Highest 10 Partnership in ICC World Cup History

ICC cricket world cup is the biggest tournament in the cricket playing nation in the world. From the first world cup at 1975 to 2011 there are 19 ICC world cup playing nation. Australia are 4 times champions, West Indies and India are 2 times champions each. Winning a big match the most important part is to build up a big partnership. The biggest partnership in the world cup history is between two greatest cricketer in the earth is SC Ganguly and Rahul Dravid (India). The build up 318 runs partnership at 1999 world cup vs. Sri Lanka.

  1. SC Ganguly and R Dravid (India): 318 runs at 1999 ICC World Cup

In the 1999 ICC World Cup Indian SC Ganguly and Rahul Dravid played an historic innings both of them vs. Sri Lanka. They build up the highest partnership ever in the ODI cricket and World Cup history. Rahul Dravid contributes 145 runs and SC Ganguly scored his best score in ODI 183 runs.

SC Ganguly – R Dravid (India):

Runs                Wkts                Opposition                  Ground                        Match Date

318                  2nd                     India                        Taunton                       26th May 1999

  1. Upoul Tharanga and TM Dilshan (Sri Lanka): 282 runs in 1st Wicket

In the previous world cup Sri Lankan opener Tharanga and Dilshan made two historic partnerships in the first wicket in the 2 different matches. This one is the highest partnership in the 1st wicket in the any world cup. Both Scored 282 runs vs. Zimbabwe at Pallekele in 2011 world Cup

Upoul Tharanga – TM Dilshan (Sri Lanka):

Runs                Wkts                Opposition                  Ground                           Match Date

282                  1st                   Zimbabwe                 Pallekele                      10th March 2011

  1. SR Tendulkar and SC Ganguly (India): 244 runs in 2nd Wickets

At the scoring of highest score in the world cup SR Tendulkar made a strong partnership with left hander SC Ganguly at Pietermaritzburg vs. Namibia at 2003 ICC World Cup

SR Tendulkar and SC Ganguly (India):

Runs                Wkts                Opposition                       Ground                                  Match Date

244                  2nd                  Namibia                     Pietermaritzburg                      23 February 2003

  1. R Dravid and SC Tendulkar (India): 237* at Bristol

At Bristol in 1999 world cup Rahul Dravid played a brilliant innings with SC Tendulkar. As a result they had made 237 runs unbeaten partnership in 3rd wicket.

 

 

R Dravid and SC Tendulkar (India):

Runs                Wkts                Opposition                       Ground                                  Match Date

237*                3rd                   Kenya                               Bristol                               23 May 1999

  1. RT Ponting and DR Martyn (Australia): 234* at 2003 vs. India

At the 2003 world cup final match RT Ponting and DR Martyn scored 234* unbitten at 3rd wicket partnership over India. Where Rickey Pointing scored his World Cup best Score 140 and Australia scored 349 runs and win the world cup 2003.

RT Ponting and DR Martyn

Runs                Wkts                Opposition                       Ground                                  Match Date

234*                3rd                   India                         Johannesburg                                     23 May 2003

 

  1. Upoul Tharanga – TM Dilshan (Sri Lanka): 231* at 2011 vs. England

This two Sri Lankan played another big innings together in the same world cup. They Scored 231 runs in their 1st wicket partnership. This is the second highest 1st partnership in the world cup as well as for Sri Lanka.

Upoul Tharanga – TM Dilshan (Sri Lanka):

Runs                Wkts                Opposition                  Ground                           Match Date

231*                1st                   England                     Colombo                        26 Mar 2011

  1. JF Kloppenburg and KJJ van Noortwijk (Netherlands): 228 at 2003 vs. Namibia

At 2003 world cup Kloppenburg and Noortwijk scored 228 runs partnership vs. Namibia at Bloemfontein. This is the 6th highest partnership for any team in the world cup.

JF Kloppenburg and KJJ van Noortwijk (Netherlands):

Runs                Wkts                Opposition                     Ground                        Match Date

228                  2nd                  Namibia                     Bloemfontein                 3 Mar 2003

  1. HM Amla and AB de Villiers (South Africa): 221 at 2011 vs. Netherlands

Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers scored 221 runs partnership at the third wicket. At the previous world cup at Mohali the scored 7th highest world cup partnership in any wickets vs. Netherlands.

HM Amla and AB de Villiers (South Africa):

Runs                Wkts                Opposition                  Ground                           Match Date

221                  2rd                  Netherlands                 Mohali                            3 Mar 2011

  1. ME Waugh and SR Waugh (Australia): 207 at 1996 vs. Kenya

Waugh brothers made a big partnership in the 1996 world cup at 3rd wicket. They had made 207 runs in the 3rd wicket vs. Kenya at Visakhapatnam. This is the 9th highest partnership in the world cup cricket in any wicket.

ME Waugh and SR Waugh (Australia):

Runs                Wkts                Opposition                       Ground                      Match Date

207                  3rd                  Kenya                          Visakhapatnam              23 Feb 1996

  1. MJ Clarke – BJ Hodge (Australia): 204 at 2007 vs. Netherlands

10 of the list is MJ Clarke and BJ Hodges 204 runs partnership vs. Netherlands. In the 4th wicket this two made 204 runs in 2007 world cup at Basseterre.

MJ Clarke – BJ Hodge (Australia):

Runs                Wkts                Opposition                       Ground                      Match Date

204                  4th                  Netherlands                      Basseterre            18 Mar 2007

 

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