Highest 2nd wicket partnership in the history of the T20 Internationals

The T20 international is a game that is played over a period of 20 overs where a lot of things can change very quickly at any time, and the game can turn at any time. There are times when a team gets off to a good start and there are times when it fails. There is a key role that the number three batsman plays in any cricket team because it is likely that he will have to face a new ball if the team loses its first wicket quite early in the game.

Highest 2nd wicket partnership in the history of the T20 Internationals

There is a lot of pressure on the batsman at the number 3 position in the new ball game, especially during the Powerplay, to maintain the run rate and play under pressure. Whenever a team builds up a good partnership for the second wicket, then that gives them the opportunity and strength to be able to play their game freely in the middle order of the batting order. The 3rd wicket partnership has crossed the 100-run mark 54 times out of the 54 times that T20 International matches have been played in the past.

Sanju Samsun and Deepak Hooda are the two players who made the highest partnership between 2nd wickets in T20I which is 176 runs, which took place against Ireland in Ireland on 28th June 2022 as a pair of Indians. Toss was won by India and they decided to bat first as they won the toss.

JC Buttler and DJ Malan are the second-highest 2nd wicket partnerships in T20 International history with an unbeaten 167 runs. This partnership was built against South Africa in Cape Town on 1 December 2020 when the pair scored unbeaten 167 runs.

Sri Lanka made the third highest score on 7 May 2010 and was followed by Pakistan on 8 May 2010. Sri Lanka’s DPMD Jayawardene and West Indies’ KC Sangakkara added 166 runs for the second wicket against West Indies Bridgetown in their first bilateral match. During the cricket matches, you can check out the cricket odds also.

The first 100+ runs were scored by R Sharma and V Kohli for India as a 2nd wicket partnership during a T20I against West Indies at Dhaka on 23rd March 2014, which was the first 100+ runs that were scored for India that summer.

There were eight times in the history of T20I that the Indian team had scored 100 or more runs from a second-wicket partnership. The best and highest partnership between the 2nd wicket in a T20I between India and South Africa, which was 138 runs, was built by R Sharma and V Kohli.

During that match played in Dharamsala on the 2nd of October 2015, Rohit Sharma struck a century. New Zealand’s MJ Guptill and KS Williamson scored a 2nd wicket partnership of 131 runs against Australia on 25 February 2021, which was the most recent partnership between the two players.

The Indian batting pair has made the highest number of 100+ 2nd wicket partnerships (9 times) in the T20 International competition in the past nine years, followed by Pakistan six times, South Africa five times, England four times, Sri Lanka four times, New Zealand three times, Australia two times, and the West Indies two times.

A second-wicket partnership of 200+ can be a new record in the future, as more records can be set and more records will be broken.

Highest Partnership in T20 International History

Highest Opening Partnership in T20 International

Highest 2nd wicket partnership in T20

Batsmen (Team)RunsAgainstVenueDate
Sanju Samson and Deepak Hooda
176IrelandDublin28 Jun 2022
Jos Buttler and Dawid Malan
167*South AfricaCape Town1 Dec 2020
Jayawardene and Sangakkara
(Sri Lanka)
166West IndiesBridgetown7 May 2010
Alex Hales and Ravi Bopara
159West IndiesNottingham24 Jun 2012
Ravija Sandaruwan and Adnan Idrees
156QatarDoha6 Jul 2019
Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels
(West Indies)
152South AfricaJohannesburg11 Jan 2015
Paras Khadka and Aarif Sheikh (Nepal)145SingapurSingapur28 Sep 2019
Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene
(Sri Lanka)
145*EnglandChattogram27 Mar 2014
Max O’Dowd and Ben Cooper
144IrelandDublin18 Sep 2019
Ahmed Shehzad and Mohammad Hafeez
143*ZimbabweHarare24 Aug 2013
Paul Hennessy and Yasir Ali (Spain)142*GermanyAlmeria8 Mar 2020
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli (India)138South AfricaDharamsala2 Oct 2015
Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah
132*West IndiesDhaka10 Dec 2012
Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez
131*BangladeshLahore25 Jan 2020
Michael Swart and Ben Cooper
131NepalAmstelveen1 Jul 2015
Reeza Hendricks and Faf du Plessis
(South Africa)
131PakistanCape Town1 Feb 2019
Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson
(New Zealand)
131AustraliaDunedin25 Feb 2021
Jos Buttler and Dawid Malan
130IndiaAhmedabad20 Mar 2021

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