Often we’ve seen batsmen sent their home crowd into ecstasy either by playing a magnanimous knock or while laying hands at the coveted trophy. In such a prospect, the highest partnership in ODIs for any wicket has traditionally set the tone for distinct teams in the top-flight cricket.
At the same time, the highest partnership in ODIs for any wicket involved players in an intriguing phase which eventually emerged as a thrilling script while involving batters in particular.
List of Batsmen with highest partnership in ODIs for any wicket:
- Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels- 327-run stand vs Zimbabwe:
Swashbuckling Windies opener Chris Gayle has set a record-partnership of 372 runs alongside explosive batsman Marlon Samuels. In the Pool B clash, the Caribbean batsmen played an imperative role against Zimbabwe at Canberra during the 15th game of 2015 ICC World Cup.
For the second-wicket, both achieved the milestone on 24th of February 2015. In that particular game, the southpaw Gayle smashed a sensational double hundred. He cracked 147-ball 215. Moreover, the right-handed batsman Samuels remained unbeaten on 133 off 156 deliveries.
Both batters set the highest partnership in ODIs for any wicket.
The Windies clinched the game by 73 runs by the Duckworth Lewis (DLS) method.
- Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid- 331-run stand vs New Zealand:
Legendary Sachin Tendulkar and compact Rahul Dravid registered the second-best highest partnership in the day-long format in the home series. Tendulkar and Dravid stitched a staggering 331-run partnership while taking on New Zealand at Hyderabad on 8th of November 1999.
Also, India claimed a convincing win by 174 runs. The then skipper Tendulkar smashed unbeaten 186 off 150 balls, whereas, Rahul Dravid recorded run-a-ball 153.
Eventually, the right-handed batsman Dravid was caught by Stephen Fleming after spending 196 minutes at the crease. Tendulkar and Dravid hold a record for India regarding highest partnership in ODIs for any wicket.
- Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid- 318-run stand vs Sri Lanka:
Veteran cricketer Rahul Dravid, who had a knack of playing extended innings donning whites did equally best in colours for the Men in Blue.
In a 318-run stand against Sri Lanka Dravid alongside Sourav Ganguly owing to their significant contribution thrashed the Islanders by 157 runs at Taunton on 26th of May 1999.
During the ICC World Cup clash, India batted first to post 373 for six in 50 allotted overs. In response, Sri Lanka was bundled out on 216 in 42.3 overs.
The southpaw Ganguly racked up 183 of 158 deliveries at an average of 115.82. In his staggering knock, Ganguly smashed 17 fours and seven fours.
On the other side, graceful Dravid registered 145 off 129 deliveries. His innings was laced 17 fours and a solitary six to become the part of the highest partnership in ODIs for any wicket.
- Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman- 304-run stand vs Zimbabwe:
On July 20, 2018, Fakhar Zaman smashed a superb double hundred against hosts Zimbabwe at Bulawayo. The aggressive left-handed batsman Zaman eventually became first Pakistani batsman to register 200-run mark. He further smashed 210 off 156 balls at the strike-rate of 134.61. It pushed a case for Pakistan pair to record the highest partnership in ODIs for any wicket.
However, it was the same game in which Zaman alongside Imam-ul-Haq stitched a 304-run partnership for the first wicket. Imam went on to register 113 off 122 balls.
Batting first, Pakistan registered a mammoth total of 399 for one in 50-overs. However, Zimbabweans were strangulated at 155 in 42.4 overs. Thus, Pakistan won the game by whopping 244 runs.
- Upul Tharanga, Sanath Jayasuriya- 286-run stand vs England:
Sri Lankan opening pair Sanath Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga had taken England bowlers to cleaners during their 286-run stand at Leeds on Julys 1st 2006. Further, they’ve been an integral part of the highest partnership in ODIs for any wicket.
While chasing down the target of 322, the Islanders openers accelerate the innings by smashing English bowlers all-around the park. Jayasuriya blasted 99-ball 152, whereas, Tharanga registered 109 off 102 deliveries. It eventually helped the visitors to clinch the by eight wickets and 75 balls to spare.
Following a hard-fought century from the Three Lions’ opening batsman Marcus Trescothick, Tharanga and Jayasuriya made chase very easy.
- David Warner, Travis Head- 284-run stand vs Pakistan:
Australia’s aggressive opener alongside promising youngster registered sixth highest partnership in ODIs for any wicket. They achieved the remarkable feat against Pakistan at Adelaide at on 26th of January 2017.
Batting first, hosts put up 369 for seven on board courtesy a century each from Warner and Head. The opening batsmen further put up 284 runs for the first wicket in 41.3 overs.
Warner smashed 179 off just 128 deliveries. His innings was laced with 19 fours and five sixes. On the other side, Head scored 137-ball 128.
Moreover, Azhar Ali-led Pakistan managed 312 in 49.1 overs before losing the game by 57 runs.
- Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla- 282* run stand vs Bangladesh:
On the 15th of October 2017, South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock is also involved in the highest partnership in ODIs for any wicket. He stitched the partnership alongside his teammate Hashim Amla against Bangladesh at Kimberley.
The southpaw de Kock helped the Proteas to chase down the target of 279 runs in 42.5 overs with all ten wickets in hand. He smashed a brilliant 168* off 145 balls.
Well, the prominent batsman Amla remained unbeaten on 110 off 112 balls. The partnership between de Kock and Amla stands seventh on the overall list owing to the highest partnership by batsmen for any wicket in the day-long format.
- Upul Tharanga, TM Dilshan- 282 run stand vs Zimbabwe:
Sri Lankan Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne produced a rollicking show with the bat against Zimbabwe at Kandy in March 2011. Over the years, the highest partnership in ODIs for any wicket has frustrated the bowlers.
Tharanga alongside Dilshan opened the innings for the then Kumar Sangakkara-led side. Both went on to register a 282-run partnership, for the first wicket at the Pallekelle Stadium.
Dilshan, who is more known for scoring runs at pace, scored 144 off 131 balls. Tharanga on the other side was resolute in approach. He registered 133 off 141 deliveries.
However, in response, Zimbabwe crumbled under pressure before the visitors were bundled out on 188 in 39 overs.
The Islanders bagged an easy win by 139 runs, and Dilshan was adjudged Man of the Match for his brilliant show with the bat.
- Mohammad Azharuddin, Ajay Jadeja- 275* run stand vs Zimbabwe:
Former Team India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin stitched unbeaten 275-run stand alongside Ajay Jadeja for the fourth wicket at Cuttack against Zimbabwe.
Azharuddin played a pivotal role for India during his captaincy stint which further saw him yielding desired results with the bat. And he would’ve cherished the highest partnership in ODIs for any wicket alongside Jadeja.
However, Jadeja, who emerged as a brilliant fielder also delivered goods from time to time.
During the Pepsi Triangular series in April 1998, Azharuddin smashed 153 off 153 balls, and Jadeja recorded 116 off 121 deliveries which helped India to post 301 for three.
Coming to chase done a 300-plus target Zimbabweans didn’t have a good start. However, Grant Flower’s 102 off 118 balls kept visitors in the run chase. But in the end, the Zimbabwean team was bundled out on 169 in 48.4 overs.
India won the game by 32 runs as Azharuddin bagged a Player of the Match award after being the tour de force regarding the highest partnership in ODIs for any wicket.
- James Marshall, Brendon McCullum 274 run stand vs Ireland Aberdeen:
Kiwis James Marshall alongside flamboyant Brendon McCullum recorded a 274-run stand against Ireland on 1st of July 2008 at Aberdeen. Both set overall tenth highest partnership in ODIs for any wicket.
Opening pair in the form of Marshall and McCullum thrashed Irish bowling line-up by picking a flurry of boundaries. Batting first owing to an Associate Tri-series in Scotland, the Black Caps posted 402 for two in 50 allotted overs.
Interestingly, McCullum smashed 135-ball 166 as Marshall managed to record 141-ball 161 runs. McCullum during his knock smashed 10 maximums and 12 fours.
Before culminating the chart, New Zealand clinched the match by massive 290 runs after rattling Ireland on 102 in 28.4 overs. Tim Southee alongside Michael Mason bagged three wickets each.
Have a look at the table for the highest partnership in ODIs for any wicket:
|1||CH Gayle, MN Samuels||372||2nd||West Indies||v Zimbabwe||Canberra|
|2||SR Tendulkar, R Dravid||331||2nd||India||v New Zealand||Hyderabad (Deccan)|
|3||SC Ganguly, R Dravid||318||2nd||India||v Sri Lanka||Taunton|
|4||Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman||304||1st||Pakistan||v Zimbabwe||Bulawayo|
|5||WU Tharanga, ST Jayasuriya||286||1st||Sri Lanka||v England||Leeds|
|6||DA Warner, TM Head||284||1st||Australia||v Pakistan||Adelaide|
|7||Q de Kock, HM Amla||282*||1st||South Africa||v Bangladesh||Kimberley|
|8||WU Tharanga, TM Dilshan||282||1st||Sri Lanka||v Zimbabwe||Pallekele|
|9||M Azharuddin, A Jadeja||275*||4th||India||v Zimbabwe||Cuttack|
|10||JAH Marshall, BB McCullum||274||1st||New Zealand||v Ireland||Aberdeen|
|11||GD Elliott, L Ronchi||267*||6th||New Zealand||v Sri Lanka||Dunedin|
|12||Aamer Sohail, Inzamam-ul-Haq||263||2nd||Pakistan||v New Zealand||Sharjah|
|13||DA Warner, SPD Smith||260||2nd||Australia||v Afghanistan||Perth|
|14||SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar||258||1st||India||v Kenya||Paarl|
|15||DM Bravo, D Ramdin||258||3rd||West Indies||v Bangladesh||Basseterre|
|16||Saleem Elahi, Abdul Razzaq||257||2nd||Pakistan||v South Africa||Port Elizabeth|
|17||DA Miller, JP Duminy||256*||5th||South Africa||v Zimbabwe||Hamilton|
|18||JJ Roy, AD Hales||256*||1st||England||v Sri Lanka||Birmingham|
|19||Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni||256||4th||India||v England||Cuttack|
|20||SR Watson, RT Ponting||252*||2nd||Australia||v England||Centurion|
|21||SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar||252||1st||India||v Sri Lanka||Colombo (RPS)|
|22||F du Plessis, DA Miller||252||4th||South Africa||v Australia||Hobart|
|23||AJ Strauss, IJL Trott||250||2nd||England||v Bangladesh||Birmingham|
|24||AD Hales, JE Root||248||2nd||England||v Pakistan||Nottingham|
|25||HM Amla, RR Rossouw||247||1st||South Africa||v West Indies||Johannesburg|
|26||HM Amla, RR Rossouw||247||3rd||South Africa||v West Indies||Centurion|
|27||HM Amla, F du Plessis||247||2nd||South Africa||v Ireland||Canberra|
|28||AJ Finch, SE Marsh||246||1st||Australia||v Scotland||Edinburgh|
|29||RG Sharma, V Kohli||246||2nd||India||v West Indies||Guwahati|
|30||SR Tendulkar, SC Ganguly||244||2nd||India||v Namibia||Pietermaritzburg|
|31||SPD Smith, GJ Bailey||242||3rd||Australia||v India||Perth|
|32||Q de Kock, HM Amla||239||1st||South Africa||v England||Centurion|
|33||HM Amla, AB de Villiers||238||3rd||South Africa||v Pakistan||Johannesburg|
|34||R Dravid, SR Tendulkar||237*||3rd||India||v Kenya||Bristol|
|35||MS Atapattu, ST Jayasuriya||237||1st||Sri Lanka||v Australia||Sydney|
|36||RT Ponting, A Symonds||237||4th||Australia||v Sri Lanka||Sydney|
|37||MJ Guptill, TWM Latham||236*||1st||New Zealand||v Zimbabwe||Harare|
|38||SC Ganguly, R Dravid||236||2nd||India||v Sri Lanka||Nagpur|
|39||G Kirsten, HH Gibbs||235||1st||South Africa||v India||Kochi|
|40||RT Ponting, DR Martyn||234*||3rd||Australia||v India||Johannesburg|
|41||DJ Cullinan, JN Rhodes||232||4th||South Africa||v Pakistan||Nairobi (Gym)|
|42||WU Tharanga, TM Dilshan||231*||1st||Sri Lanka||v England||Colombo (RPS)|
|43||SR Tendulkar, NS Sidhu||231||2nd||India||v Pakistan||Sharjah|
|44||AM Rahane, S Dhawan||231||1st||India||v Sri Lanka||Cuttack|
|45||AJ Finch, DA Warner||231||1st||Australia||v India||Bengaluru|
|46||Saeed Anwar, Ijaz Ahmed||230||3rd||Pakistan||v India||Dhaka|
|47||RG Sharma, V Kohli||230||2nd||India||v New Zealand||Kanpur|
|48||N Dickwella, MD Gunathilaka||229||1st||Sri Lanka||v Zimbabwe||Hambantota|
|49||Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat||228*||1st||Pakistan||v Zimbabwe||Harare|
|50||JF Kloppenburg, KJJ van Noortwijk||228||2nd||Netherlands||v Namibia||Bloemfontein|
|51||WTS Porterfield, KJ O’Brien||227||4th||Ireland||v Kenya||Nairobi (Ruaraka)|
|52||EJG Morgan, RS Bopara||226*||5th||England||v Ireland||Dublin (Malahide)|
|53||S Chanderpaul, CL Hooper||226||4th||West Indies||v South Africa||East London|
|54||MS Atapattu, DPMD Jayawardene||226||3rd||Sri Lanka||v India||Sharjah|
|55||AJ Strauss, A Flintoff||226||4th||England||v West Indies||Lord’s|
|56||DN Chudasama, KO Otieno||225||1st||Kenya||v Bangladesh||Nairobi (Gym)|
|57||AC Gilchrist, RT Ponting||225||2nd||Australia||v England||Melbourne|
|58||DM Jones, AR Border||224*||3rd||Australia||v Sri Lanka||Adelaide|
|59||G Gambhir, V Kohli||224||3rd||India||v Sri Lanka||Kolkata|
|60||Mohammad Hafeez, Nasir Jamshed||224||1st||Pakistan||v India||Dhaka|
|61||H Masakadza, Sikandar Raza||224||1st||Zimbabwe||v Afghanistan||Bulawayo|
|62||Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah||224||5th||Bangladesh||v New Zealand||Cardiff|
|63||M Azharuddin, A Jadeja||223||5th||India||v Sri Lanka||Colombo (RPS)|
|64||Shoaib Malik, Younis Khan||223||3rd||Pakistan||v Hong Kong||Colombo (SSC)|
|65||MG Bevan, SR Waugh||222||4th||Australia||v South Africa||Melbourne (Docklands)|
|66||CG Greenidge, IVA Richards||221||2nd||West Indies||v India||Jamshedpur|
|67||V Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh||221||3rd||India||v Sri Lanka||Colombo (RPS)|
|68||HM Amla, AB de Villiers||221||3rd||South Africa||v Netherlands||Mohali|
|69||JJ Roy, JE Root||221||3rd||England||v Australia||Melbourne|
|70||A Symonds, MJ Clarke||220||5th||Australia||v New Zealand||Wellington|
|71||Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar||220||2nd||Bangladesh||v Zimbabwe||Chattogram|
|72||ME Waugh, RT Ponting||219||2nd||Australia||v Zimbabwe||Delhi|
|73||ML Hayden, RT Ponting||219||2nd||Australia||v India||Visakhapatnam|
|74||Naved Latif, Inzamam-ul-Haq||219||3rd||Pakistan||v Sri Lanka||Sharjah|
|75||JP Duminy, AB de Villiers||219||3rd||South Africa||v Zimbabwe||Benoni|
|76||RG Sharma, V Kohli||219||2nd||India||v Sri Lanka||Colombo (RPS)|
|77||Karim Sadiq, Mohammad Shahzad||218*||2nd||Afghanistan||v Scotland||Ayr|
|78||DPMD Jayawardene, MS Dhoni||218||6th||Asia XI||v Africa XI||Chennai|
|79||AM Samad, A Bagai||217||3rd||Canada||v Bermuda||King City (NW)|
|80||WU Tharanga, DPMD Jayawardene||215||1st||Sri Lanka||v Bangladesh||Dhaka|
|81||ST Jayasuriya, PA de Silva||213*||3rd||Sri Lanka||v Pakistan||Lahore|
|82||GA Hick, NH Fairbrother||213||3rd||England||v West Indies||Lord’s|
|83||VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh||213||4th||India||v Australia||Sydney|
|84||WU Tharanga, DPMD Jayawardene||213||1st||Sri Lanka||v India||Kingston|
|85||V Kohli, AM Rahane||213||3rd||India||v Bangladesh||Fatullah|
|86||RG Sharma, SS Iyer||213||2nd||India||v Sri Lanka||Mohali|
|87||HDRL Thirimanne, KC Sangakkara||212*||2nd||Sri Lanka||v England||Wellington|
|88||GR Marsh, DC Boon||212||1st||Australia||v India||Jaipur|
|89||S Dhawan, V Kohli||212||2nd||India||v Australia||Canberra|
|90||KA Edwards, DJ Bravo||211||4th||West Indies||v New Zealand||Hamilton|
|91||RG Sharma, AT Rayudu||211||3rd||India||v West Indies||Mumbai (BS)|
|92||TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara||210*||2nd||Sri Lanka||v Bangladesh||Melbourne|
|93||AJ Strauss, PD Collingwood||210||4th||England||v Bangladesh||Nottingham|
|94||RG Sharma, S Dhawan||210||1st||India||v Pakistan||Dubai (DSC)|
|95||G Gambhir, V Kohli||209*||3rd||India||v England||Delhi|
|96||G Kirsten, ND McKenzie||209||2nd||South Africa||v Kenya||Cape Town|
|97||N Dickwella, MD Gunathilaka||209||1st||Sri Lanka||v Zimbabwe||Hambantota|
|98||CS MacLeod, RD Berrington||208||3rd||Scotland||v Afghanistan||Bulawayo|
|99||ME Waugh, SR Waugh||207||3rd||Australia||v Kenya||Visakhapatnam|
|100||RG Sharma, V Kohli||207||2nd||India||v Australia||Perth|
|101||Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan||207||2nd||Bangladesh||v West Indies||Providence|
|102||AC Gilchrist, ME Waugh||206||1st||Australia||v West Indies||Brisbane|
|103||Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Yousuf||206||4th||Pakistan||v India||Centurion|
|104||F du Plessis, AB de Villiers||206||3rd||South Africa||v Australia||Harare|
|105||KS Williamson, LRPL Taylor||206||3rd||New Zealand||v England||Southampton|
|106||DL Haynes, IVA Richards||205||2nd||West Indies||v Australia||Melbourne|
|107||Mohsin Khan, Zaheer Abbas||205||2nd||Pakistan||v India||Multan|
|108||Moin-ul-Atiq, Ijaz Ahmed||205||3rd||Pakistan||v Bangladesh||Chittagong|
|109||Salman Butt, Younis Khan||205||2nd||Pakistan||v India||Dhaka|
|110||Noor Ali Zadran, Mohammad Shahzad||205||2nd||Afghanistan||v Canada||Sharjah|
|111||G Gambhir, V Kohli||205||2nd||India||v Sri Lanka||Dhaka|
|112||WTS Porterfield, PR Stirling||205||1st||Ireland||v U.A.E.||Harare|
|113||Inzamam-ul-Haq, Saleem Malik||204||2nd||Pakistan||v Sri Lanka||Rawalpindi|
|114||Saeed Anwar, Rameez Raja||204||1st||Pakistan||v Sri Lanka||Sharjah|
|115||L Vincent, SP Fleming||204||1st||New Zealand||v Zimbabwe||Bulawayo|
|116||MJ Clarke, BJ Hodge||204||4th||Australia||v Netherlands||Basseterre|
|117||GM Hamilton, DF Watts||203||1st||Scotland||v Canada||Aberdeen|
|118||V Sehwag, V Kohli||203||3rd||India||v Bangladesh||Dhaka|
|119||GA Gooch, DI Gower||202||2nd||England||v Australia||Lord’s|
|120||Rameez Raja, Saeed Anwar||202||1st||Pakistan||v Sri Lanka||Adelaide|
|121||SV Carlisle, SM Ervine||202||4th||Zimbabwe||v India||Adelaide|
|122||SC Ganguly, V Sehwag||202||2nd||India||v Bermuda||Port of Spain|
|123||WU Tharanga, DPMD Jayawardene||202||1st||Sri Lanka||v Pakistan||Dambulla|
|124||RG Sharma, V Kohli||202||3rd||India||v Sri Lanka||Kolkata|
|125||G Gambhir, V Sehwag||201*||1st||India||v New Zealand||Hamilton|
|126||V Sehwag, R Dravid||201||3rd||India||v Pakistan||Kochi|
|127||WU Tharanga, ST Jayasuriya||201||1st||Sri Lanka||v New Zealand||Napier|
|128||ST Jayasuriya, KC Sangakkara||201||1st||Sri Lanka||v Bangladesh||Karachi|
|129||Shoaib Malik, Haris Sohail||201||3rd||Pakistan||v Zimbabwe||Lahore|
|130||WTS Porterfield, A Balbirnie||201||2nd||Ireland||v U.A.E.||ICCA Dubai|
|131||SC Williams, S Chanderpaul||200*||1st||West Indies||v India||Bridgetown|
|132||Shoaib Malik, Yousuf Youhana||200*||3rd||Pakistan||v Sri Lanka||Karachi|
|133||ME Trescothick, VS Solanki||200||1st||England||v South Africa||The Oval|
|134||ML Hayden, RT Ponting||200||2nd||Australia||v New Zealand||Perth|
|135||TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara||200||2nd||Sri Lanka||v India||Hobart|
|136||V Kohli, KM Jadhav||200||5th||India||v England||Pune|
|137||LRPL Taylor, TWM Latham||200||4th||New Zealand||v India||Mumbai|