Top 5 most overall runs in partnerships in Cricket

Top 5 most overall runs in partnerships in Cricket

Top 5 most overall runs in partnerships in Cricket: Every cricket team is build on the basis of partnerships. Sometimes the teams went on to lose early wickets and it falls on the shoulder of two batsmen to bail the team out of trouble. It becomes so often that the fans of the team expect runs from these batsmen and thus start the beginning of their partnerships. Let us have a look at the top 5 pairs, who have the most overall runs in partnerships in cricket.

5. Marvan Atapattu and Sanath Jayasuriya (SL): 9995 runs from 266 innings @ 39.35

Marvan Atapattu and Sanath Jayasuriya stand 5th in the list with 9995 runs from 266 innings. (Photo Source: ESPNcricinfo Ltd)
Marvan Atapattu and Sanath Jayasuriya stand 5th in the list with 9995 runs from 266 innings. (Photo Source: ESPNcricinfo Ltd)

5th in the list of most overall runs in partnership in cricket is the former pair of Marvan Atapattu and Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka. They have played together for a period of 11 years, from 1996 to 2007, scoring 9995 runs from 266 innings at an average of 39.35. 12 times, their partnership has been unbroken and they have a total of 23 century partnerships and 50 half century partnerships. The highest partnership achieved by them is 335.

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