List of 200+ Run Partnerships in IPL History 

Highest 200+ run partnerships in IPL history : Scoring over 200 runs in a 20 over T20 match is seen as very tough, even for the best teams. Going at 10 runs per over for the whole innings with only 4 wickets is extremely hard. But some epic batting in IPL has achieved 200+ run partnerships, defying expectations!Most teams feel they have batted well if they make 170-180 runs.

Chasing such big totals under pressure is even tougher. For two batsmen to stay in and put together a 200+ partnership seems almost impossible.But IPL has seen some all-time great batters achieve this through their brilliant hitting and understanding.

Let’s look at these unbelievable big stands!What makes such high partnerships possible is IPL teams picking attacking batsmen and the batting-friendly pitches in India that allow strokeplay. Finding gaps consistently gets rewards.This allows batsmen like Kohli, ABD, Rahul, Gayle etc. to play their natural games and sometimes create huge run totals.

List of 200+ Run Partnerships in IPL History 

#1. Kohli & de Villiers

The best batting partnership in IPL history is between Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. They made two amazing 200+ partnerships in back-to-back seasons for Royal Challengers Bangalore!First, they made an unbeaten 215 run partnership against Mumbai Indians in 2015. Both players scored hundreds.

This is still the highest 2nd wicket partnership in the tournament’s history.They did it again the next season with a 229 run 2nd wicket partnership against Gujarat Lions in 2016. This is the highest partnership ever in IPL.

They scored at an amazing rate of over 12 runs per over!Kohli and AB’s partnership saw them beat some top bowling teams with their brilliant hitting on both sides of the wicket. They always looked to hit boundaries, and even good balls went for runs.This legendary pair holds the top two highest IPL partnerships, showing their unmatched batting skills

#2. Rahul & de Kock

The 2022 IPL saw new history being made when KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock made the highest ever first wicket stand. The pair from Lucknow Super Giants batted the whole innings and were unbeaten on 210 off just 18.4 overs!This huge opening partnership was against Kolkata Knight Riders. LSG chased down 211 easily.

Both players played some beautiful shots, especially on the off side.Quinton was the first to trouble the bowlers, reaching his fifty in just 23 balls! Rahul picked up the pace later, hitting fours and sixes easily to win the game for LSG.

Their 210 run partnership broke the old record of 206 runs set by Gilchrist and Marsh. It showed the strong batting of LSG, led by captain Rahul. 

#3. Legend Gilchrist Leads 206 Run Chase

The first ever 200+ run partnership in IPL history fittingly involved the legendary Adam Gilchrist showing his power. In 2011, opening for Kings XI Punjab with Shaun Marsh, he made 206 runs against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore team in Dharamsala.

This remained the highest partnership in IPL for 11 whole years!Chasing 206 runs to win, Gilchrist attacked fiercely from the first ball, incredibly reaching his fifty off just 26 balls. He hit eight sixes and nine fours in his 42 ball 106! Marsh provided good support with 66.

Together their first ever 200+ stand for KXIP chased the target in just 17.2 dramatic overs!Gilchrist’s blistering hundred put his team in a dominating position, allowing Marsh and others to complement him. It showed why Gilchrist is considered the best wicketkeeper opener ever in cricket history.

#4. Brutal Hitting by Kohli & Gayle 

Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli, two of T20 cricket’s most dangerous batters, threatened the record for the highest partnership through their ruthless batting.Their 204 run stand against Delhi Daredevils (now Capitals) came in 2012. Gayle scored an unbeaten 128 off just 62 balls, hitting 7 sixes and 13 fours, while Kohli made 73.

The pair unleashed their full range of shots on Delhi’s helpless bowlers as Royal Challengers Bangalore raced to 215/1 in 20 overs thanks to this explosive 2nd wicket partnership. Seeing Gayle and Kohli hit the ball so cleanly made it look like a video game!T

hey entertained fans with a masterclass of T20 batting as Gayle attacked the opening overs while Virat accelerated later. Partnerships like these highlight the unmatched batting fireworks that IPL produces.

Conclusion

Kohli and de Villiers’ consecutive 200+ stands along with Gayle’s blistering knocks demonstrate the immense power in T20 batting.With Rahul and de Kock now also notching a 200+ opening partnership, we may continue to see more gargantuan stands being compiled.

Their aggressive intent paired with the array of big-hitting batsmen suggests bowlers will have their work cut out.For the time being, these current record partnerships provide plenty of entertainment as we watch more history being created in the thrilling carnival of the IPL. The expectation of such tall scores keeps fans glued for more six-hitting fireworks!

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