs added by Pakistani batsmen Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on 20 Jul 2018. Fakhar Zaman struck 200+ runs in that match. For India, the highest opening partnership is 258 runs struck by Saurav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar against Kenya at Paarl on 24 Oct 2001. For India, the very first 200+ runs for the 1st wicket scored by the Indian batsmen in the year 1998. Saurav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar made the first 200+ runs as an opening partnership against Sri Lanka at Colombo (RPS). After three years, Sachin Tendulkar and Saurav Ganguly broke their own record and struck 252 runs for the 1st wicket partnership.

Sri Lanka stood at the top for hitting 200+ runs (11 times) for the first wicket in ODI history, then Australia 7 times, India 6 times, Pakistan 5 times, New Zealand & South Africa 3 times each, West Indies 2 times and Bangladesh 1 time scored 200+ runs for the 1st wicket in ODI.

Highest First Wicket Partnership in ODI

Here is a list of the highest opening wicket partnership in One Day International

Batsmen (Team)

Runs

Against

Venue

Date

John Campbell and Shai Hope (West Indies)

365

Ireland

Dublin

5 May 2019

Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan)

304

Zimbabwe

Bulawayo

20 Jul 2018

Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das (Bangladesh)

292

Zimbabwe

Sylhet

6 Mar 2020

Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)

286

England

Leeds

1 Jul 2006

David Warner and Travis Head (Australia)

284

Pakistan

Adelaide

26 Jan 2017

Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla (South Africa)

282*

Bangladesh

Kimberley

15 Oct 2017

Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)

282

Zimbabwe

Pallekele

10 Mar 2011

James Marshall and Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)

274

Ireland

Aberdeen

1 Jul 2008

David Warner and Aaron Finch (Australia)

258*

India

Mumbai

14 Jan 2020

Saurav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar (India)

258

Kenya

Paarl

24 Oct 2001

Jason Roy and Alex Hales (Australia)

256*

Sri Lanka

Birmingham

24 Jun 2016

Saurav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar (India)

252

Sri Lanka

Colombo (RPS)

7 Jul 1998

Hashim Amla and Rilee Rossouw (South Africa)

247

West Indies

Johannesburg

18 Jan 2015

Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh (Australia)

246

Scotland

Edinburgh

3 Sep 2013

 

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