T20 WC 2024 kicks off with a century partnership, here are the top 5 partnerships of the tournament

New Delhi. The T20 World Cup 2024 has started with a century partnership. In the opening match between the USA and Canada, the pair of Andreas Goss and Aaron Jones put on a 131-run stand for the third wicket to ensure a 7-wicket victory for the hosts USA. Afghanistan’s Rahmatullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran scored the second century partnership of this World Cup against Uganda. In this match on June 3, the two batsmen put on a 154-run partnership for the first wicket, with Gurbaz scoring 76 runs off 45 balls with four fours and four sixes, and Zadran scoring 70 runs off 46 balls. 9 fours and one six.

Since its inception in 2007, the T20 World Cup has seen more than 40 century partnerships, including five partnerships of over 150 runs. Not only are two of these five 150+ partnerships against the Indian team, the biggest partnership of the tournament is also against Team India. England’s Alex Hales and captain Jos Buttler put on an unbeaten 170 for the first wicket to hand India a humiliating 10-wicket defeat in the semi-finals of the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia. Let us tell you that India is the only team that has lost a match by a big margin of 10 wickets twice in the T20 World Cup.

The cricketer, who was born in Pakistan but played for other countries, became one of the reasons for the defeat of the ‘Babar Brigade’ in the T20 World Cup.

Let’s take a look at the 150-plus runs in the T20 World Cup.

170 not out, England Vs India
The record for the largest T20 World Cup partnership was held in the second semi-final of 2022. An unbeaten 170-run partnership between England captain Jos Buttler and Alex Hales made this Adelaide match one-sided. England won the match by 10 wickets to enter the final and then beat Pakistan by 5 wickets in the title match to become only the second team to win the T20 World Cup twice. In this semi-final match, India scored 168 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs with the help of Virat Kohli’s 50 runs and Hardik Pandya’s 63 runs. In reply, Jos Buttler (80 not out, 49 balls, nine fours and three sixes) and Alex Hales (86 not out, 47 balls, four fours and seven sixes) helped England to reach the target in just 16 runs. Took overs without losing a wicket.

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168 runs, South Africa Vs Bangladesh
The second largest T20 World Cup partnership also took place in 2022. South Africa’s Quinton de Kock and Riley Rossouw added 168 runs for the second wicket in the match against Bangladesh. Meanwhile, de Kock scored 63 runs in 38 balls with the help of seven fours and three sixes and Rosso scored 109 runs in 56 balls with the help of seven fours and eight sixes. Batting first, South Africa scored 205 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs due to the important contribution of these two batsmen. In reply, the Bangladesh team was bundled out for 101 runs in 16.3 overs. South Africa won this match by 104 runs.

These cricketers were dismissed for 0 more than 10 times in T20Is, including one Indian batsman.

166 runs, Sri Lanka Vs West Indies

In the 2010 World Cup in the Caribbean Islands, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka and Kumar Sangakkara put on 166 runs for the second wicket against the hosts West Indies. This is the third largest partnership in T20 World Cup. Batting first in Bridgetown, Sri Lanka scored 195 for the loss of 3 wickets with the help of Jayawardene’s unbeaten 98 (56 balls, 9 fours and four sixes) and Sangakkara’s 68 (49 balls, 5 fours and three sixes). In response, the Indian team could score only 138 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs. Ajanta Mendis and Lasith Malinga took three wickets each to ensure Sri Lanka’s 57-run victory.

A batsman who played for two countries, was part of the T20 World Cup, brother and two sisters are also international cricketers.

152 not out, Pakistan Vs India

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In the T20 World Cup 2021, Pakistan openers Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam shared an unbeaten 152-run partnership for the first wicket in the match against India. In this match, Virat Kohli’s brigade was forced to take a bitter sip of defeat by 10 wickets. Nothing went well for Team India in this match played in Dubai amid the Corona epidemic. Shaheen Afridi spoiled India’s start by dismissing Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul early. With the help of Captain Virat’s 57 runs and Rishabh Pant’s 39 runs, Team India managed to reach 151 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Rizwan’s unbeaten 79 (55 balls, six fours and three sixes) and captain Babar Azam’s unbeaten 68 runs (52 balls, six fours and two sixes) gave Pakistan an easy victory. Let us tell you that in the T20 World Cup 2024, a ‘high voltage’ match is to be played between arch rivals India and Pakistan (India Vs Pakistan) on June 9.

Two batsmen were dismissed 3 times on the first ball of the Test, each time falling victim to the same bowler.

152 runs, England v Sri Lanka
Another record for England’s 150-plus partnership was the third-wicket partnership of Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan in the 2014 T20 World Cup against Sri Lanka. Chasing Sri Lanka’s 189 for 4 in this match, England got off to a disappointing start with the wickets of Michael Lumb (0) and Moeen Ali (0) falling in the first over. Before opening the account, the England team suffered two setbacks. Hales and Morgan then put on 152 runs for the third wicket to pave the way for the team’s victory. Morgan was dismissed for the third wicket after scoring 57 runs (38 balls, seven fours and two sixes). Hales (116 not out, 64 balls, 11 fours and six sixes) along with Ravi Bopara (11 not out) helped the team win by 6 wickets in 19.2 overs after Buttler’s dismissal for the fourth wicket.

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