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Best partnerships of Sri Lanka in Test, ODI and T20 Cricket

by on January 21, 2011
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Best partnerships of Sri Lanka in Test Cricket

The Sri Lankan team is well known around the world for producing cricketers that have the ability to bat long hours with great temperament and composure. Players like Kimar Sangakkara and M Jayawardene have held the Sri Lankan batting line up together for a long time now. Who can forget the 624 runs partnership between the pair in a memorable game against the Proteas? That figure is followed by other great partnerships involving some of the best Test players Sri Lankan team has produced. Here is the list for best partnerships in Test for Sri Lanka.

Partners Runs Wkt
KC Sangakkara, DPMD Jayawardene 624 3rd
ST Jayasuriya, RS Mahanama 576 2nd
MS Atapattu, KC Sangakkara 438 2nd
DPMD Jayawardene, TT Samaraweera 437 4th
DPMD Jayawardene, HAPW Jayawardene 351 6th
MS Atapattu, ST Jayasuriya 335 1st
KC Sangakkara, DPMD Jayawardene 311 3rd
MS Atapattu, ST Jayasuriya 281 1st
TT Samaraweera, TM Dilshan 280 5th
TT Samaraweera, DPMD Jayawardene 262 3rd

Best partnerships of Sri Lanka in ODI Cricket

The Sri Lankan cricket team has been involved in a number of memorable one day games over the years. Venues like Colombo, Dambulla and Kandy have witnessed partnerships that have turned the game upside-down in the favor of Sri Lanka. Two of the world’s best opening partnerships belong to Sri Lanka. These include the 286 run stand between Tharanga and Jayasurita. On another occasion, Jayasuriya partnered with the stylish Marvan Atapattu to post 237 runs for the first wicket! In the presence of great players, there is no surprise that the Sri Lankans have achieved so much with regards to the best one day partnerships.

Partners

Runs Wkt
WU Tharanga, ST Jayasuriya 286 1st
MS Atapattu, ST Jayasuriya 237 1st
MS Atapattu, DPMD Jayawardene 226 3rd
WU Tharanga, DPMD Jayawardene 215 1st
ST Jayasuriya, PA de Silva 213* 3rd
WU Tharanga, DPMD Jayawardene 202 1st
WU Tharanga, ST Jayasuriya 201 1st
ST Jayasuriya, KC Sangakkara 201 1st
DA Gunawardene, ST Jayasuriya 191* 1st
WU Tharanga, TM Dilshan 188 1st

Best partnerships of Sri Lanka in T20 Cricket

Sri Lanka has the record of scoring the highest team score in a twenty-20 game to date. Such a record could not have been achieved without sizeable partnerships. They have a number of high partnerships in T20s such as the 166 run stand between Jayawardene and Sangakkara and the 124 run stand between Dilshan and Jayasuriya. Such partnerships in a short format like T20 can be a fatal blow for the opposing team. The Sri Lankan team has been doing that quite well in this format! Here is the list of the best T20 partnerships for Sri Lanka.

Partners Runs Wkt
DPMD Jayawardene, KC Sangakkara 166 2nd
TM Dilshan, ST Jayasuriya 124 1st
ST Jayasuriya, DPMD Jayawardene 87 3rd
WU Tharanga, ST Jayasuriya 82 1st
TM Dilshan, ST Jayasuriya 81 1st
ST Jayasuriya, KC Sangakkara 81 2nd
ST Jayasuriya, WU Tharanga 75 1st
ST Jayasuriya, KC Sangakkara 75 2nd
TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara 74 2nd
TM Dilshan, ST Jayasuriya 73 1st

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