Highest Partnerships Against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL History

The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have built a reputation for having one of the most potent bowling attacks in IPL history. Led by the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan, SRH bowlers can defend even below-par totals.

However, once in a while, opposition batters have managed to get the better of the Orange Army’s bowling unit. In this blog, we look at the highest partnerships ever recorded against SRH in the IPL.

Highest Partnerships Against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL History

#5. 5th Highest Partnership – Shane Watson & Ambati Rayudu

In 2018, the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) team had a big match against their main competitors, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), in Pune. The Super Kings were given the task to score 180 runs. Their opening batsmen, Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu, started off strong against the Sunrisers’ bowlers.

Together, Watson and Rayudu scored a quick 134 runs in just 79 balls. Rayudu was out after scoring 57 runs, but Watson stayed in the game. He scored an impressive 100 runs without getting out, hitting the ball to the boundary 7 times and over it 6 times.

#4. 4th Highest Partnership – Shimron Hetmyer & Gurkeerat Singh

In 2019, at Bengaluru, the Sunrisers Hyderabad, also known as the Orange Army, went first and scored 175 runs with 7 outs. This was mainly due to Kane Williamson’s fantastic performance, scoring 70 runs from just 43 balls.

However, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had a rough start, with only 20 runs and 3 outs. But then, Shimron Hetmyer and Gurkeerat Singh stepped up to the plate.
Together, they scored an amazing 144 runs, which really put the Sunrisers on the back foot. Hetmyer scored 75 runs from 47 balls, and Gurkeerat contributed 65 runs. Thanks to their teamwork, RCB managed to win the match by 4 wickets.

#3. 3rd Highest Partnership – Jos Buttler & Sanju Samson

In the 2021 Indian Premier League, the Rajasthan Royals faced off against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in Delhi. The Royals’ star player, Jos Buttler, played an incredible game. He hit the ball all over the field, scoring a whopping 124 runs from just 64 balls.

Buttler and his teammate, Sanju Samson, worked together to score 150 runs for the second wicket. Samson himself made a significant contribution, scoring 48 runs from 33 balls. Their teamwork pushed the Royals to a total of 220 runs with only 3 outs, a score that was 75 runs too high for the Sunrisers to reach.

#2. 2nd Highest Partnership – Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers

Back in 2016, during a thrilling match in Bengaluru, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were asked to bat first by the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

RCB put up a huge score of 227 runs for the loss of just 4 wickets. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers were in top form, creating the highest second-wicket partnership in IPL history by scoring 157 runs together.

Kohli hit a strong 75 runs off 51 balls, and de Villiers was even more explosive, scoring 82 runs from only 42 balls. This powerful batting set a target that was too much for the Sunrisers, as they ended up 45 runs short of the win.

#1. Highest Partnership – Ruturaj Gaikwad & Devon Conway

In 2022, the highest partnership ever against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was recorded. The Sunrisers, batting first against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), scored a decent total of 189 runs with 6 outs in Pune.
However, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway of CSK made the chase look easy. They scored a massive 182 runs for the first wicket before Gaikwad was out just one run short of a century. Conway stayed in the game, not getting out and scoring 85 runs. Thanks to their efforts, CSK won the match by 13 runs.


The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) are known for having one of the best bowling teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, teams like the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), and Rajasthan Royals (RR) have sometimes managed to score more than 100 runs in their opening partnerships against them.

The highest partnership against SRH was made by Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway, who scored 182 runs together. Another memorable partnership was between Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, who scored 157 runs together. These partnerships have led to some unforgettable victories against the Sunrisers.

Who made the highest individual score against SRH in IPL? 

Jos Buttler – He smashed a 64-ball century against SRH in IPL 2021.

Which pair has most 150+ stands against SRH? 

No pair has more than one 150+ partnership against SRH in IPL.

Who won IPL 2016 final between RCB and SRH?

Sunrisers Hyderabad beat RCB by 8 runs in a thriller to clinch their maiden IPL crown.

When did SRH make their first IPL appearance?

Sunrisers Hyderabad replaced Deccan Chargers in 2013 and made their IPL debut then.


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