10 Highest Partnerships in ICC World Cup

10 Highest Partnerships in ICC World Cup

In cricket, batsmen can make a huge difference to a game. As they score huge runs, they ensure that the opponents have a big number to chase. Batsmen, by maintaining calm and steadiness, are the ones who can lead their teams to a victory by chasing the runs put up by the opponents in the first innings. However, it is not one batsman who can make such a huge contribution to the sport. There is a reason why two batsmen are together on the crease: so that they can assist each other in scoring well. While one player can smash a six or a boundary, a stable partnership between two batsmen can lead to a good run big enough to hassle the opponents. ICC World Cup being the biggest cricket tournament, some of the greatest matches in the tournament have seen some excellent partnerships. Let u take a look at the 10 Highest Partnerships in ICC World Cup.

10 Highest Partnerships in ICC World Cup

10. Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan (2011)

10 Highest Partnerships in ICC World Cup

10 Highest Partnerships in Cricket World Cup

Two of the very best batsmen of Sri Lankan team, Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan, made a 231 runs not-out opening partnership, which is regarded as one of the 10 Highest Partnerships in ICC World Cup, in the 4th quarter final of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup which was played between Sri Lanka and England at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, on 26th March 2011. England won the toss and chose to bat first and made a total of 229 runs with 6 wickets in 50 overs. Sri Lanka, in the second innings while chasing the target, achieved the needed 231 runs to win the match in 39.3 overs without any wicket loss. Upul Tharanga scored 102 runs in 122 balls with 12 boundaries and an over-boundary, and Tillakaratne Dilshan scored 108 runs in 115 balls with 10 boundaries and two sixers. Sri Lanka won the 2011 ICC World Cup quarter final by 10 wickets and Tillakaratne Dilshan was declared player of the match for his amazing batting innings.

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9. Ricky Ponting and Damien Martyn (2003)

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10 Highest Partnership Records in ICC World Cup

Two of the pioneer batsmen of Australian team, Ricky Ponting and Damien Martyn, made a 234 runs not-out partnership on the 3rd wicket , which is regarded as one of the 10 Highest Partnerships in ICC World Cup, in the final match of the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup which was played between Australia and India at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, on 23rd March 2003. India won the toss and chose to field first and Australia made a total of 359 runs with 2 wickets in 50 overs. Ricky Ponting scored an amazing 140 runs in 121 balls with 4 boundaries and 8 over-boundaries, and Damien Martyn scored 88 runs in 84 balls with 7 boundaries and a sixer. India, in the second innings while chasing the target, lost all their 10 wickets under 234 runs in 39.2 overs. Australian won the 2003 ICC World Cup Final by 125 runs and former Australian captain Ricky Ponting was declared player of the match for his spectacular batting innings.

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8. Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar (1999)

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10 Best Partnerships – The Cricket World Cup Stats

Two of the leading batsmen of Indian team, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, made a 237 runs not-out partnership on the 3rd wicket, which is regarded as one of the 10 Highest Partnerships in ICC World Cup, in the 15th match of Group A in 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup which was played between India and Kenya at County Ground, Bristol, on 23rd May 1999. Kenya won the toss and chose to field first and India made a total of 329 runs with 2 wickets in 50 overs. Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar scored 140 runs in 101 balls with 16 boundaries and 3 over-boundaries, and Rahul Dravid scored 104 runs in 109 balls with 10 boundaries. Kenya, in the second innings while chasing the target, was able to make just 235 runs in 50 overs while sacrificing 7 wickets. India won the world cup match by 94 runs and Little Master Sachin Tendulkar was declared player of the match for his breathtaking batting performance.

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7. Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly (2003)

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Legendary Partnership in ICC Cricket World Cup

Two of the Indian godfather of batting, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, made a 244 runs partnership on the 2nd wicket, which is regarded as one of the 10 Highest Partnerships in ICC World Cup, in the 25th match of Pool A in 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup which was played between India and Namibia at City Oval ground, Pietermaritzburg, on 23rd February 2003. Namibia won the toss and opted to field first and India made a total of 311 runs with 2 wickets in 50 overs. Sourav Ganguly scored 112 runs in 119 balls with 6 boundaries and 4 over-boundaries, and Little Master Sachin Tendulkar scored 152 runs in 151 balls with 18 boundaries. Namibia, in the second innings while chasing the target, lost all their 10 wickets in just 130 runs in 42.3 overs. India won the world cup match by 181 runs and Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar was declared player of the match for his one-of-a-kind batting performance.

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6. Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis (2015)

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10 Best Partnerships in Cricket – World Cup List

Two of the best South African Batsmen Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis made a 247 runs partnership on the 2nd wicket, which is regarded as one of the 10 Highest Partnerships in ICC World Cup, in the 24th match of Pool B in 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup which was played between Ireland and South Africa at Manuka Oval Ground, Canberra, on 3rd March 2015. South Africa won the toss and opted to bat first and made a total of 411 runs with 4 wickets in 50 overs. Hashim Amla scored 159 runs in 128 balls with 16 boundaries and 4 over-boundaries, and Faf du Plessis scored 109 runs in 109 balls with 10 boundaries and an over-boundary. Ireland, in the second innings while chasing the target, lost all their 10 wickets in 210 runs in 45 overs. South Africa won the world cup match by 201 runs and Hashim Amla was declared player of the match for his strong batting innings.

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5. David Miller and Jean-Paul Duminy (2015)

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10 Amazing Partnerships in ICC World Cup

Two of the leading batsmen of South Africa, David Miller and Jean-Paul Duminy, made a 256 runs not-out partnership on the 5th wicket, which is regarded as one of the 10 Highest Partnerships in ICC World Cup, in the 3rd match of Pool B in 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup which was played between South Africa and Zimbabwe at Hamilton cricket ground on 15th February 2015. Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to field first and South Africa made a total of 339 runs with 4 wickets in 50 overs. David Miller scored 138 runs in 92 balls with 7 boundaries and 9 over-boundaries, and Jean-Paul Duminy scored 115 runs in exact 100 balls with 9 boundaries and 3 sixers. Zimbabwe, in the second innings while chasing the target, lost all their 10 wickets in 277 runs in 48.2 overs. South Africa won the world cup match by 62 runs and David Miller was declared player of the match for his wonderful batting performance.

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4. David Warner and Steven Smith (2015)

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Most Dominating Partnerships in Cricket World Cup

Two of the very best Australian batsmen David Warner and Steven Smith made a 260 runs partnership on the 2nd wicket, which is regarded as one of the 10 Highest Partnerships in ICC World Cup, in the 26th match of Pool A in 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup which was played between Australia and Afghanistan at Western Australian Cricket Association ground, Perth, on 4th March 2015. Afghanistan won the toss and opted to field first and Australia made a total of 417 runs with 6 wickets in 50 overs. David Warner scored 178 runs in 133 balls with 19 boundaries and 5 over-boundaries, and Steven Smith scored 95 runs in 98 balls with 8 boundaries and a sixer. Afghanistan, in the second innings while chasing the target, lost all their 10 wickets in just 142 runs in 37.3 overs. Australia won the world cup match by 275 runs and David Warner was declared player of the match for his marvelous batting performance.

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3. Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan (2011)

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ICC World Cup – 10 Highest Partnerships

Two of the Sri Lankan batting genius Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan made a 282 runs partnership on the 1st wicket, which is regarded as one of the 10 Highest Partnerships in ICC World Cup, in the 26th match of Group A in 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup which was played between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on 10th March 2011. Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to field first and Sri Lanka made a total of 327 runs with 6 wickets in 50 overs. Upul Tharanga scored 133 runs in 141 balls with 17 boundaries, and Tillakaratne Dilshan scored 144 runs in 131 balls with 16 boundaries and a sixer. Zimbabwe, in the second innings while chasing the target, lost all their 10 wickets in just 188 runs in 39 overs. Sri Lanka won the world cup match by 139 runs and Tillakaratne Dilshan was declared player of the match for his batting innings.

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2. Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid (1999)

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10 Best Partnerships in Cricket World Cup

Two of the Indian batting legends Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid made a 318 runs partnership on the 2nd wicket, which is regarded as one of the 10 Highest Partnerships in ICC World Cup, in the 21st match of Group A in 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup which was played between India and Sri Lanka at County Ground, Taunton, on 26th May 1999. Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to field first and India made a total of 373 runs with 6 wickets in 50 overs. Sourav Ganguly scored 183 runs in 158 balls with 17 boundaries and 7 over-boundaries, and Rahul Dravid scored 145 runs in 129 balls with 17 boundaries and a sixer. Sri Lanka, in the second innings while chasing the target, lost all their 10 wickets in 216 runs in 42.3 overs. India won the world cup match by 157 runs and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly was declared player of the match for his spectacular batting performance.

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1. Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels (2015)

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Partnerships Records – Top 10 list of Cricket World Cup

Two of the West Indian batsmen Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels made a 372 runs partnership on the 2nd wicket in the 15th match of Pool B in 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup which was played between West Indies and Zimbabwe at Manuka Oval Ground, Canberra, on 24th February 2015, which is regarded as one of the 10 Highest Partnerships in ICC World Cup. West Indies won the toss and opted to bat first and made a total of 372 runs with 2 wickets in 50 overs. Chris Gayle scored 215 runs in 147 balls with 10 boundaries and 16 over-boundaries, and Marlon Samuels scored 133 runs in 156 balls with 11 boundaries and 3 over-boundaries. Zimbabwe, in the second innings while chasing the target, lost all their 10 wickets in 289 runs in 44.3 overs. West Indies won the world cup match by 73 runs and Chris Gayle was declared player of the match for his wonderful batting performance.

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These partnerships have contributed to some of the greatest matches in the history of cricket World Cups. It is often seen that in such great partnerships, one player takes the responsibility of sending the ball beyond the boundary or into the gallery, while the other player takes a calmer, more stable approach, as they together combine their skill and runs, and create some memorable moments.