In any T20 match, it is very important to have a good partnership in the middle for the batting team to post a good total. It is true for the most popular T20 league IPL as well. Once a pair sets its eyes on the crease, they can aim for big shots and accelerate the pace of innings as well. On the other end, it becomes very difficult for the opposition to control the run flow in such situations. In this article, we will be discussing the 5 highest partnerships in tournament history.
The one common thing among the record tally of partnership is the name of Virat Kohli. The Indian skipper has been involved in three of the top four in the list. He along with AB de Villiers added 229 runs for the second wicket against Gujarat Lions in IPL 2016 game. Both of them smashed hundreds in this clash with the Proteas batsman scoring 129 runs off 52 balls with the help of 12 sixes and 10 fours. RCB posted a total of 248/3 with Virat contributing 109 runs off 55 balls. The Gujarat team could not compete at all as they were all out for 104 runs losing the game by 144 runs.
The same duo added 215 runs for the second wicket against Mumbai Indians earlier in IPL 2015. In that match, AB de Villiers slammed 133 runs in only 59 balls including 19 fours and 4 sixes. Virat played a vital knock of 82 runs off 50 balls. RCB won this match by 39 runs as they restricted MI to 196/7 after scoring 235/1 in the first innings.
In IPL 2011, in a game against RCB, the Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist hit an amazing century scoring 106 runs off 55 balls. He added 206 runs for the second wicket with Shaun Marsh, who made 79 runs in 49 balls. Punjab posted 232/2 in their first innings and won the match by 111 runs in the end.
Virat shared a partnership of 204 runs for the second wicket along with Chris Gayle against the Delhi side in the IPL 2012 game. Gayle smacked 128 runs in 62 balls, while Virat scored 73 runs off 53 balls. RCB won this match by 21 runs with Zaheer Khan picking up 3 wickets. RCB had put up a total of 215/1 in the first innings, and Delhi managed to score 194/9 in the chase.
The fifth highest partnership in IPL history is also for the second wicket. In the IPL 2012 game against Hyderabad, the Delhi team were chasing 188 runs. For them, David Warner scored 109 runs off 54 balls to help the team win by 9 wickets. Warner stitched an important partnership of 189 runs with Naman Ojha who hit 64 runs off 46 balls.
Highest partnerships in IPL
|Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers||2nd||229||GL||2016|
|Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers||2nd||215*||MI||2015|
|Adam Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh||2nd||206||RCB||2011|
|Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle||2nd||204*||DD||2012|
|David Warner and Naman Ojha||2nd||189*||DEC||2012|
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