Highest Partnership in T20 World Cup History

Highest Partnership in T20 World Cup History : Cricket is a sport where the partnership between two batters is crucial. Every team aims for big partnerships, whether in one-day internationals, T20 internationals, or test matches, to post a large total on the scoreboard.

When a team has substantial partnerships in the middle overs, it relieves pressure from the upcoming batters, allowing them to play more freely. In T20 international cricket history, there have been only three instances where a team formed a partnership exceeding 200 runs.Find the complete list of the highest partnerships in T20 World Cup here.

Highest Partnership in T20 World Cup History

Highest Partnership in T20 World Cup History

RunsPartnersWicketTeamsOppositionVenueYear
170*Jos Buttler, Alex Hales1stEnglandIndiaAdelaide Oval2022
168Quinton de Kock, Rilee Rossouw2ndSouth AfricaBangladeshSydney Cricket Ground2022
166Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene2ndSri LankaWest IndiesKensington Oval, Barbados2010
152*Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam1stPakistanIndiaDubai International Cricket Stadium2021
152Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan3rdEnglandSri LankaZahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram2014
145Chris Gayle, Devon Smith1stWest IndiesSouth AfricaWanderers Stadium, Johannesburg2007
145Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan2ndSri LankaEnglandZahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram2014
142Salman Butt, Kamran Akmal1stPakistanBangladeshBeausejour Stadium, Gros Islet2010
140Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul1stIndiaAfghanistanSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi2021
136Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir1stIndiaEnglandKingsmead, Durban2007

#1. Jos Buttler and Alex Hales (170 runs* )

Jos Buttler and Alex Hales put on an unbeaten opening partnership of 170 runs against India in the semi-final of the 2022 T20 World Cup at Adelaide Oval. This is the highest partnership for any wicket in the history of the T20 World Cup.

Buttler scored 80 not out off 49 balls, while Hales remained unbeaten on 86 off 47 balls. Their blistering knocks powered England to chase down the target of 169 runs set by India in just 16 overs without losing a wicket. 

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#2. Quinton de Kock and Rilee Rossouw ( 168 runs )

Quinton de Kock and Rilee Rossouw rewrote the record books with a monumental 168-run stand for the second wicket against Bangladesh in their Super 12 match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on October 27, 2022.

#3. Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene (166 runs)

Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene made the record of 166-run stand for the second wicket against West Indies in their group match at Bridgetown on May 7, 2010 in T20 world cup and it is third highest Partnership in T20 World Cup History.

#4. Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam (152* runs )

Rizwan (79* off 55 balls) and Babar (68* off 52 balls) put on an unbeaten 152 runs for the opening wicket against India in their T20 World Cup group match at Dubai on October 24, 2021. 

This 152-run stand is the highest ever partnership for any wicket in T20 World Cup matches between India and Pakistan. 

#5. Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan ( 152 runs  )

Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan rewrote the record books with a monumental 152-run stand for the 3rd wicket against Sri Lanka in their group match at Chattogram on March 27, 2014. 

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