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Highest Partnerships By Wicket In World Cup

In Cricket World Cup, some teams depend on their bowling attack more, some depend on their batting and some are pretty much well balanced. It is very important to start well in high pressure matches like those in the World Cup.


There have been some partnerships throughout the different editions of the tournament, which have provided the necessary starts or the stability for a particular team to cash on. These partnerships have been very crucial in their campaign.


Here is a list of the pairs with most runs in a World Cup for each wicket:


Most Partnerships By Wicket In World Cup


WicketRunsPartnersTeamOppositionGroundMatch Date
1st282Upul Tharanga, Tillakaratne DilshanSri Lankav ZimbabwePallekele10 Mar 2011
2nd372Chris Gayle, Marlon SamuelsWest Indiesv ZimbabweCanberra24 Feb 2015
3rd237*Rahul Dravid, Sachin TendulkarIndiav KenyaBristol23 May 1999
4th204Michael Clarke, Brad HodgeAustraliav NetherlandsBasseterre18 Mar 2007
5th256*David Miller, JP DuminySouth Africav ZimbabweHamilton15 Feb 2015
6th162Kevin O'Brien, Alex CusackIrelandv EnglandBengaluru2 Mar 2011
7th116MS Dhoni, Ravindra JadejaIndiav New ZealandManchester9 Jul 2019
8th117David Houghton, Iain ButchartZimbabwev New ZealandHyderabad (Deccan)10 Oct 1987
9th126*Kapil Dev, Syed KirmaniIndiav ZimbabweTunbridge Wells18 Jun 1983
10th71Andy Roberts, Joel GarnerWest Indiesv IndiaManchester9 Jun 1983

Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga scored 282 runs together for first wicket in the 2011 World Cup. The pair averaged exactly 100 through out the tournament. With the help of this strong partnership, Sri Lanka managed to reach the Finals of the tournament.


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In the recent world cup MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja broke the highest partnership record for 7th wicket in World Cup while playing against New Zealand in World Cup 2019 Semi Final. Unfortunately they lost the match despite of the great effort from these two.


India v Sri Lanka - 2011 ICC World Cup Final


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