You must have come across stats that have given us insights on highest partnerships in ODI cricket. While we all know that the record for highest partnership is held by Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid for their stand of 331 runs against New Zealand for 2nd wickets is still the best. But when we talk about unbeaten partnerships then there are many new names that make it to the list and there is one that has made its entry from the ongoing CWC 2015 too.

Unbeaten partnerships also hold a huge importance in any teams performance as the two partners who have played together for so long must finish the job as well for the team rather than getting out and leaving the new to handle the pressure –

Partners

Runs

Wkt

Team

Opp

Ground

Match Date

Md. Azharuddin, Ajay Jadeja

275*

4th

India

Zim

Cuttack

9 Apr, 1998

Grant Elliott, Luke Ronchi

267*

6th

New Zealand

SL

Dunedin

23 Jan, 2015

David Miller, JP Duminy

256*

5th

South Africa

Zim

Hamilton

15 Feb, 2015

Shane Watson, Ricky Ponting

252*

2nd

Australia

Eng

Centurion

2 Oct, 2009

Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar

237*

3rd

India

Ken

Bristol

23 May, 1999

Ricky Ponting, Damien Martyn

234*

3rd

Australia

Ind

Johannesburg

23 Mar, 2003

Upul Tharangs, T. Dilshan

231*

1st

Sri Lanka

Eng

Colombo

26 Mar, 2011

Md Hafeez, Imran Farhat

228*

1st

Pakistan

Zim

Harare

11 Sep, 2011

Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara

226*

5th

England

Ire

Dublin

3 Sep, 2013

DM Jones, Allan Border

224*

3rd

Australia

SL

Adelaide

28 Jan, 1985

 Stat updated till February 15, 2015

One thing that doesn’t change in both the stats (Highest partnerships and highest unbeaten partnerships) is that, India tops both of the lists. Here it is the partnership of Mohammed Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja of 275 runs against Zimbabwe. The most recent entrant into this list is the partnership of David Miller and JP Duminy. South Africa had lost 4 wickets with almost 100 runs on board and was in trouble against Zimbabwe. But this pair came to the teams rescue and both of them scored brilliantly centuries. They both ended the innings being not out with an unbeaten partnership of 256 runs. Making it the 3rd highest unbeaten partnership in One Day Internationals and highest ever in a World Cups.