Highest 2nd Wicket Partnership in ODI

By Amit Sen on Mar 27, 2021

In the One Day International, the player at the number three position plays a key role for the team when it loses the first wicket very early. The batter at the number three position must be ready to play the new ball anytime in order to handle the situation. There are many players in the history of cricket who came up early after falling 1st wicket very soon and performed well under pressure. Players like Marlon Samuels, Rahul Dravid, Abdul Razzaq, Steven Smith, Ricky Ponting, Inzamam-ul-Haq are some of them. When a team builds a big partnership for the 2nd wicket then it provides confidence to the middle order batsmen to play their games without pressure. There are three times when any team has built a 2nd wicket partnership of 300+ runs in the past record of ODI. India has done this feat two times.

The highest 2nd wicket partnership is 372 runs made by West Indies batsmen, Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels, against Zimbabwe at Canberra on 24 Feb 2015. Gayle was awesome in that match and struck 215 runs. The second biggest for the 2nd wicket partnership is 331 runs added by Indian batsmen Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid against New Zealand at Hyderabad on 8 Nov 1999. India has made 13 times 200+ runs for the 2nd wicket in the past record of ODI. For India, the first-ever 200+ runs partnership for the 2nd wicket was added by Sachin Tendulkar and Navjot Sidhu against Pakistan at Sharjah on 15 Apr 1996. Then Saurav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid scored 236 runs for the 2nd wicket for India in the year 1999.

Indian team has scored 200+ runs 13 times for the 2nd wicket partnership in ODI, then Pakistan 5 times, Australia & West Indies 4 times each, Sri Lanka 3 times, England, South Africa, Bangladesh 2 times each added 200+ runs for 2nd wicket in the history of ODI. New Zealand has not yet built a partnership of 200+ runs for the 2nd wicket in ODI.

Highest Second Wicket Partnership in ODI

Here is a list of the highest 2nd wicket partnership in One Day International

Batsmen (Team)

Runs

Against

Venue

Date

Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels (West Indies)

372

Zimbabwe

Canberra

24 Feb 2015

Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid (India)

331

New Zealand

Hyderabad

8 Nov 1999

Saurav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid (India)

318

Sri Lanka

Taunton

26 May 1999

Aamer Sohail and  Inzamam-ul-Haq(Pakistan)

263

New Zealand

Sharjah

20 Apr 1994

David Warner and Steven Smith (Australia)

260

Afghanistan

Perth

4 Mar 2015

Saleem Elahi and Abdul Razzaq (Pakistan)

257

South Africa

Port Elizabeth

11 Dec 2002

Shane Watson and Ricky Pointing (Australia)

252*

England

Centurion

2 Oct 2009

Andrew Strauss and Jonathan Trott (England)

250

Bangladesh

Birmingham

12 Jul 2010

Alex Hales and Joe Root (England)

248

Pakistan

Nottingham

30 Aug 2016

Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis (South Africa)

247

Ireland

Canberra

3 Mar 2015

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli (India)

246

West Indies

Guwahati

21 Oct 2018

Sachin Tendulkar and Saurav Ganguly (India)

244

Namibia

Pietermaritzburg

23 Feb 2003

Saurav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid (India)

236

Sri Lanka

Nagpur

22 Mar 1999

Sachin Tendulkar and Navjot Sidhu (India)

231

Pakistan

Sharjah

15 Apr 1996

The highest 2nd wicket partnership for Bangladesh is 220 and that was made by Imrul Kayes and Soumya Sarkar against Zimbabwe at Chattogram on 26 Oct 2018. For New Zealand, the highest partnership for the second wicket is 179 runs against Bangladesh at Nelson on 31 Dec 2016.

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