The ODI World Cup is back after four years in India. With a craze of ODIs all around, we are again back with an interesting World Cup stat. Here are the top 5 highest partnerships in World Cup.
#5 David Miller and JP Duminy
In the 2015 World Cup, South Africa was playing against Zimbabwe in Hamilton. Middle-order batsmen, David Miller and JP Duminy made a 256-run partnership for the 5th wicket. It was fifth highest partnership in a World Cup match.
#4 David Warner and Steve Smith
Australia was crowned as champions in the 2015 World Cup at home. In a match against Afghanistan in Perth. Top-order players, David Warner and Steve Smith made a 260-run partnership for the 2nd wicket against Afghanistan.
#3 Upul Tharanga and Thirimanne Dilshan
Sri Lankan openers, Tharanga and Dilshan thrashed Zimbabwe in a World Cup game of 2011 in Pallekele when they made 282 runs partnership for the 1st wicket. Sri Lankan openers made third highest partnership in a World Cup match.
#2 Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid
Former Indian legendary players, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid are at No.2 on our list for their 318-run partnership against Sri Lanka in a World Cup match at Taunton in the 1999 World Cup. The partnership between these two legends was the highest ever for so many years.
#1 Marlon Samuels and Chris Gayle
In the 2015 World Cup it was again Zimbabwe on the other side but this time it was West Indies’ top-order players, Chris Gayle and Samuels who destroyed them completely. In a game at Canberra Gayle and Samuels made a historic 372 runs partnership against Zimbabwe and made the highest partnership in a World Cup match.