Highest Partnership Against DC in IPL

Delhi Capitals, one of the first teams in the IPL since 2008, haven’t managed to win the big one yet. They’ve got a good bowling team, but sometimes opposing batters have had a field day against them. Let’s see which batsmen paired up and scored the most against Delhi in the IPL history.

Highest Partnership Against DC in IPL

#5. 5th Highest Partnership – Shikhar Dhawan & Kane Williamson 

In a 2017 IPL match in Hyderabad between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals, Hyderabad batted first and scored 191 runs for 4 wickets. Their openers Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner did not do well, but Kane Williamson played a great innings.
Williamson and Dhawan put on 136 runs together for a big partnership. Williamson made 89 runs while Dhawan hit 70 runs. Their huge stand made it very difficult for Delhi to win. In the end, Delhi could only score 176 runs for 5 wickets. Sunrisers won the close match by 15 runs, thanks to the big partnership between Williamson and Dhawan.

#4. 4th Highest Partnership – Manish Pandey & Robin Uthappa

In the 2012 IPL tournament, Delhi Daredevils scored a big total against Pune Warriors. Pune started their chase poorly, losing their first wicket with just 2 runs. But then, two batsmen named Manish Pandey and Robin Uthappa turned the game around!
They batted very well together, putting on 145 runs without losing any more wickets. This huge partnership helped Pune win the match easily in only 16 overs. Pandey made 80 runs and Uthappa scored 60 runs. This is the 4th highest score any team has ever made against Delhi in the IPL history.

#3. 3rd Highest Partnership – Jos Buttler & Devdutt Padikkal

In an IPL 2022 match against Delhi, Rajasthan scored 222 runs for 2 wickets after batting first at Wankhede stadium. Openers Jos Buttler and Devdutt Padikkal attacked the Delhi bowlers, putting on 155 runs together which is the third highest opening partnership in IPL history.

Buttler was very aggressive, scoring 116 runs from 65 balls. Padikkal gave good support, making 56 runs from 35 balls. Rajasthan’s huge score of 222 runs was too much for Delhi as they fell 15 runs short of the target.

#2. 2nd Highest Partnership – Shikhar Dhawan & Kane Williamson  

Kane Williamson has regularly stopped Delhi’s bowling attack with big partnerships in the IPL. In addition to the 136-run partnership mentioned before, he also put together an undefeated 176 runs with opener Shikhar Dhawan against Delhi in 2018.

Williamson scored 83 runs not out from 53 balls while Dhawan made 92 runs not out from 50 balls. Hyderabad easily chased down Delhi’s score of 187 runs for 5 wickets, reaching the target in 18.5 overs without losing any wickets.

#1. Highest Partnership – Chris Gayle & Virat Kohli

In 2012, the Delhi team allowed the highest partnership in its history against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. After Delhi chose to bowl first, Bangalore started strongly as openers Chris Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan added 44 runs.
However, once Dilshan got out, Virat Kohli joined Gayle.

The two batsmen put on the highest ever partnership in IPL history, scoring 204 runs together without getting out. Gayle hit 128 runs from 62 balls while Kohli made 73 runs not out. Bangalore scored 215 runs for 1 wicket, a total that Delhi could not chase.

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DC’s bowling attack has often crumbled in the face of sustained aggression from opposition batters. Batting giants like Gayle, Kohli, Buttler etc have compiled multiple 100+ stands against Delhi over the years.  

Williamson too has been a thorn in DC’s flesh, forging big partnerships alongside Dhawan. If the Capitals desire to shed their underachiever tag, they need to find bowlers who can break threatening stands. 

Who has scored most runs against DC in the IPL?

Shikhar Dhawan 810 runs scored most runs against DC in the IPL

Which pair holds the record for the highest opening stand against DC?

Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli – They put together an unbeaten 204 for RCB back in 2012.


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