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.
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 2nd wicket partnership in T20
|Sanju Samson and Deepak Hooda|
|176||Ireland||Dublin||28 Jun 2022|
|Jos Buttler and Dawid Malan|
|167*||South Africa||Cape Town||1 Dec 2020|
|Jayawardene and Sangakkara|
|166||West Indies||Bridgetown||7 May 2010|
|Alex Hales and Ravi Bopara|
|159||West Indies||Nottingham||24 Jun 2012|
|Ravija Sandaruwan and Adnan Idrees|
|156||Qatar||Doha||6 Jul 2019|
|Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels|
|152||South Africa||Johannesburg||11 Jan 2015|
|Paras Khadka and Aarif Sheikh (Nepal)||145||Singapur||Singapur||28 Sep 2019|
|Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene|
|145*||England||Chattogram||27 Mar 2014|
|Max O’Dowd and Ben Cooper|
|144||Ireland||Dublin||18 Sep 2019|
|Ahmed Shehzad and Mohammad Hafeez|
|143*||Zimbabwe||Harare||24 Aug 2013|
|Paul Hennessy and Yasir Ali (Spain)||142*||Germany||Almeria||8 Mar 2020|
|Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli (India)||138||South Africa||Dharamsala||2 Oct 2015|
|Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah|
|132*||West Indies||Dhaka||10 Dec 2012|
|Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez|
|131*||Bangladesh||Lahore||25 Jan 2020|
|Michael Swart and Ben Cooper|
|131||Nepal||Amstelveen||1 Jul 2015|
|Reeza Hendricks and Faf du Plessis|
|131||Pakistan||Cape Town||1 Feb 2019|
|Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson|
|131||Australia||Dunedin||25 Feb 2021|
|Jos Buttler and Dawid Malan|
|130||India||Ahmedabad||20 Mar 2021|
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