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Highest Partnership Runs in Test-ODI-T20-World Cup Cricket

by on January 18, 2011
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Highest Partnership Runs in Test Cricket

A successful test match is built on either excellent bowling or good partnerships. The highest partnership record in test cricket goes to Srilankan duo, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara who registered whopping 624 runs in the first inning of a test match played between South Africa and Srilanka at Colombo in July 2006. Following is the list of best partnerships (Ist Inning plus second Inning) in  test match history.

Partnership Country 1st Inn 2nd Inn Total Runs
Mahela Jayawardene, KC Sangakkara Sri Lanka 624 624
Sanath Jayasuriya, RS Mahanama Sri Lanka 576 576
Donald Bradman, WH Ponsford Australia 451 29 480
Martin Crowe, AH Jones New Zealand 467 467
Javed Miandad, Mudassar Nazar Pakistan 451 451
CC Hunte, GS Sobers West Indies 446 446
Maravan Atapattu, KC Sangakkara Sri Lanka 438 438
Mahela Jayawardene, TT Samaraweera Sri Lanka 437 437
SM Gavaskar, DB Vengsarkar India 89 344 433
HH Dippenaar, JA Rudolph South Africa 429 429
Highest Partnership Runs in ODI Cricket

One day International history has seen some excellent partnerships, which paved way for teams in limited overs match. The best ever partnership in an ODI match was fostered by the Indian pair Sachin Tendulker and Rahul Dravid who jointly put up 331 runs on 2nd wicket partnership against New Zealand at Hyderabad, India played on November 8, 1999. Sachin Tendulker scored unbeaten 186 runs where Rahul dravid got out at 153 runs. India won the match by 174 runs where Sahcin Tendulker was declared as Player of the match on his outstanding not out innings. Following is the list of top 10 partnerships in ODI Cricket.


Country Runs Wicket Against Played on
Sachin Tendulkar, R Dravid India 331 2nd New Zealand 8-Nov-99
Saurav Ganguly, R Dravid India 318 2nd Sri Lanka 26-May-99
WU Tharanga, ST Jayasuriya Sri Lanka 286 1st England 1-Jul-06
M Azharuddin, A Jadeja India 275 4th Zimbabwe 9-Apr-98
JAH Marshall, BB McCullum New Zealand 274 1st Ireland 1-Jul-08
Aamer Sohail, Inzamam-ul-Haq Pakistan 263 2nd New Zealand 20-Apr-94
Saurav Ganguly, SR Tendulkar India 258 1st Kenya 24-Oct-01
Saleem Elahi, Abdul Razzaq Pakistan 257 2nd South Africa 11-Dec-02
SR Watson, RT Ponting Australia 252 2nd England 2-Oct-09
Saurav Ganguly, SR Tendulkar India 252 1st Sri Lanka 7-Jul-98
Highest Partnership Runs in T20 Cricket

Centurion has seen the highest partnership in T20 Internationals when the South African opening pair Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman put up 170 runs in sync against England on November 15, 2009. Graeme Smith and Bosman’s individual score was 88 runs and 94 runs respectively where South Africa won the match by 84 runs. Loots Bosman was awarded as the ‘Player of the Match’.

Fore-mentioned is the list of top 10 partnerships in terms of runs in T20 Internationals

Partnership Country Runs Wicket
Graeme Smith, Loots Bosman South Africa 170 1st
Mahela Jayawardene, KC Sangakkara Sri Lanka 166 2nd
Chris Gayle, DS Smith West Indies 145 1st
Kamran Akmal, Salman Butt Pakistan 142 1st
Gautam Gambhir, V Sehwag India 136 1st
Chris Gayle, ADS Fletcher West Indies 133 1st
Graeme Smith, LE Bosman South Africa 132 1st
JD Ryder, BB McCullum New Zealand 130 1st
DO Obuya, SO Tikolo Kenya 126 1st
AA Obanda, SO Tikolo Kenya 126 1st
Highest Partnership Runs in World Cup Cricket

The highest runs partnership at any World Cup match is the 2nd wicket partnership between Saurav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid against Srilanka at Taunton during 1999 Cricket World Cup played on May 26, 1999. Ganguly and Dravid jointly posted 318 runs on the scoreboard where their corresponding scores of 183 runs and 145 runs. Saurav Ganguly was awarded ‘Player of the Match’ where India won the match by 157 runs.

Here is a list of top 10 highest runs partnerships recorded at World Cup tournaments to date.


4 Responses to “Highest Partnership Runs in Test-ODI-T20-World Cup Cricket”
  1. aman agnihotry says:

    I want all records in odi….
    send me by mail…

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