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Best Test match, ODI and T20 Partnerships of South African cricket team

by on January 23, 2011
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Best Test match Partnerships of South African cricket team

The best cricket partnerships are made when both the batsmen keep their bats knocking off balls for a long duration of time and making high scores. Partnerships in cricket are considered crucial and very important in both Test and one day matches. The best Test match partnerships are considered the heart of any match. Players have chances to make new records by playing as much of Overs as they can. Long partnerships keep the spirit and motivation of team high. It does also affects the morale of the opposing team. History has a long list of record cricket partnerships. Here we are looking at the best partnerships of South Africa in test cricket:

Playing Partners

Runs Year
Jacques Rudolph and Boeta Dippenaar 429* 2003
Graeme Smith and Neil Mckenzie 415 29 Feb 2008
Graeme Smith and  Herschelle Gibbs 368 2 Jan 2003
EJ Barlow, RG Pollock 341 24 Jan 1964
Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis 340 6 Feb 2010
Graeme  Smith&  Herschelle Gibbs 338 24 Jul 2003
Hashim Amla and  Jacques Kallis 330 8 Nov 2007
A Melville and AD Nourse 319 7 Jun 1947
HH Gibbs and  Jacques Kallis 315* 11 Mar 1999
Graeme  Smith and  Herschelle Gibbs 301 16 Jan 2004
Graeme  Smith and Gary Kirsten 272 18 Oct 2002

Best ODI Partnerships of South African cricket team  

ODI partnerships are thrilling and entertaining as they keep both the crowd and team excited during the match. Having the best partnerships in the record of a team is like bunch of fruit in basket. The South African cricket team is one of the finest teams in the cricket industry to have decent partnerships in ODIs. ODI partnerships are also considered important to place a high score for the chasing team. ODI partnerships are necessary to put pressure on the opposing team. Here is the list of all best partnerships of the South African team in ODI:

Playing partners

Runs Year
Gary Kirsten and Herschelle Gibbs 235 9 Mar 2000
Daryll Cullinan and Jonty Rhodes 232 29 Sep 1996
Jean-Paul Duminy and AB de Villiers 219 22 Oct 2010
Gary Kirsten and Neil McKenzie 209 22 Oct 2001
Boeta Dippenaar and Jacques Kallis 194 11 May 2005
Gary Kirsten and Mike Rindel 190 12 Jan 1995
Graeme Smith and Andrew Hall 189* 25 Nov 2005
Graeme Smith and Herschelle Gibbs 187 12 Mar 2006
Gary Kirsten and Andrew Hudson 186 5 Mar 1996
Albie Morkel and AB de Villiers 186 26 Aug 2007

Best T20 Partnerships of South African cricket team

The fast format of Twenty 20 matches will let any team win only if the partnerships of that team are strong and unbeatable. Partnerships in twenty 20 matches require lot of coordination and understanding between playing partners. South Africa’s GC smith and LE Bosman have such an understanding between them to make the best partnerships in the twenty 20 match format. Both these players have two of the best partnerships in twenty 20 matches. Here is the list of all the best partnerships of the South African team in twenty 20 Matches.

Playing Partners

Runs Year
Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman 170 15 Nov 2009
Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman 132* 2 Feb 2007
Herschelle Gibbs and  JM Kemp 120* 11 Sep 2007
Graeme Smith and Herschelle Gibbs 111 24 Feb 2006
Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman 97 13 Nov 2009
Jacques Kallis and Graeme Smith 97 2 May 2010
Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman 90 8 Oct 2010
Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis 87 7 Jun 2009
Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis 84 21 Oct 2005
Jacques Kallis and Herschelle Gibbs 74 11 Jun 2009

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