Highest partnership for each wicket by Indian batsmen in World Cup history
- A closer look at the highest partnerships that Indian batsmen have put together in the history of the World Cup for each wicket.
When it comes to putting up big totals in any form of cricket, big partnerships are the bedrock of such totals and it is true in case of one-day international cricket as well. India has played in all the editions of the World Cup and over the course of the eleven editions of the showpiece tournament, the team's batsmen have put up some huge partnerships among themselves.
India has put up some huge totals in World Cup tournaments for many years and much of it has to do with some scintillating partnerships that their batsmen have put together. So, here is a look at the record for each wicket in World Cups by Indian batsmen.
1 - 174 by Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma against Ireland at Hamilton, 2015
In the group game against Ireland in Hamilton back in the 2015 World Cup, the opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma put together an opening stand that went on to eclipse all previous Indian records for the first wicket. Ireland batted first and scored 259. Many may have believed that it was a competitive enough total but the openers ensured that the match turned into a walk in the park for India.
They put on 174 in just 23.2 overs and scored at a brisk pace to close the game pretty quickly. Rohit was the man to be dismissed for 64 (off 66 balls, 3 fours, 3 sixes), while Dhawan went on to score exactly 100 runs (85 balls, 11 fours, 5 sixes).
India eventually finished the chase in the 37th over.