IPL 2021: Highest partnerships by wicket in IPL history
When the team is down and out in the game, one good partnership can bring it back in the contest.
Updated - Mar 20, 2021 12:14 pm
For any team to win a game in IPL, it is important to have good partnerships in the middle during their innings. Even when the team is down and out in the game, one good partnership can bring it back in the contest. There have been many memorable matches in which batsmen have added runs in difficult situations to win games. In this article, we will be listing out the highest partnerships in IPL for each wicket.
The record for the highest opening partnership belongs to Jonny Bairstow and David Warner who added 185 runs against RCB in IPL 2019. Both of them scored tons in this match and helped the team win the clash by a big margin of 118 runs. Bairstow scored 114 runs off 56 balls, while Warner made 100 runs in 55 balls. Among the second wicket record, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers added 229 runs in IPL 2016, which is also the overall record for the highest partnership for any wicket. The dashing duo smashed centuries in the game with RCB winning by 144 runs in the end.
The highest partnership for the third wicket was registered in an IPL 2012 game by Cameron White and Kumar Sangakkara who added 157 runs together. Deccan Chargers posted 186/4 in their first innings and won the contest by 13 runs against the Pune team. In the last league match of RCB in IPL 2019, Shimron Hetmyer and Gurkeerat Singh Maan shared 144 run partnership for the fourth wicket to help the team chase the target of 176 runs. Hetmyer slammed 75 runs off 47 balls with the help of 4 fours and 6 sixes.
Shakib Al Hasan and Yusuf Pathan stitched a 134 run partnership for the fifth wicket taking the team total to 158/4 in 20 overs after an early collapse. However, this score was not enough as they lost to Gujarat Lions by 5 wickets with 12 balls to spare. In the IPL 2012 game against RCB, the MI team registered a memorable victory by 5 wickets with the help of a brilliant partnership between Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard for the sixth wicket. MI had lost their first 5 wickets for only 51 runs in a 172-run target, but this duo added 122 runs to ensure a win for the team.
For the seventh wicket, the record belongs to Jagadeesha Suchith and Harbhajan Singh as they added 100 runs against Punjab in IPL 2019. Harbhajan smacked a 19-ball fifty but could not achieve the required target for the team in the chase. The other partnerships for the 8th, 9th and 10th wicket have also come in a losing cause which is understandable because it becomes difficult to win when the lower order has spent so much time on the crease. Among these, the records for the last 2 wickets were created in the last season only.
Highest partnerships by wicket in IPL
|1st||Jonny Bairstow and David Warner||185||RCB||2019|
|2nd||Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers||229||GL||2016|
|3rd||Cameron White and Kumar Sangakkara||157||PWI||2012|
|4th||Shimron Hetmyer and Gurkeerat Singh||144||SRH||2019|
|5th||Shakib Al Hasan and Yusuf Pathan||134*||GL||2016|
|6th||Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard||122*||RCB||2012|
|7th||Jagadeesha Suchith and Harbhajan Singh||100||KXIP||2015|
|8th||Brad Hodge and James Faulkner||69||MI||2014|
|9th||Sam Curran and Imran Tahir||43||MI||2020|
|10th||Tom Curran and Ankit Rajpoot||31*||KKR||2020|
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