Top 10 Highest overall partnership runs by a pair in International Cricket
Updated - Oct 9, 2015 12:53 pm
Top 10 Highest overall partnership runs by a pair in International Cricket: They say partnerships are the most important part of an innings, and there is plenty of substance to that argument. When two batsmen combine with masterly camaraderie, the bowlers toil and are left with very little options. While one complements the other, a good partnership also sets the tone for the rest of the innings. Over the years there have been many epic stands in the 3 formats of the game and most are etched in our memories. Such is the reliability factor associated with these batsmen that even if others don’t stick around the side is assured of a big total.
Today we look at the Top 10 Highest overall partnership runs by a pair in International Cricket (ODIs + Tests + T20Is):
10. Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag – 7199 runs, 2003-2013:
The Delhi team-mates paired for India, they proved to be a nightmare for opposition bowlers when in full swing. While Sehwag generally went hammer and tongs, his partner Gambhir milked the bowling with his fine display of delightful stroke play. They were once touted as the best opening pair in Test cricket. They averaged more than 48 in the 153 innings they batted together, they also managed 17 stands of 100 or more.