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Stats: Top 10 highest runs partnerships in T20I


  • New Zealand opening batsmen made unbeaten 171 runs partnership against Pakistan at Hamilton on Sunday while they were chasing 169 runs in the 2nd T20I match.

    Chasing down 169 runs in 20 overs, New Zealand’s two openers Martin Guptill and skipper Kane Williamson smashed all the Pakistani bowlers. Guptill remained unbeaten at the end on 87 runs off 58 balls with 9-fours and 4-sixes while Williamson remained not out till the end at 72 runs off 48 balls with 11-fours. New Zealand reached the target in 17.4 overs without losing any wicket.

    Guptill and Williamson broke the record of the highest run partnership for all wickets in the T20I international cricket. The previous best partnership was also for the first wicket of 170 runs between South African opening batsmen Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman against England at Centurion in 2009.

    Alex Hales has been involved most times in this partnership list. He is involved three times in this list while West Indian batsman Chris Gayle is involved twice in this list. Former Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene is also involved two times in this list.

    No partnership from India and Australia has taken the spot in the top 10. India’s highest T20I partnership was 138 runs between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for the second wicket while Australia’s highest T20I partnership was 133 runs between Shane Watson and David Warner for the first wicket.

    Here is the list of top 10 highest runs partnership in T20Is:

     

    Partners

    Runs

    Wkt

    Team

    Opposition

    Ground

    Date

    Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson

    171*

    1st

    New Zealand

    Pakistan

    Hamilton

    17.01.2016

    Greame Smith, Loots Bosman

    170

    1st

    South Africa

    England

    Centurion

    15.11.2009

    Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara

    166

    2nd

    Sri Lanka

    West Indies

    Bridgetown

    07.05.2010

    Alex Hales, Ravi Bopara

    159

    2nd

    England

    West Indies

    Nottingham

    24.06.2012

    Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan

    152

    3rd

    England

    Sri Lanka

    Chittagong

    27.03.2014

    Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels

    152

    2nd

    West Indies

    South Africa

    Johannesburg

    11.01.2015

    Chris Gayle, Devon Smith

    145

    1st

    West Indies

    South Africa

    Johannesburg

    11.09.2007

    Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene

    145

    2nd

    Sri Lanka

    England

    Chittagong

    27.03.2014

    Michael Lumb, Alex Hales

    143*

    1st

    England

    New Zealand

    Wellington

    15.02.2013

    Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez

    143*

    2nd

    Pakistan

    Zimbabwe

    Harare

    24.08.2013

    Kamran Akmal, Salman Butt

    142

    1st

    Pakistan

    Bangladesh

    St Lucia

    01.05.2010

     

     

     

     

     

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