Over the years, the One Day International (ODI) cricket format has seen some of the highest partnerships between great players. West Indies’ Desmond Haynes and Viv Richards scored the first-ever 200-run partnership in an ODI against Australia in Melbourne in 1979. It was the 78th One-Day International. Their 205-run second-wicket stand helped them reach 271/2. The Windies team won the Benson & Hedges World Series Cup match by an innings and eighty runs.
From 1999 to 2022, the most effective five three-hundred-run partnerships in ODI cricket were all cast. During the ICC World Cup, India, led by Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid, scored 318 runs for the second wicket against Sri Lanka at Taunton. India’s first-ever 200-run partnership came against Pakistan in Sharjah in 1996. Sachin Tendulkar and Navjot Singh Sidhu (both scored centuries) posted a total of 231 runs on the board representing the second wicket, allowing India to reach 300 runs for the first time in their ODI history. Here is a list of the highest ODI partnerships.
List Of Highest Partnership in ODI Cricket
|Players/Partners||Highest Partnership In ODI By Runs||By Wicket||Match|
|Chris Gayle, & Marlon Samuels||372||2nd||West Indies vs Zimbabwe|
|John Campbel, & Shai Hope||365||1st||West Indies vs Ireland|
|Sachin Tendulkar, & Rahul Dravid||331||2nd||India vs New Zealand|
|Sourav Ganguly, & Rahul Dravid||318||2nd||India vs Sri Lanka|
|Imam-ul-Haq, & Fakhar Zaman||304||1st||Pakistan vs Zimbabwe|
|Tamim Iqbal, & Litton Das||292||1st||Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe|
|WU Tharanga, & ST Jayasuriya||286||1st||Sri Lanka vs England|
|David Warner, & TM Head||284||1st||Australia vs Pakistan|
|Q de Kock, & HM Amla||282*||1st||South Africa vs Bangladesh|
|WU Tharanga, & TM Dilshan||282||1st||Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe|
|M Azharuddin, & A Jadeja||275*||4th||India vs Zimbabwe|
|JAH Marshall, & BB McCullum||274||1st||New Zealand vs Ireland|
|GD Elliott, & L Ronchi||267*||6th||New Zealand vs Sri Lanka|
|Aamer Sohail, & Inzamam-ul-Haq||263||2nd||Pakistan vs New Zealand|
|David Warner, & Steve Smith||260||2nd||Australia vs Afghanistan|
|David Warner, & Aaron Finch||258*||1st||Australia vs India|
|Sourav Ganguly, & Sachin Tendulkar||258||1st||India vs Kenya|
|DM Bravo, & D Ramdin||258||3rd||West Indies vs Bangladesh|
|Saleem Elahi, & Abdul Razzaq||257||2nd||Pakistan vs South Africa|
|David Miller, & JP Duminy||256*||5th||South Africa vs Zimbabwe|
|Jason Roy, & Alex Hales||256*||1st||England vs Sri Lanka|
|Yuvraj Singh, & MS Dhoni||256||4th||India vs England|
|Shane Watson, & Ricky Ponting||252*||2nd||Australia vs England|
|Sourav Ganguly, & Sachin Tendulkar||252||1st||India vs Sri Lanka|
|Faf du Plessis, & David Miller||252||4th||South Africa vs Australia|
|AJ Strauss, & IJL Trott||250||2nd||England vs Bangladesh|
1. Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels – 372 Runs
In the 15th match of Pool B at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, the West Indies team faced Zimbabwe. Canberra’s Manuka Oval hosted the match on February 24, 2015. The West Indies national cricket team’s 2nd wicket partnership of 372 runs was achieved by Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels. And it was against Zimbabwe that they set this record. This is the highest ODI partnership in history.
Chris Gayle scored 215 runs in 147 balls, including 10 boundaries and 16 sixes, while Marlon Samuels scored 133* runs in 156 balls, including 11 boundaries and 3 sixes. The West Indies team defeated Zimbabwe by a score of 73 runs (D/L method). Chris Gayle was named player of the match for his masterful batting performance.
These two batsmen have set new records together. In ODI cricket, those who have won matches and settled their place in the sport’s history. Individually, the batsmen are quite talented. However, they have made a tremendous impact on the field and created memorable moments.
2. John Campbell and Shai Hope – 365 Runs
West Indies batted first, with openers John Campbell and Shai Hope. Ireland took their first wicket in the 48th over after the West Indies had already scored 365 runs. Shai Hope 170 runs in 152 balls with 22 boundaries and 2 sixes, and John Campbell 179 runs in 137 balls with 15 boundaries and 6 sixes. This record, set against Ireland in a tri-nation series in 2019, stands as the second-highest partnership between these two big hitters, helping West Indies to a massive total of 381/3. This was also the second-highest ODI team score for the West Indies.
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3. Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid – 331 Runs
Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid shared 331 runs partnership in India’s second ODI series against New Zealand. On November 8, 1999, the match was played at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium in Hyderabad, Deccan. Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid combined for 331 runs for the second wicket. And they accomplished this feat against New Zealand in that game. This partnership is ranked third all-time in ODI history.
These two players are the greatest cricketers of all time. Sachin Tendulkar scored 186* runs in 150 balls with 20 boundaries and 3 sixes, while Rahul Dravid scored 153 runs in 153 balls with 15 boundaries and 2 sixes. India defeated New Zealand by an innings and 174 runs. Sachin Tendulkar was named player of the match for his outstanding batting performance.
4. Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly – 318 Runs
India vs Sri Lanka in the 21st match of Group A Cricket ICC World Cup 1999. The County Ground, Taunton, hosted the match on 26th May 1999. Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid achieved a 2nd wicket partnership and successfully posted a total of 318 runs. And, this partnership holds 4th place in the list of highest partnerships in ODI Cricket history.
One of the greatest left-handed batsmen, Sourav Ganguly, scored 183 runs in 158 balls which contained 17 boundaries and 7 sixes, and on the other hand, Rahul Dravid scored 145 runs in 129 balls which contained 17 boundaries and 1 Six. India won the match against Sri Lanka by a margin of 157 runs. And, the player of the match award was gone to Sourav Ganguly for his wonderful batting performance.
5. Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman – 304 Runs
Pakistan openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq set a world record for the fifth-highest partnership in ODI during the fourth ODI against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. These 2 batsmen went on to score 304 runs in 42 overs before Imam was dismissed by Wellington Masakadza. Imam’s 113-run innings came in 122 balls, with eight boundaries.
Fakhar Zaman became the first Pakistan batsman in ODI history to score a double century, propelling his team to their highest-ever ODI score of 399/1. He smashed an unbeaten 210 off 156 balls, including 24 fours and five sixes.
Fakhar Zaman is the sixth ODI batsman to score a double century, sharing the record with Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle, and Martin Guptill. After Rohit Sharma’s 264, Martin Guptill’s 237*, Virender Sehwag’s 219, and Chris Gayle’s 215, his 210 not out is the fifth-highest score in one-day cricket history.
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Highest Partnership In ODI Cricket, By Each Wicket List
|John Campbell and Shai Hope||1st||365||West Indies vs Ireland, 2019|
|Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels||2nd||372||West Indies vs Zimbabwe, 2015|
|Darren Bravo and Denesh Ramdin||3rd||258||West Indies vs Bangladesh, 2014|
|Mohammed Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja||4th||275*||India vs Zimbabwe, 1998|
|David Miller and JP Duminy||5th||256*||South Africa vs Zimbabwe, 2015|
|Grant Elliot and Luke Ronchi||6th||267*||New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2015|
|Jos Buttler and Adil Rashid||7th||177||England vs New Zealand, 2015|
|Justin Kemp and Andrew Hall||8th||138*||South Africa vs India, 2006|
|Angelo Mathews and Lasith Malinga||9th||132||Sri Lanka vs Australia, 2010|
|Vivian Richards and Michael Holding||10th||106*||West Indies vs England, 1984|
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