The Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen plenty of match-winning partnerships over the years, which is still an unbreakable highest partnership, and some have been defined as among the best in T20 cricket. Jonny Bairstow and David Warner set the record for the highest opening partnership in IPL history when they scored 185 runs against RCB in 2019. The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) players, Virat Kohli, and former RCB player AB de Villiers dominated the list of highest partnerships in IPL by runs in IPL 2016, with 229 runs, which is also the overall record for the highest partnership for any wicket. Here is a complete list of the top 5 highest IPL partnerships of all time.
List Of Top 5 Highest partnerships in IPL History | By Runs All-time Ranking
|Rankings||Partners||Runs||IPL Team||Opposition Team||For Wicket||Venue||Record Date|
|1.||Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers||229||RCB||GL||2nd||Bengaluru||14/05/2016|
|2.||Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers||215*||RCB||MI||2nd||Mumbai||10/05/2015|
|3.||Adam Gilchrist, Shaun Marsh||206||KXIP||RCB||2nd||Dharamsala||17/05/2011|
|4.||Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli||204*||RCB||DD||2nd||Delhi||17/05/2012|
|5.||David Warner, Naman Ojha||189*||DD||DEC||2nd||Hyderabad||10/05/2012|
1. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers- 229 Runs Against Gujarat Lions In IPL 2016
The record-breaking 229-run partnership between AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli in the Indian Premier League against the Gujarat Lions. The Royal Challengers Bangalore had a fantastic season in 2016, led by Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. After Chris Gayle was dismissed, AB de Villiers came in and immediately began striking. Both scored a century in this match, with the Proteas batsman Mr. 360 scoring 129 runs off 52 balls, including 12 sixes and ten fours stayed not-out. RCB finished with a total of 248/3, with Virat scoring 109 runs off 55 balls. The Gujarat Lions team was unable to compete and were all out for 104 runs, losing the game by 144 runs.
The 229-run partnership between Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers is the highest in IPL history for any wicket. Notably, the pair became the only duo in the tournament to record a 200+ run partnership twice.
2. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers- 215* Runs Against Mumbai Indians In IPL 2015
The Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and chose to bat first at the Wankhede stadium. After Chris Gayle’s dismissal in the middle, AB de Villiers joined Virat Kohli. The pair initially took their time getting an eye into the game. At 39/1, the powerplay score was nothing to write home about. The masterclass between Virat Kohli and ABD continued after it first silenced the Wankhede Stadium. The run rate had risen to 10 an over by the end of 16 overs. In that game, AB de Villiers smashed 133 runs in only 59 balls, including 19 fours and four sixes, a knock that will go down in IPL history as one of the best ever batting displays. Virat Kohli hit an important 82-run knock from 50 balls.
RCB won by 39 runs, limiting Mumbai Indians to 196/7 after scoring 235/1 in the first innings. The 215-run second-wicket stand between Virat Kohli and ABD against the Mumbai Indians is ranked second on the list.
3. Adam Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh- 206 Runs Partnership vs RCB In IPL 2011
Adam Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh shared the third-highest partnership in 2011 Indian Premier League (IPL), scoring 206 runs for the second wicket. At the spectacular Dharamsala stadium, Adam Gilchrist’s 106 from 55 deliveries and Marsh’s unbeaten 79 off 49 deliveries thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Shaun Marsh scored 79 runs off 49 balls. Punjab scored 232/2 in their first innings and went on to win the match by 111 runs.
4. Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli- 204* Runs Partnership vs Delhi Daredevils In IPL 2012
Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle have the fourth-best IPL partnership. When Chris Gayle was given the opportunity to bat first in the IPL 2012, he played spectacular innings. Tilakaratne Dilshan, his opening partner, left early. Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle put on a 204-run second-wicket stand against the Delhi Daredevils in an IPL 2012 match. Chris Gayle managed to score 128 runs from 62 balls, while Virat Kohli hit 73 runs from 53 balls. The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) won the match by 21 runs, with Zaheer Khan taking three wickets. In the first innings, RCB posted 215/1, and Delhi Daredevils failed to chase it down and ended with 194/9.
5. David Warner and Naman Ojha- 189* Runs Against Deccan Chargers In IPL 2012
David Warner and Naman Ojha shared the fifth-highest partnership in IPL history in 2012, with an unbroken 189-run partnership. In the first innings, the Deccan Chargers batted well, scoring 187 runs against Delhi Daredevils. Early in their innings, Delhi Daredevils lost Virender Sehwag. David Warner managed to hit 109 runs from 54 balls to help the DD team win by 9 wickets. David Warner shared a crucial 189-run stand with Naman Ojha, who scored 64 runs from 46 balls.
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