Highest Partnerships by Runs: When we talk about a team’s strategy to win a cricket match, the focus is mainly to build a big partnership in both bowling and batting simultaneously. Being a player, you might score a century or take a fifer, but you certainly have to act in the bunch to win the match eventually. This is where building a crucial partnership at the most important junctures of a match holds the key. With that been said, let’s take a look at the top 10 world cup highest partnerships by runs.
|CH Gayle, MN Samuels||372||2nd||West Indies||v Zimbabwe||Canberra||24 Feb 2015|
|SC Ganguly, R Dravid||318||2nd||India||v Sri Lanka||Taunton||26 May 1999|
|WU Tharanga, TM Dilshan||282||1st||Sri Lanka||v Zimbabwe||Pallekele||10 Mar 2011|
|DA Warner, SPD Smith||260||2nd||Australia||v Afghanistan||Perth||4 Mar 2015|
|DA Miller, JP Duminy||256*||5th||South Africa||v Zimbabwe||Hamilton||15 Feb 2015|
|HM Amla, F du Plessis||247||2nd||South Africa||v Ireland||Canberra||3 Mar 2015|
|SR Tendulkar, SC Ganguly||244||2nd||India||v Namibia||Pietermaritzburg||23 Feb 2003|
|R Dravid, SR Tendulkar||237*||3rd||India||v Kenya||Bristol||23 May 1999|
|RT Ponting, DR Martyn||234*||3rd||Australia||v India||Johannesburg||23 Mar 2003|
|WU Tharanga, TM Dilshan||231*||1st||Sri Lanka||v England||Colombo (RPS)||26 Mar 2011|
|JF Kloppenburg, KJJ van Noortwijk||228||2nd||Netherlands||v Namibia||Bloemfontein||3 Mar 2003|
|HM Amla, AB de Villiers||221||3rd||South Africa||v Netherlands||Mohali||3 Mar 2011|
|HDRL Thirimanne, KC Sangakkara||212*||2nd||Sri Lanka||v England||Wellington||1 Mar 2015|
|TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara||210*||2nd||Sri Lanka||v Bangladesh||Melbourne||26 Feb 2015|
|ME Waugh, SR Waugh||207||3rd||Australia||v Kenya||Visakhapatnam||23 Feb 1996|
|MJ Clarke, BJ Hodge||204||4th||Australia||v Netherlands||Basseterre||18 Mar 2007|
|V Sehwag, V Kohli||203||3rd||India||v Bangladesh||Dhaka||19 Feb 2011|
|SC Ganguly, V Sehwag||202||2nd||India||v Bermuda||Port of Spain||19 Mar 2007|
|SK Raina, MS Dhoni||196*||5th||India||v Zimbabwe||Auckland||14 Mar 2015|
|CG Greenidge, HA Gomes||195*||3rd||West Indies||v Zimbabwe||Worcester||13 Jun 1983|
|TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara||195||2nd||Sri Lanka||v Scotland||Hobart||11 Mar 2015|
|Saeed Anwar, Wajahatullah Wasti||194||1st||Pakistan||v New Zealand||Manchester||16 Jun 1999|
|G Kirsten, AC Hudson||186||1st||South Africa||v Netherlands||Rawalpindi||5 Mar 1996|
|AP Gurusinha, PA de Silva||183||3rd||Sri Lanka||v Kenya||Kandy||6 Mar 1996|
|ST Jayasuriya, DPMD Jayawardene||183||3rd||Sri Lanka||v West Indies||Providence||1 Apr 2007|
|SR Watson, BJ Haddin||183||1st||Australia||v Canada||Bengaluru||16 Mar 2011|
|RB McCosker, A Turner||182||1st||Australia||v Sri Lanka||The Oval||11 Jun 1975|
|DL Haynes, IVA Richards||182||3rd||West Indies||v Sri Lanka||Karachi||13 Oct 1987|
|AJ Finch, SPD Smith||182||2nd||Australia||v India||Sydney||26 Mar 2015|
|T Taibu, CR Ervine||181||3rd||Zimbabwe||v Canada||Nagpur||28 Feb 2011|
|KC Sangakkara, DPMD Jayawardene||179||3rd||Sri Lanka||v Canada||Hambantota||20 Feb 2011|
|WTS Porterfield, PR Stirling||177||1st||Ireland||v Netherlands||Kolkata||18 Mar 2011|
|DL Amiss, KWR Fletcher||176||2nd||England||v India||Lord's||7 Jun 1975|
|G Kirsten, HH Gibbs||176||1st||South Africa||v New Zealand||Birmingham||10 Jun 1999|
|DL Haynes, BC Lara||175*||1st||West Indies||v Pakistan||Melbourne||23 Feb 1992|
|SR Tendulkar, M Azharuddin||175||3rd||India||v Sri Lanka||Delhi||2 Mar 1996|
|RG Sharma, S Dhawan||174||1st||India||v Ireland||Hamilton||10 Mar 2015|
|DL Haynes, SFAF Bacchus||172*||1st||West Indies||v Zimbabwe||Birmingham||20 Jun 1983|
|AP Gurusinha, PA de Silva||172||3rd||Sri Lanka||v Zimbabwe||Colombo (SSC)||21 Feb 1996|
|AC Gilchrist, ML Hayden||172||1st||Australia||v Sri Lanka||Bridgetown||28 Apr 2007|
|MM Ali, IR Bell||172||1st||England||v Scotland||Christchurch||23 Feb 2015|
|ST Jayasuriya, HP Tillakaratne||170||2nd||Sri Lanka||v New Zealand||Bloemfontein||10 Feb 2003|
|AB de Villiers, JH Kallis||170||2nd||South Africa||v West Indies||St George's||10 Apr 2007|
|AJ Strauss, IR Bell||170||3rd||England||v India||Bengaluru||27 Feb 2011|
|LK Germon, CZ Harris||168||4th||New Zealand||v Australia||Chennai||11 Mar 1996|
|Rameez Raja, Saleem Malik||167||2nd||Pakistan||v England||Karachi||20 Oct 1987|
|IJL Trott, IR Bell||167||3rd||England||v Ireland||Bengaluru||2 Mar 2011|
|CB Wishart, GW Flower||166*||3rd||Zimbabwe||v Namibia||Harare||10 Feb 2003|
|MJ Guptill, BB McCullum||166*||1st||New Zealand||v Zimbabwe||Ahmedabad||4 Mar 2011|
|Majid Khan, Zaheer Abbas||166||2nd||Pakistan||v West Indies||The Oval||20 Jun 1979|
Top 10 Highest Partnerships by Runs in World Cup
#1. Chris Gayle & Marlon Samuels (West Indies)
These two Caribbean players are widely been regarded as the backbone for the West Indian team in the recent times. Still, their partnership of 372 runs against Zimbabwe at Canberra in world cup 2015 came as the highest partnerships for any wickets in the world cup. The partnership was held for the 2nd wickets and West Indies eventually won the match.
#2. Sourav Ganguly & Rahul Dravid (India)
Dravid and Ganguly have been witness to some of the best partnerships around in world cricket and this one came against Srilanka in Taunton during the world cup 1999. Ganguly scored a record 183 whilst Dravid scored crucial 145 runs and Indian went on to secure a big victory out of the same. Sourav Ganguly & Rahul Dravid have highest partnerships by runs in the World Cup.
#3. Upul Tharanga and TM Dilshan (Sri Lanka)
This Sri Lankan duo was one of the reasons behind Sri Lanka’s mind-blowing performance in the world cup 2011 and it was during one of their matches against Zimbabwe at Pallekelle, they held a big partnership of 282 runs. The deadly duo builds these partnerships for the opening wicket and handed an easy victory to their side in the whole process.
#4. David Warner & Steve Smith (Australia)
Warner and Smith come as a backbone for the Aussie team and they have been the key to most of the victories by the Australian team in recent times. It was their partnership of 260 runs for the second wickets against the Afghanistan team during the world cup 2015, which secured a convincing victory for their team as a result.
#5. David Miller & JP Duminy (South Africa)
Miller and Duminy can be regarded as the perfect combination of “ Fire and Ice” in the world of cricket and they have proved exactly whilst building this partnership of 256 runs against the Zimbabwe team in 2015 world cup. The partnership has been held for the 5th wicket in the match held at the Hamilton ground.
#6. Hashim Amla & Faf Du Plessis (South Africa)
Amla and Duplessis got a history of some great partnership for the proteins in the International cricket and they have kept the same momentum going whilst building this great partnership of 247 runs against Ireland in the world cup 2015. The partnership has been held for the 2nd wicket and the match has been held at the Canberra.
#7. Sachin Tendulkar & Sourav Ganguly (India)
Sachin and Ganguly together have formed a great opening partnership for the Indian team for more than a decade and this was a special one which came against Namibia in the 2003 world cup. The partnership has been held for the 2nd wicket and the match was played at Pietermaritzburg in South Africa.
#8. Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar (India)
Dravid and Sachin have been a part of some of the most memorable performances by the team India and together they have been quite brilliant in the process. This was one of their special ones which came against Kenya at Bristol in the world cup 1999 and both of the players held a partnership of 237 for the 3rd wicket to hand their team a memorable victory.
#9. Ricky Ponting and Damien Martyn (Australia)
Pointing and Martyn can be quoted as the “Immortal pillars “of the Australian team in the 21st century and they have been absolutely brutal on their opponents as a wolf pack. One of their crucial partnerships came against the Indian team in the world cup 2003 finals where they held on for 234 runs and outclassed India from the match in the first innings only.
#10. Upul Tharanga and TM Dilshan (Sri Lanka)
This is probably the second time that this pair is featuring in our list and such was their brilliance for the Sri Lankan team as an opening pair. It was their match against England at Colombo where they put on a partnership of 231 runs for the 1st wicket in the world cup 2011. This was the reason Srilanka ensured a convincing victory on their European rivals.