Highest Partnerships by Wicket in IPL

Last Modified Apr 28, 2023 13:51 IST
WicketRunsPartnersTeamOppositionGroundMatch Date
1st229Virat Kohli & AB de VilliersRCBv Gujarat LionsBengaluru14 May 2016
2nd215Virat Kohli & AB de VilliersRCBv MumbaiBengaluru10th May 2015
3rd210Quinton de Kock & KL RahulLSGv KKRMumbai18 May 2022
4th165Robin Uthappa & Shivam DubeyCSKv Royal Challengers BangaloreMumbai12 April 2022
5th144Shimran Hetmyer & Gurkeerat Singh MaanRCBv SRHBengaluru4 May 2019
6th134*Shakib Al Hasan & Yusuf PathanKKRv Gujarat LionsKolkata8 May 2016
7th122*Ambati Rayudu & Kieran PollardMIv RCBBengaluru14 May 2012
8th100J Suchith & Harbhajan SinghMIv KXIPMumbai12 Apr 2015
9th69Brad Hodge & James FaulknerRRv MIAhmedabad19 May 2014
10th43Sam Curran & Imran TahirCSKv MISharjah23 Oct 2020

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The Indian Premier League is taking shape as players and fans are gearing up for the 16th edition of the extravagant tournament to kick start from 31st March 2023 where 10 franchises will battle it out to engrave their name on the championship gold.

The IPL is like an action movie filled with entertainment in the form of runs, wickets, dramatic last ball finishes, super overs and what not. Amongst these blitzes of cricket amusement, watching two batsmen taking on the opposition and making them sweat with fine tune of understanding between the wickets as well as crisp shot making is a delight to the eyes.

Today, we closely look at the highest stands by wicket in the history of the IPL from the 1st to the 10th wicket!

Quinton de Kock & KL Rahul - 210 : 1st wicket

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In the league game against Kolkata Knight Riders played at the DY Patil Stadium in 2022, Lucknow Super Giants were chasing a target of 209 runs. A pretty stiff target on any day in context of a T20I, Quinton de Kock and LSG skipper KL Rahul broke records when they partnered for 210 runs and made Lucknow win the game by 10 wickets. Quinton de Kock scored a blazing 140* while Rahul hit a knock of 68 runs. This is the highest partnership for the opening wicket in the IPL.

Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers - 229 : 2nd wicket

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In the home fixture against Gujarat Lions played in the 2016 season of the IPL, Royal Challengers Bangalore came out to bat first. After losing their first wicket for 19, captain Virat Kohli, and Ab de Villiers were out in the middle to take things forward and boy did they take them too far. The famous duo jotted a 229- run stand for the second wicket where they both notched brilliant centuries and completely rattled the Gujarat bowling attack. The partnership got broken on the second last ball of the innings when the score read 248-2, which still remains an iconic match till date.

Robin Uthappa & Shivam Dube - 165 : 3rd wicket

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In the previous season of the IPL, Chennai Super Kings locked horns with arch rivals Royal Challengers Bangalore at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. After losing the toss, CSK went out to bat, the franchise lost two quick wickets with just 36 on the board. Robin Uthappa was joined by Shivam Dube and they gave the spectators a show to remember. They launched a counter-attack against the RCB and added 165 runs for the 3rd wicket where Dube was the aggressor who remained not out on 95. While Uthappagot out for an astonishing 88 in the 19th over. This propelled the Super Kings to put up 216 on the board in their 20 overs.