World Cup Highest Partnerships by Runs

World Cup Highest Partnerships by Runs
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.
PartnersRunsWktTeamOppositionGroundMatch Date
CH Gayle, MN Samuels3722ndWest Indiesv ZimbabweCanberra24 Feb 2015
SC Ganguly, R Dravid3182ndIndiav Sri LankaTaunton26 May 1999
WU Tharanga, TM Dilshan2821stSri Lankav ZimbabwePallekele10 Mar 2011
DA Warner, SPD Smith2602ndAustraliav AfghanistanPerth4 Mar 2015
DA Miller, JP Duminy256*5thSouth Africav ZimbabweHamilton15 Feb 2015
HM Amla, F du Plessis2472ndSouth Africav IrelandCanberra3 Mar 2015
SR Tendulkar, SC Ganguly2442ndIndiav NamibiaPietermaritzburg23 Feb 2003
R Dravid, SR Tendulkar237*3rdIndiav KenyaBristol23 May 1999
RT Ponting, DR Martyn234*3rdAustraliav IndiaJohannesburg23 Mar 2003
WU Tharanga, TM Dilshan231*1stSri Lankav EnglandColombo (RPS)26 Mar 2011
JF Kloppenburg, KJJ van Noortwijk2282ndNetherlandsv NamibiaBloemfontein3 Mar 2003
HM Amla, AB de Villiers2213rdSouth Africav NetherlandsMohali3 Mar 2011
HDRL Thirimanne, KC Sangakkara212*2ndSri Lankav EnglandWellington1 Mar 2015
TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara210*2ndSri Lankav BangladeshMelbourne26 Feb 2015
ME Waugh, SR Waugh2073rdAustraliav KenyaVisakhapatnam23 Feb 1996
MJ Clarke, BJ Hodge2044thAustraliav NetherlandsBasseterre18 Mar 2007
V Sehwag, V Kohli2033rdIndiav BangladeshDhaka19 Feb 2011
SC Ganguly, V Sehwag2022ndIndiav BermudaPort of Spain19 Mar 2007
SK Raina, MS Dhoni196*5thIndiav ZimbabweAuckland14 Mar 2015
CG Greenidge, HA Gomes195*3rdWest Indiesv ZimbabweWorcester13 Jun 1983
TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara1952ndSri Lankav ScotlandHobart11 Mar 2015
Saeed Anwar, Wajahatullah Wasti1941stPakistanv New ZealandManchester16 Jun 1999
G Kirsten, AC Hudson1861stSouth Africav NetherlandsRawalpindi5 Mar 1996
AP Gurusinha, PA de Silva1833rdSri Lankav KenyaKandy6 Mar 1996
ST Jayasuriya, DPMD Jayawardene1833rdSri Lankav West IndiesProvidence1 Apr 2007
SR Watson, BJ Haddin1831stAustraliav CanadaBengaluru16 Mar 2011
RB McCosker, A Turner1821stAustraliav Sri LankaThe Oval11 Jun 1975
DL Haynes, IVA Richards1823rdWest Indiesv Sri LankaKarachi13 Oct 1987
AJ Finch, SPD Smith1822ndAustraliav IndiaSydney26 Mar 2015
T Taibu, CR Ervine1813rdZimbabwev CanadaNagpur28 Feb 2011
KC Sangakkara, DPMD Jayawardene1793rdSri Lankav CanadaHambantota20 Feb 2011
WTS Porterfield, PR Stirling1771stIrelandv NetherlandsKolkata18 Mar 2011
DL Amiss, KWR Fletcher1762ndEnglandv IndiaLord's7 Jun 1975
G Kirsten, HH Gibbs1761stSouth Africav New ZealandBirmingham10 Jun 1999
DL Haynes, BC Lara175*1stWest Indiesv PakistanMelbourne23 Feb 1992
SR Tendulkar, M Azharuddin1753rdIndiav Sri LankaDelhi2 Mar 1996
RG Sharma, S Dhawan1741stIndiav IrelandHamilton10 Mar 2015
DL Haynes, SFAF Bacchus172*1stWest Indiesv ZimbabweBirmingham20 Jun 1983
AP Gurusinha, PA de Silva1723rdSri Lankav ZimbabweColombo (SSC)21 Feb 1996
AC Gilchrist, ML Hayden1721stAustraliav Sri LankaBridgetown28 Apr 2007
MM Ali, IR Bell1721stEnglandv ScotlandChristchurch23 Feb 2015
ST Jayasuriya, HP Tillakaratne1702ndSri Lankav New ZealandBloemfontein10 Feb 2003
AB de Villiers, JH Kallis1702ndSouth Africav West IndiesSt George's10 Apr 2007
AJ Strauss, IR Bell1703rdEnglandv IndiaBengaluru27 Feb 2011
LK Germon, CZ Harris1684thNew Zealandv AustraliaChennai11 Mar 1996
Rameez Raja, Saleem Malik1672ndPakistanv EnglandKarachi20 Oct 1987
IJL Trott, IR Bell1673rdEnglandv IrelandBengaluru2 Mar 2011
CB Wishart, GW Flower166*3rdZimbabwev NamibiaHarare10 Feb 2003
MJ Guptill, BB McCullum166*1stNew Zealandv ZimbabweAhmedabad4 Mar 2011
Majid Khan, Zaheer Abbas1662ndPakistanv West IndiesThe Oval20 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.
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