Highest Partnership in ODI

Highest Partnership in ODI

Marlon Samuels and Chris Gayle have the record of the highest partnership in ODI against Zimbabwe on February 24, 2015.

One-Day Internationals are often remembered for individual heroics, but 

partnerships in ODI cricket are crucial as they can change the outcome of a match and boost the confidence of the batting team. 

A well-constructed partnership not only demoralizes the opposition but also allows the batsmen to settle in, assess the conditions, and plan their innings accordingly. 

Throughout the history of ODI cricket, there have been remarkable partnerships that have showcased the skill and talent of the batsmen involved. 

Batsmen must balance aggression and caution, knowing when to take calculated risks and when to consolidate.

Highest Partnership in ODI | Top 10

Let’s explore the top 10 highest partnerships in ODI cricket history, where batsmen have combined their skills to create memorable moments on the field. 

From explosive opening stands to resilient middle-order partnerships, these partnerships have etched their names in the record books, captivating fans around the world.

10. Quinton de Kock & Hashim Amla  (282 runs, South Africa vs Bangladesh, 15-10-2017):

Quinton de Kock & Hashim Amla  282 runs Partnership against Bangladesh

The dynamic South African opening pair of Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla left an indelible mark on October 15, 2017, in Kimberley against Bangladesh.

From the very first ball, de Kock and Amla were in complete control. The Bangladeshi bowlers had no answer to their masterful hitting. 

De Kock unleashed his trademark aggression, raining boundaries across the ground. Sixes soared over midwicket, while crisp drives found the gaps with precision. 

Amla, the seasoned campaigner, played the perfect foil, anchoring the innings with his classy strokeplay.

The duo’s unbeaten partnership of 282 runs for the 1st wicket secured a comfortable 10-wicket victory for the Proteas but also redefined the possibilities of an opening partnership in the 50-over format.

9. David Warner & Travis Head (284 runs, Australia vs Pakistan, January 26, 2017):

David Warner & Travis Head 284 runs Partnership vs Pakistan

Warner and Head turned Adelaide into a batting paradise. Warner’s ferocious 179 and Head’s composed 128 combined for a 284-run opening stand. 

Pakistan could only manage 312 in response, falling short by 57 runs to the Australian onslaught.

The Warner-Head partnership not only etched their names into the annals of cricketing history but also left an enduring impression of the sheer dominance exhibited in that memorable match at Adelaide.

8. Upul Tharanga & Sanath Jayasuriya (286 runs, Sri Lanka vs England, July 1, 2006):

At the historic Headingley ground in Leeds, the Sri Lankan cricket team roared a deafening victory, tearing apart England’s seemingly formidable total with a record breaking run chase. 

Facing a daunting target of 322 set by England, Sri Lanka knew they needed something extraordinary. And extraordinary is exactly what they delivered. 

Jayasuriya, the epitome of aggressive elegance, took the English bowling attack head-on. He unleashed a whirlwind of boundaries, peppering the ground with powerful drives, elegant flicks, and audacious scoops.

Every ball seemed to beg for punishment, and Jayasuriya obliged, sending the crowd into raptures with every stroke.

At the other end, Tharanga played the perfect foil. While Jayasuriya danced down the track and launched into aerial assaults, Tharanga provided solidity and calm amidst the fireworks. 

He played with impeccable timing and shot selection, occupying the crease with unwavering determination.

Jayasuriya’s swashbuckling 152 and Tharanga’s steady 109 formed a 286-run partnership that chased down England’s 321/7 with 75 balls remaining. Sri Lanka’s 8-wicket win sealed their dominance.

7. Virat Kohli & Ishan Kishan (290 runs, India vs Bangladesh, December 10, 2022):

Virat Kohli & Ishan Kishan 290 runs Partnership vs Bangladesh, December 10, 2022.

In Chattogram, two generations of Indian batting brilliance came together in a remarkable display of power and skill. 

The experienced Virat Kohli, playing with the poise of a seasoned veteran, crafted a composed 113, while the young Ishan Kishan exploded with youthful exuberance, smashing a blistering 210. 

Their contrasting styles meshed perfectly, as they stitched together a mammoth 290-run partnership, the cornerstone of India’s imposing total of 409/8.

 In stark contrast, Bangladesh’s batting faltered under the pressure, mustering a meagre 182, succumbing to a massive 227-run defeat. 

This emphatic victory was a testament to the depth and versatility of Indian batting, showcasing a seamless blend of experience and youthful exuberance that bodes well for the future.

6. Tamim Iqbal & Litton Das (292 runs, Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, March 6, 2020):

Tamim Iqbal & Litton Das (292 runs, Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, March 6, 2020):

The Bangladeshi tigers roared in Sylhet. Tamim, with a touch of pure class, crafted a masterful 128, while Litton, a storm in orange and green, detonated 176 runs. 

Together, they forged a partnership of epic proportions, 292 runs, leaving the Zimbabwean bowlers gasping for air. 

Bangladesh, feasting on their rivals’ haplessness, piled on a monstrous 322 for 3, a score even the rain couldn’t dampen. 

When Duckworth-Lewis adjusted the target, Zimbabwe found themselves staring down a daunting 300. Their resistance was feeble, a mere flicker in the face of the Bangladeshi onslaught. 

In the end, Bangladesh triumphed by a resounding 123 runs, a victory echoing the triumphant roar of their tigers, a testament to the brilliance of Tamim and Litton, and a stark reminder of their dominance on home soil.

5. Imam-ul-Haq & Fakhar Zaman (304 runs, Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, July 20, 2018):

Imam-ul-Haq & Fakhar Zaman (304 runs, Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, July 20, 2018):

The Pakistani openers, Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq, transformed the Bulawayo Athletic Club into their own personal playground on a glorious day for Pakistani cricket. 

The first ODI of the series, saw Zaman unleash an absolute beast of an innings, smashing a career-best 210 runs off just 145 balls. His knock was a masterclass in power and precision, peppered with boundaries of all shapes and sizes. 

Not to be outdone, Imam, the elegant southpaw, crafted a delightful century of his own, stroking his way to 113 runs with characteristic finesse.

Together, the duo forged a monumental partnership of 304 runs, the highest by any Pakistani pair in ODIs, completely dismantling the bewildered Zimbabwean bowling attack. Pakistan won the match comfortably by 244.

4. Sourav Ganguly & Rahul Dravid (318 runs, India vs Sri Lanka, May 26, 1999):

Sourav Ganguly & Rahul Dravid 318 runs partnership vs Sri Lanka, May 26, 1999.

On May 26, 1999, at the County Ground in Taunton, England, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid stitched together a remarkable 318-run partnership against Sri Lanka in

the ICC World Cup. This was the highest partnership ever seen in ODI cricket at the time for India.

Ganguly and Dravid came together at the crease after India lost early wickets. They steadied the innings and then began to build a monumental partnership. 

Ganguly went on to score a magnificent 183 runs, his highest ODI score at the time, while Dravid contributed a solid 145. 

Their innings were studded with boundaries and sixes, a display of aggressive batting that was relatively unheard of in ODI cricket at the time.

Their partnership helped India post a mammoth total of 373/6, which was then the highest score ever recorded by India in the World Cup. 

Sri Lanka, in response, were bowled out for 216, losing the match by a massive 157 runs.

3. Sachin Tendulkar & Rahul Dravid (331 runs, India vs New Zealand, November 8, 1999):

Sachin Tendulkar & Rahul Dravid 331 runs partnership vs New Zealand, November 8, 1999.

On 8th of November, 1999, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, conjured up a magical partnership against New Zealand. 

India lost their opening batsman, Sourav Ganguly, early. But then came together two masters of the craft, two batsmen who could weave willow-wielding symphonies. 

Tendulkar, the master blaster, unleashed his repertoire of strokes, peppering the boundaries with his trademark drives and flicks. Dravid, the wall, stood firm, a resolute rock amidst the flowing runs.

The runs flowed effortlessly, a testament to their understanding and complementary styles. Tendulkar, the aggressor, kept the scoreboard ticking, while Dravid, the accumulator, provided solidity.

In the 45th over, Dravid fell for a magnificent 153, an innings laced with 15 boundaries and 2 sixes. But the momentum didn’t wane. Tendulkar continued his onslaught, reaching his 28th ODI century and eventually finishing on an unbeaten 186.

India’s final score of 376/2 was a mammoth total in those days, and New Zealand, never truly recovering from the onslaught, were bundled out for 202. 

India won by a comprehensive 174 runs, but the real victory was the partnership between Tendulkar and Dravid, a display of batting mastery that redefined what was possible in one-day cricket.

2. Shai Hope & John Campbell (365 runs, West Indies vs Ireland, May 5, 2019):

Shai Hope & John Campbell 365 runs partnership vs Ireland, May 5, 2019.

West Indies’ opening duo, Shai Hope and John Campbell, rewrote the record books, stitching together a monumental 365-run partnership against Irland on May 5, 2019.

Their innings wasn’t just a pile of runs; it was a symphony of willow and leather, a masterclass in controlled aggression and audacious strokeplay. 

Hope, the elegant southpaw, unfurled his cover drives with the grace of a maestro, while Campbell, the stocky left-hander, sent the ball soaring over the ropes with brute force.

Hope’s elegant 170 and Campbell’s brutal 179 combined for a stunning 365. Ireland were left bewildered, as West Indies cruised to a 196-run victory.

1. Marlon Samuels & Chris Gayle (372 runs, West Indies vs Zimbabwe, February 24, 2015):

Marlon Samuels & Chris Gayle 372 runs, partnership vs Zimbabwe, February 24, 2015.

In a Pool B match in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 agaisnt Zimbabwe, the West Indian duo of Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels rewrote the record books in a way that left jaws agape and hearts pounding.

Dwayne Smith’s early dismissal did little to dampen the West Indian spirit. Enter Chris Gayle, the “Universe Boss,” in all his swagger and destructive brilliance. 

The Zimbabwean bowlers were mere bowling machines, feeding Gayle a steady diet of deliveries that met their inevitable fate – soaring over the boundary ropes in a symphony of sixes. Boundaries blurred, and records tumbled.

But Gayle wasn’t a lone warrior. At the other end, stood Marlon Samuels, the epitome of composure amidst the Gayle hurricane. 

He played the perfect foil, rotating the strike, finding boundaries of his own, and providing Gayle the platform to unleash his fury. Their partnership, a study in contrasts, was a masterclass in symbiotic batting.

Gayle smashed a belligerent 215, while Samuels held the innings together with 133. Their unbeaten stand crushed Zimbabwe, who could only manage 289 against West Indies’ mammoth 372/2.

List of All the Highest Partnerships in ODI Cricket History

Sr. No.PartnersRunsWktTeamOppositionGroundMatch Date
1Marlon Samuels (133), Chris Gayle (215)3722ndWest Indiesv ZimbabweCanberra24-Feb-15
2Shai Hope (170), John Campbell (179)3651stWest Indiesv IrelandDublin5-May-19
3Sachin Tendulkar (186), Rahul Dravid (153)3312ndIndiav New ZealandHyderabad (Deccan)8-Nov-99
4Sourav Ganguly (183), Rahul Dravid (145)3182ndIndiav Sri LankaTaunton26-May-99
5Imam-ul-Haq (113), Fakhar Zaman (210)3041stPakistanv ZimbabweBulawayo20-Jul-18
6Tamim Iqbal (128), Litton Das (176)2921stBangladeshv ZimbabweSylhet6-Mar-20
7Virat Kohli (113), Ishan Kishan (210)2902ndIndiav BangladeshChattogram10-Dec-22
8Upul Tharanga (109), Sanath Jayasuriya (152)2861stSri Lankav EnglandLeeds1-Jul-06
9David Warner (179), Travis Head (128)2841stAustraliav PakistanAdelaide26-Jan-17
10Quinton de Kock (168), Hashim Amla (110)282*1stSouth Africav BangladeshKimberley15-Oct-17
11Upul Tharanga, Tillakaratne2821stSri Lankav ZimbabwePallekele10-Mar-11
12A Jadeja, M Azharuddin275*4thIndiav ZimbabweCuttack9-Apr-98
13JAH Marshall, BB McCullum2741stNew Zealandv IrelandAberdeen1-Jul-08
14R Ravindra, DP Conway273*2ndNew Zealandv EnglandAhmedabad5-Oct-23
15DA Warner, TM Head2691stAustraliav EnglandMelbourne22-Nov-22
16L Ronchi, GD Elliott267*6thNew Zealandv Sri LankaDunedin23-Jan-15
17Inzamam-ul-Haq, Aamer Sohail2632ndPakistanv New ZealandSharjah20-Apr-94
18DA Warner, SPD Smith2602ndAustraliav AfghanistanPerth4-Mar-15
19DA Warner, MR Marsh2591stAustraliav PakistanBengaluru20-Oct-23
20DA Warner, AJ Finch258*1stAustraliav IndiaWankhede14-Jan-20
21SR Tendulkar, SC Ganguly2581stIndiav KenyaPaarl24-Oct-01
22D Ramdin, DM Bravo2583rdWest Indiesv BangladeshBasseterre25-Aug-14
23Saleem Elahi, Abdul Razzaq2572ndPakistanv South AfricaGqeberha11-Dec-02
24DA Miller, JP Duminy256*5thSouth Africav ZimbabweHamilton15-Feb-15
25JJ Roy, AD Hales256*1stEnglandv Sri LankaBirmingham24-Jun-16
26Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni2564thIndiav EnglandCuttack19-Jan-17
27Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran2561stAfghanistanv BangladeshChattogram8-Jul-23
28SR Watson, RT Ponting252*2ndAustraliav EnglandCenturion2-Oct-09
29SR Tendulkar, SC Ganguly2521stIndiav Sri LankaColombo (RPS)7-Jul-98
30DA Miller, F du Plessis2524thSouth Africav AustraliaHobart11-Nov-18
31IJL Trott, AJ Strauss2502ndEnglandv BangladeshBirmingham12-Jul-10
32JE Root, AD Hales2482ndEnglandv PakistanNottingham30-Aug-16
33RR Rossouw, HM Amla2471stSouth Africav West IndiesJohannesburg18-Jan-15
34RR Rossouw, HM Amla2473rdSouth Africav West IndiesCenturion28-Jan-15
35F du Plessis, HM Amla2472ndSouth Africav IrelandCanberra3-Mar-15
36SE Marsh, AJ Finch2461stAustraliav ScotlandEdinburgh3-Sep-13
37RG Sharma, V Kohli2462ndIndiav West IndiesGuwahati21-Oct-18
38SR Tendulkar, SC Ganguly2442ndIndiav NamibiaPietermaritzburg23-Feb-03
39SPD Smith, GJ Bailey2423rdAustraliav IndiaPerth12-Jan-16
40Q de Kock, HM Amla2391stSouth Africav EnglandCenturion9-Feb-16
41BKG Mendis, WIA Fernando2393rdSri Lankav West IndiesHambantota26-Feb-20
42AB de Villiers, HM Amla2383rdSouth Africav PakistanJohannesburg17-Mar-13
43SR Tendulkar, R Dravid237*3rdIndiav KenyaBristol23-May-99
44ST Jayasuriya, MS Atapattu2371stSri Lankav AustraliaSydney9-Jan-03
45A Symonds, RT Ponting2374thAustraliav Sri LankaSydney12-Feb-06
46TWM Latham, MJ Guptill236*1stNew Zealandv ZimbabweHarare4-Aug-15
47SC Ganguly, R Dravid2362ndIndiav Sri LankaNagpur22-Mar-99
48G Kirsten, HH Gibbs2351stSouth Africav IndiaKochi9-Mar-00
49RT Ponting, DR Martyn234*3rdAustraliav IndiaJohannesburg23-Mar-03
50KL Rahul, V Kohli233*3rdIndiav PakistanColombo (RPS)10-Sep-23
51JN Rhodes, DJ Cullinan2324thSouth Africav PakistanNairobi (Gym)29-Sep-96
52DJ Malan, JC Buttler2324thEnglandv South AfricaKimberley1-Feb-23
53AM Tribe, JAD Lawrenson2323rdJerseyv P.N.G.Windhoek1-Apr-23
54WU Tharanga, TM Dilshan231*1stSri Lankav EnglandColombo (RPS)26-Mar-11
55SR Tendulkar, NS Sidhu2312ndIndiav PakistanSharjah15-Apr-96
56AM Rahane, S Dhawan2311stIndiav Sri LankaCuttack2-Nov-14
57DA Warner, AJ Finch2311stAustraliav IndiaBengaluru28-Sep-17
58Saeed Anwar, Ijaz Ahmed2303rdPakistanv IndiaDhaka18-Jan-98
59RG Sharma, V Kohli2302ndIndiav New ZealandKanpur29-Oct-17
60MD Gunathilaka, N Dickwella2291stSri Lankav ZimbabweHambantota6-Jul-17
61Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat228*1stPakistanv ZimbabweHarare11-Sep-11
62KJJ van Noortwijk, JF Kloppenburg2282ndNetherlandsv NamibiaBloemfontein3-Mar-03
63WTS Porterfield, KJ O'Brien2274thIrelandv KenyaNairobi (Ruaraka)2-Feb-07
64RG Sharma, KL Rahul2271stIndiav West IndiesVisakhapatnam18-Dec-19
65Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran2271stAfghanistanv PakistanHambantota24-Aug-23
66EJG Morgan, RS Bopara226*5thEnglandv IrelandDublin (Malahide)3-Sep-13
67CL Hooper, S Chanderpaul2264thWest Indiesv South AfricaEast London24-Jan-99
68DPMD Jayawardene, MS Atapattu2263rdSri Lankav IndiaSharjah27-Oct-00
69AJ Strauss, A Flintoff2264thEnglandv West IndiesLord's6-Jul-04
70KO Otieno, DN Chudasama2251stKenyav BangladeshNairobi (Gym)10-Oct-97
71RT Ponting, AC Gilchrist2252ndAustraliav EnglandMelbourne15-Dec-02
72JN Malan, Q de Kock2251stSouth Africav IrelandDublin (Malahide)16-Jul-21
73DM Jones, AR Border224*3rdAustraliav Sri LankaAdelaide28-Jan-85
74V Kohli, G Gambhir2243rdIndiav Sri LankaEden Gardens24-Dec-09
75Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Hafeez2241stPakistanv IndiaMirpur18-Mar-12
76Sikandar Raza, H Masakadza2241stZimbabwev AfghanistanBulawayo20-Jul-14
77Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah2245thBangladeshv New ZealandCardiff9-Jun-17
78A Jadeja, M Azharuddin2235thIndiav Sri LankaColombo (RPS)17-Aug-97
79Younis Khan, Shoaib Malik2233rdPakistanv Hong KongColombo (SSC)18-Jul-04
80SR Waugh, MG Bevan2224thAustraliav South AfricaMelbourne (Docklands)16-Aug-00
81PD Salt, DJ Malan2222ndEnglandv NetherlandsAmstelveen17-Jun-22
82DA Miller, H Klaasen2225thSouth Africav AustraliaCenturion15-Sep-23
83KS Williamson, TWM Latham221*4thNew Zealandv IndiaAuckland25-Nov-22
84IVA Richards, CG Greenidge2212ndWest Indiesv IndiaJamshedpur7-Dec-83
85Yuvraj Singh, V Sehwag2213rdIndiav Sri LankaColombo (RPS)3-Feb-09
86AB de Villiers, HM Amla2213rdSouth Africav NetherlandsMohali3-Mar-11
87JJ Roy, JE Root2213rdEnglandv AustraliaMelbourne14-Jan-18
88A Symonds, MJ Clarke2205thAustraliav New ZealandWellington7-Dec-05
89Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes2202ndBangladeshv ZimbabweChattogram26-Oct-18
90ME Waugh, RT Ponting2192ndAustraliav ZimbabweDelhi11-Apr-98
91RT Ponting, ML Hayden2192ndAustraliav IndiaVisakhapatnam3-Apr-01
92Naved Latif, Inzamam-ul-Haq2193rdPakistanv Sri LankaSharjah2-Nov-01
93JP Duminy, AB de Villiers2193rdSouth Africav ZimbabweBenoni22-Oct-10
94RG Sharma, V Kohli2192ndIndiav Sri LankaColombo (RPS)31-Aug-17
95Mohammad Shahzad, Karim Sadiq218*2ndAfghanistanv ScotlandAyr16-Aug-10
96DPMD Jayawardene, MS Dhoni2186thAsia XIv Africa XIChennai10-Jun-07
97SD Hope, SO Hetmyer2182ndWest Indiesv IndiaChennai15-Dec-19
98AM Samad, A Bagai2173rdCanadav BermudaKing City (NW)1-Jul-08
99Zeeshan Maqsood, Aqib Ilyas2163rdOmanv U.S.A.Kirtipur11-Feb-20
100N Pooran, SD Hope2164thWest Indiesv NepalHarare22-Jun-23

Data Source: ESPN Cricinfo

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