Highest partnerships for a wicket in World T20
by Amit Author
Published - Jun 3, 2016 6:34 am | Updated - Jun 3, 2016 6:34 am
Big partnerships serve to exhaust and demoralize the fielding teams in addition to piling up runs on the scoreboard. In the shortest format of the game, such a partnership can take the game away from the opposition. In 20 overs if two batsmen get on a roll, it can demoralize the opposition to no end. The format is generally played on flat batting surfaces where bowlers have difficulty in keeping the runs down. Here’s a look the highest partnerships for a wicket in World T20.
10. Steve Finn, Jade Dernbach – 20 v India:
The English pair added 20 in a huge defeat for their team. On 23rd September 2012 in Colombo, India hammered 170/4 and in reply England could manage only 80 in 14.4 overs. The last pair played their part in delaying the inevitable. Harbhajan Singh took 4/12 that left the English batsmen clueless on a turning track. Finn made an unbeaten 8 off 10 while his partner was the last man out on 12 off 7.
10. Nikita Miller, Sulieman Benn – 20 v Australia:
Another 20-run partnership for the 10th wicket was shared between this West Indian pair against Australia. On 11th May 2010 in Saint Lucia, the home side batted first and was reduced to 85/9 before these two took the total past hundred. A target of 106 proved easy as the Aussies overhauled it in 16.2 overs. Miller made an unbeaten 10 off 13 while his partner was the last man out on 9 off 16.