Top 10 Highest Partnerships of One Day Internationals

Top 10 Highest Partnerships of One Day Internationals

In cricket, a lot depends on the batsmen. As a cricket stands on the crease with a bat in hand, waiting for the delivery of the bowler so that he can smash a large score. However, at a time when the responsibility of the entire team is upon the shoulders of a batsman, it is difficult to chase a big run, or set a score that will be difficult for the opponents to follow. A batsman needs a good partnership from another batsman, which is why there are two batsmen on the crease. Some batsmen are often more comfortable in partnering with certain teammates than the others. Some partnerships just click, all of a sudden. Let us take a look at the Top 10 Highest Partnerships of One Day Internationals.

Top 10 Highest Partnerships of One Day Internationals

10. David Warner and Steven Smith

Top 10 Highest Partnerships of One Day Internationals

Top 10 Highest Partnerships of ODI

The 26th match of Pool A in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was played between Australia and Afghanistan at Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth on 4th March 2015. David Warner and Steven Smith of the Australia national cricket team achieved a 2nd wicket partnership of 260 runs against Afghanistan on that match which is inducted in the tenth place in our list of top 10 highest partnerships of one day internationals . David Warner scored 178 runs in 133 balls with 19 boundaries and 5 over-boundaries, and on the other hand Steven Smith scored 95 runs in 98 balls with the help of 8 boundaries and an over-boundary. Australia won the match against Afghanistan by 275 runs and David Warner was declared player of the match for his batting performance.

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9. Aamir Sohail and Inzamam-ul-Haq

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The 2nd semifinal of the 1994 Pepsi Austral-Asia Cup was played between Pakistan and New Zealand at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium on 20th April 1994. Aamir Sohail and Inzamam-ul-Haq of the Pakistan national cricket team achieved a 2nd wicket partnership of 263 runs against New Zealand on that match which is inducted in the ninth place in our list of top 10 highest partnerships of one day internationals . Aamir Sohail scored 134 runs in 146 balls with 13 boundaries, and on the other hand Inzamam-ul-Haq scored 137 runs in 129 balls with the help of 15 boundaries. Pakistan won the match against New Zealand by 62 runs and Inzamam-ul-Haq was declared player of the match for his batting performance.

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8. Grant Elliott and Luke Ronchi

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The 5th ODI of 2015 Sri Lanka in New Zealand ODI Series was played between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at University Oval, Dunedin on 23rd January 2015. Grant Elliott and Luke Ronchi of the New Zealand national cricket team achieved a 6th wicket partnership of 267* runs against Sri Lanka on that match which is inducted in the eighth place in our list of top 10 highest partnerships of one day internationals . Grant Elliott scored 104* runs in 96 balls with 7 boundaries and 2 over-boundaries, and on the other hand Luke Ronchi scored 170* runs in 99 balls with the help of 14 boundaries and 9 over-boundaries. New Zealand won the match against Sri Lanka by 108 runs and Luke Ronchi was declared player of the match for his batting performance.

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7. James Marshall and Brendon McCullum

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The 1st match of 2008 Associates Tri-Series in Scotland was played between New Zealand and Ireland at Mannofield Park, Aberdeen on 1st July 2008. James Marshall and Brendon McCullum of the New Zealand national cricket team achieved a 1st wicket partnership of 274 runs against Ireland on that match which is inducted in the seventh place in our list of top 10 highest partnerships of one day internationals . James Marshall scored 161 runs in 141 balls with 11 boundaries and 4 over-boundaries, and on the other hand Brendon McCullum scored 166 runs in 135 balls with the help of 12 boundaries and 10 over-boundaries. New Zealand won the match against Ireland by 290 runs and Brendon McCullum was declared player of the match for his batting performance.

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6. Mohammad Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja

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Highest Partnerships Record – One Day Internationals

The 5th match of 1998 Pepsi Triangular Series was played between India and Zimbabwe at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack on 9th April 1998. Mohammad Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja of the Indian national cricket team achieved a 4th wicket partnership of 275* runs against Zimbabwe on that match which is inducted in the sixth place in our list of top 10 highest partnerships of one day internationals . Mohammad Azharuddin scored 153* runs in 150 balls with 17 boundaries and 1 over-boundary, and on the other hand Ajay Jadeja scored 116* runs in 121 balls with the help of 6 boundaries and 2 over-boundaries. India won the match against Zimbabwe by 32 runs and Mohammad Azharuddin was declared player of the match for his batting performance.

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5. Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan

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10 Best Partnerships of One Day Internationals

The 26th match of Group A in ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 was played between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on 10th March 2011. Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan of the Sri Lankan national cricket team achieved a 1st wicket partnership of 282 runs against Zimbabwe on that match which is inducted in the fifth place in our list of top 10 highest partnerships of one day internationals . Upul Tharanga scored 133 runs in 141 balls with 17 boundaries, and on the other hand Tillakaratne Dilshan scored 144 runs in 131 balls with the help of 16 boundaries and 1 over-boundary. Sri Lanka won the match against Zimbabwe by 139 runs and Tillakaratne Dilshan was declared player of the match for his batting performance.

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4. Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya

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The 5th match of 2006 NatWest Series was played between Sri Lanka and England at Headingley cricket ground, Leeds on 1st July 2006. Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya of the Sri Lankan national cricket team achieved a 1st wicket partnership of 286 runs against England on that match which is inducted in the fourth place in our list of top 10 highest partnerships of one day internationals . Upul Tharanga scored 109 runs in 102 balls with 14 boundaries and 1 over-boundary, and on the other hand Sanath Jayasuriya scored 152 runs in 99 balls with the help of 20 boundaries and 4 over-boundaries. Sri Lanka won the match against England by 8 wickets and Sanath Jayasuriya was declared player of the match for his batting performance.

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3. Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid

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One Day Internationals – Highest Partnerships

The 21st match of Group A in ICC World Cup 1999 was played between India and Sri Lanka at County Ground, Taunton on 26th May 1999. Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid of the Indian national cricket team achieved a 2nd wicket partnership of 318 runs against Sri Lanka on that match which is inducted in the third place in our list of top 10 highest partnerships of one day internationals . Sourav Ganguly scored 183 runs in 158 balls with 17 boundaries and 7 over-boundaries, and on the other hand Rahul Dravid scored 145 runs in 129 balls with the help of 17 boundaries and 1 over-boundary. India won the match against Sri Lanka by 157 runs and Sourav Ganguly was declared player of the match for his batting performance.

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2. Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid

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The 2nd ODI of New Zealand in India ODI Series was played between India and New Zealand at Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad, Deccan on 8th November 1999. Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid of the Indian national cricket team achieved a 2nd wicket partnership of 331 runs against New Zealand on that match which is inducted in the second place in our list of top 10 highest partnerships of one day internationals . Sachin Tendulkar scored 186* runs in 150 balls with 20 boundaries and 3 over-boundaries, and on the other hand Rahul Dravid scored 153 runs in 153 balls with the help of 15 boundaries and 2 over-boundaries. India won the match against New Zealand by 174 runs and Sachin Tendulkar was declared player of the match for his batting performance.

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1. Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels

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The 15th match of Pool B in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was played between West Indies and Zimbabwe at Manuka Oval, Canberra on 24th February 2015. Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels of the West Indies national cricket team achieved a 2nd wicket partnership of 372 runs against Zimbabwe on that match which is inducted in the top place in our list of top 10 highest partnerships of one day internationals . Chris Gayle scored 215 runs in 147 balls with 10 boundaries and 16 over-boundaries, and on the other hand Marlon Samuels scored 133* runs in 156 balls with the help of 11 boundaries and 3 over-boundaries. West Indies won the match against Zimbabwe by 73 runs and Chris Gayle was declared player of the match for his batting performance.

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Together, these batsmen have set records that have won matches and made their place in the history of the sport. The batsmen, individually, are quite talented, but together, their joined forces have created magic on the field, and created memorable moments.