In cricket, partnership is one of the most crucial things for the batting line-up as one strong partnership can change the entire situation of the game. Even a strong batsman can’t score the big runs if he doesn’t get the solid partnership.
In the ODI cricket, the Indian batsmen have recorded a lot of big partnerships which were the incredible stories in this format.
Here we are talking about the top five Indian ODI partnerships for any wicket till the date. (Last updated on 14th June 2020).
MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh – 256 runs (for 4th wicket vs England at Cuttack on 19th January 2017)
In limited-overs cricket, the former Indian World Cup-winning captain MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh was a great partner. This mentioned ODI was played just after Dhoni’s stepping down from the limited-overs captaincies of the national team.
In this Cuttack ODI, the first batting team India lost their first three wickets for just 25 runs. However, the experienced cricketers Yuvraj and Dhoni not only handled that situation impressively, but also guided the national team to the giant first innings total.
For the fourth wicket, Yuvraj and Dhoni put the 256 runs partnership. While the left-handed batsman Yuvraj scored 150 runs off 127 balls (21 fours and 3 sixes), right-handed wicket-keeper batsman Dhoni scored 134 runs off 122 balls (10 fours and 6 sixes). Their batting helped the Indian team to manage the first innings total of 381/6 (50 overs).
In reply, England were restricted to 366/8 (50 overs) as the hosts won that game by 15 runs.