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Shai Hope And John Campbell Break All-Time Opening Partnership Record In ODIs

Michael Holding tips Shai Hope as the future of Windies cricket. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Windies openers Shai Hope and John Campbell scripted history on Sunday after they broke the all-time opening partnership record in the 50 overs format of the game. The duo of Shai Hope and Campbell achieved the feat during the 1st ODI of the ongoing tri-series against Ireland in Dublin.

The exceptional performance helped the duo get past Pakistan openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq who had added 304 runs for the opening wicket against Zimbabwe previous year. The record by Hope and Campbell will surely lift Windies as a nation as they look to spring in a surprise or two in the upcoming 2019 World Cup.

Shai Hope And John Campbell Break All-Time Opening Partnership Record In ODIs 1

The opening duo of Hope and Campbell shared a mammoth 365 runs for the opening wicket in 47.2 overs to script history. Eventually, it was Barry McCarthy who broke the marathon stand when he got rid of John Campbell. The latter was dismissed after scoring 179 of 137 deliveries. The knock included 15 fours and 6 sixes. Meanwhile, Shai Hope scored 170 of 152 deliveries which included 22 fours and a couple of monstrous sixes.

Meanwhile, the duo also became the 2nd pair in the history of ODI cricket to share a stand of more than 300 runs for the opening wicket. The India record is held by none other than the great Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly when they stitched together a sensational stand of 258 runs against Kenya at Paarl.

Here is a list showing the top ten opening-wicket stand:

Partners Runs Team Opposition Ground
Shai Hope, John Campbell 365 West Indies v Ireland Dublin
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman 304 Pakistan v Zimbabwe Bulawayo
WU Tharanga, ST Jayasuriya 286 Sri Lanka v England Leeds
DA Warner, TM Head 284 Australia v Pakistan Adelaide
Q de Kock, HM Amla 282* South Africa v Bangladesh Kimberley
WU Tharanga, TM Dilshan 282 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Pallekele
JAH Marshall, BB McCullum 274 New Zealand v Ireland Aberdeen
SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar 258 India v Kenya Paarl
JJ Roy, AD Hales 256* England v Sri Lanka Birmingham
SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar 252 India v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS)

 

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