IPL 2023: Highest opening partnerships in IPL history
It all depends on how the opening batters perform which defines the strategy of the team in the innings.
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In a tournament like IPL, every team wants to have a good start with the bat in the initial overs of the match. It all depends on how the opening batters perform which defines the strategy of the team in the innings. If they give a good start, then the opposition can be put under pressure which can result in disruption of plans for the other team. Whereas in case of a bad start, it becomes difficult to recover from an early loss. In this article, we will be discussing the 5 highest opening partnerships in the history of IPL.
5. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway – 182 runs
CSK were put into bat first by SRH skipper Kane Williamson after winning the toss and their openers made SRH pay from the word go. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway started off cautiously before unleashing their strokeplay on the opposition bowlers. Ruturaj was unlucky to miss out on a century as he scored 99 off 57 deliveries while Conway played out the entire innings remained unbeaten on 85 off 55 balls. Both openers added 182 runs for the first wicket creating a record.
4.KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal – 183 runs
This match will be etched in the memory of fans because of Rahul Tewatia’s blazing knock which took Rajasthan Royals to a thrilling win. But before that, Mayank Agarwal had hit a brilliant hundred in the first innings scoring 106 runs off 50 balls. Mayank and KL Rahul added 183 runs for the first wicket against Rajasthan Royals which helped the team to reach a total of 223/2 in 20 overs. Rahul smashed 69 runs off 54 balls with the help of 7 fours and 1 six.
3. Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn – 184* runs
In this IPL 2017 match, Gujarat Lions posted a total of 183/4 in 20 overs. For them, captain Suresh Raina scored 68 runs off 51 balls. In response to this total, Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn started with a bang adding 184 runs for the first wicket and won the match by 10 wickets for KKR with 31 balls to spare. Lynn scored 93 runs off 41 balls while Gambhir made 76 runs in 48 balls.
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2. Jonny Bairstow and David Warner – 185 runs
Jonny Bairstow and David Warner set the stage on fire when they smashed centuries in the same match against RCB in IPL 2019. Bairstow scored 114 runs off 56 balls while Warner hit 100 runs off 55 balls. They both added 185 runs for the first wicket, and SRH posted 231/2 in their 20 overs. Chasing this total, RCB collapsed to 113 runs and lost the match by 118 runs. Bairstow was adjudged player of the match for his glorious ton.
1. KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock – 210* runs
The top spot on this list is occupied by Lucknow Super Giants duo KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock, who added – runs in the clash against Kolkata Knight Riders. The duo made an absolute mockery of KKR bowlers as the ball was flying all over the park.
De Kock was the major contributor in the partnership as he scored 140 off just 70 balls. Playing the second fiddle, Rahul mustered 68 off 51 balls. Notably, both batters carried off their bats as KKR couldn’t take a single wicket in 20 overs.
Highest opening partnerships in IPL
|KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock||210*||KKR||2022|
|Jonny Bairstow and David Warner||185||RCB||2019|
|Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn||184*||GL||2017|
|KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal||183||RR||2020|
|Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway||182||SRH||2022|
*Last Updated: 30 May, 2023.
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