Top 10 Highest Partnerships In ODI Cricket History

September 18, 2020 By Sourav


Top 10 Highest Partnerships In ODI Cricket History

In cricket, a lot depends on the batsmen. As a cricket stands on the crease with a bat in hand, waiting for the delivery of the bowler so that he can smash a large score. However, at a time when the responsibility of the entire team is upon the shoulders of a batsman, it is difficult to chase a big run or set a score that will be difficult for the opponents to follow. A batsman needs a good partnership from another batsman, which is why there are two batsmen on the crease. Some batsmen are often more comfortable in partnering with certain teammates than the others. Some partnerships just click, all of a sudden. Let us take a look at the Top 10 Highest Partnerships In ODI Cricket History.

Highest Partnerships In ODI Cricket History

10. David Warner and Steven Smith

Australia faced Afghanistan in the 26th match of Pool A in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth, hosted that match on 4th March 2015. David Warner and Steven Smith of the Australia national cricket team achieved a 2nd wicket partnership of 260 runs. They made that spectacular partnership against Afghanistan on that match. And now, it holds the tenth place in our list of top 10 highest partnerships in ODI cricket history.

David Warner scored 178 runs in 133 balls with 19 boundaries and 5 over-boundaries, and on the other hand, Steven Smith scored 95 runs in 98 balls with the help of 8 boundaries and an over-boundary. Australia won the match against Afghanistan by 275 runs. And, David Warner was declared player of the match for his batting performance.

9. Aamir Sohail and Inzamam-ul-Haq

Pakistan faced New Zealand in the 2nd semifinal of the 1994 Pepsi Austral-Asia Cup. Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium hosted that match on 20th April 1994. Aamir Sohail and Inzamam-ul-Haq of the Pakistan national cricket team achieved a 2nd wicket partnership of 263 runs. They made that against New Zealand on that match. And now, it holds the ninth place in our list of top 10 highest partnerships in ODI cricket history.

Aamir Sohail scored 134 runs in 146 balls with 13 boundaries, and on the other hand, Inzamam-ul-Haq scored 137 runs in 129 balls with the help of 15 boundaries. Pakistan won the match against New Zealand by 62 runs. And, Inzamam-ul-Haq was declared player of the match for his batting performance.

8. Grant Elliott and Luke Ronchi

New Zealand faced Sri Lanka in the 5th ODI of 2015 Sri Lanka in New Zealand ODI Series. University Oval, Dunedin, hosted that match on 23rd January 2015. Grant Elliott and Luke Ronchi of the New Zealand national cricket team achieved a 6th wicket partnership of 267* runs. They made that partnership against Sri Lanka on that match. And now, it holds the eighth place in our list of top 10 highest partnerships in ODI cricket history.

Grant Elliott scored 104* runs in 96 balls with 7 boundaries and 2 over-boundaries, and on the other hand, Luke Ronchi scored 170* runs in 99 balls with the help of 14 boundaries and 9 over-boundaries. New Zealand won the match against Sri Lanka by 108 runs. Luke Ronchi achieved the player of the match award for his batting performance.

7. James Marshall and Brendon McCullum

New Zealand faced Ireland in the 1st match of the 2008 Associates Tri-Series in Scotland. Mannofield Park, Aberdeen, hosted that match on 1st July 2008. Marshall and Brendon McCullum of the New Zealand national cricket team achieved a 1st wicket partnership of 274 runs. They made that innings against Ireland on that match. And now, it holds the seventh place in our list of top 10 highest partnerships in ODI cricket history.

James Marshall scored 161 runs in 141 balls with 11 boundaries and 4 over-boundaries, and on the other hand, Brendon McCullum scored 166 runs in 135 balls with the help of 12 boundaries and 10 over-boundaries. New Zealand won the match against Ireland by 290 runs. And, Brendon McCullum won the player of the match award for his batting performance.

6. Mohammad Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja

India faced Zimbabwe in the 5th match of the 1998 Pepsi Triangular Series. Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, hosted that match on 9th April 1998. Mohammad Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja of the Indian national cricket team achieved a 4th wicket partnership of 275* runs. They made that against Zimbabwe on that match. And now, it deserves its mention in our list of top 10 highest partnerships in ODI cricket history.

One of the best captains in cricket history, Mohammad Azharuddin, scored 153* runs in 150 balls with 17 boundaries and 1 over-boundary, and on the other hand, Ajay Jadeja scored 116* runs in 121 balls with the help of 6 boundaries and 2 over-boundaries. India won the match against Zimbabwe by 32 runs. And, Mohammad Azharuddin received the player of the match award for his batting performance.

5. Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan

Sri Lanka faced Zimbabwe in the 26th match of Group A in ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. Pallekele International Cricket Stadium hosted that match on 10th March 2011. Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan of the Sri Lankan national cricket team achieved a 1st wicket partnership of 282 runs. They made that partnership against Zimbabwe on that match. And now, it holds the fifth place in our list of top 10 highest partnerships in ODI cricket history.

Upul Tharanga scored 133 runs in 141 balls with 17 boundaries. And on the other hand, Tillakaratne Dilshan scored 144 runs in 131 balls. He made that with the help of 16 boundaries and 1 over-boundary. Sri Lanka won the match against Zimbabwe by 139 runs. And, Tillakaratne Dilshan received the player of the match award for his batting performance.

4. Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya

Sri Lanka faced England in the 5th match of the 2006 NatWest Series. Headingley cricket ground, Leeds, hosted this match on 1st July 2006. Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya of the Sri Lankan national cricket team achieved a 1st wicket partnership of 286 runs. They made that brilliant partnership that deserves the fourth place in our list of top 10 highest partnerships in ODI.

Upul Tharanga scored 109 runs in 102 balls with 14 boundaries and 1 over-boundary. And on the other hand, Sanath Jayasuriya scored 152 runs in 99 balls with 20 boundaries and 4 over-boundaries. Sri Lanka won the match against England by 8 wickets. And, Sanath Jayasuriya received the player of the match award for his batting performance.

3. Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid

India faced Sri Lanka in the 21st match of Group A in ICC World Cup 1999. The County Ground, Taunton, hosted that match on 26th May 1999. Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid of the Indian national cricket team achieved a 2nd wicket partnership of 318 runs. And, that partnership now holds the third place in our list of top 10 highest partnerships in ODI cricket history.

One of the greatest left-handed batsmen, Sourav Ganguly, scored 183 runs in 158 balls with 17 boundaries and 7 over-boundaries, and on the other hand, Rahul Dravid scored 145 runs in 129 balls with the help of 17 boundaries and 1 over-boundary. India won the match against Sri Lanka by 157 runs. And, Sourav Ganguly received the player of the match award for his batting performance.

2. Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid

India faced New Zealand in the 2nd match of New Zealand in India ODI Series. Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad, Deccan, hosted that match on 8th November 1999. Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid of the Indian national cricket team achieved a 2nd wicket partnership of 331 runs. And, they did that against New Zealand on that match. This partnership now deserves the second place in our list of the top 10 highest partnerships in ODI cricket history.

One of the greatest cricketers of all time, Sachin Tendulkar, scored 186* runs in 150 balls with 20 boundaries and 3 over-boundaries, and on the other hand, Rahul Dravid scored 153 runs in 153 balls with the help of 15 boundaries and 2 over-boundaries. India won the match against New Zealand by 174 runs. And, Sachin Tendulkar received the player of the match award for his batting performance.

1. Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels

West Indies faced Zimbabwe in the 15th match of Pool B in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Manuka Oval, Canberra, hosted that match on 24th February 2015. Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels of the West Indies national cricket team achieved a 2nd wicket partnership of 372 runs. And, they did that against Zimbabwe on that match. This partnership now deserves the top place in our list of top 10 highest partnerships in ODI cricket history.

One of the best hard-hitters in cricket, Chris Gayle, scored 215 runs in 147 balls with 10 boundaries and 16 over-boundaries, and on the other hand, Marlon Samuels scored 133* runs in 156 balls with the help of 11 boundaries and 3 over-boundaries. West Indies won the match against Zimbabwe by 73 runs. And, Chris Gayle received the player of the match award for his batting performance.

Together, these batsmen have set records that have won matches and made their place in the history of the sport. The batsmen, individually, are quite talented. But together, their joined forces have created magic on the field and created memorable moments.

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