IPL Highest Partnerships
May it be life or may it be cricket, things are there in common. The game of cricket is as unpredictable as life. A team losing the game can be a winner in the next moment. However, there is one more important component in common. That is a partnership. May it be to build a successful life or to win the game of cricket, partnerships are important.
In IPL, there have been partnerships that have changed the course of the game completely. On top of the list, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle have scored runs aplenty. Here are the top 5 partnerships in IPL which have changed the game or got players the fame.
Here is the list of the top 5 highest partnerships in IPL history.
#5 David Warner and Naman Ojha (189)
The Australian skipper and Indian wicket-keeper sent Deccan Chargers’ fielders to all the corners of the field with their brilliant display. The partnership is one of the best as both the players helped the Delhi Daredevils to chase down 187 without losing a wicket further.
Batting first, Deccan Chargers had piled up 186 runs with the help of Shikhar Dhawan and Cameron White. Delhi had one of the best batting line-ups which could chase down any target. However, David Warner and Naman Ojha got the job done for Delhi after Daredevils lost Virendra Sehwag early in the innings.
This partnership comes at number fifth in this IPL’s highest partnership list.
#4 Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle (204 Runs)
After choosing to bowl first against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi was hitting the notes right with the dismissal of Tillakaratne Dilshan. However, the joy was shortlived. The Caribbean giant was joined by Virat Kohli in the middle of the park.
Joining Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli smashed the ball all around the park. The bowlers conceded the runs at a run rate of 9.5 runs per over. Chris Gayle had towering sixers to his name whereas Virat scored a classy boundary. Though there was a fightback from Delhi in their batting, they couldn’t cross the line at DDCA.
This partnership comes at number fourth in this IPL’s highest partnership list.
#3 Adam Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh (206 Runs)
In the list of best partnerships, RCB has to be there. Either as one of the record makers or the run conceders. In the match against KXIP, Royal Challengers were decimated by Adam Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh duo’s batting.
Both the left-handers sent the ball across M Chinnaswamy Stadium. The Aussie wicketkeeper-batsman scored a century whereas Shaun Marsh remained unbeaten at 79. After scoring a competitive total, they crushed RCB into a mere 121 with Piyush Chawla plucking four wickets.
This partnership comes at number third in this IPL’s highest partnership list.
#2 Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers (215 Runs)
Facing Mumbai Indians is a daunting task. Playing Mumbai Indians in Mumbai is a furthermore difficult task. However, that does not apply for these modern-day cricketing giants when they are at the peak.
After sending Chris Gayle back early, RCB feared a breakdown. However, AB de Villiers had different plans. Taking on all the bowlers, the Protean batsman scored 133 and remained unbeaten. The extent of AB de Villiers- Virat Kohli show was such that Harbhajan Singh and Hardik Pandya were made to shell out 81 runs in a combined five overs. RCB scored a daunting 235 runs while batting first.
This partnership comes at number second in this IPL’s highest partnership list.
#1 Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers (229 Runs)
Another day, another great partnership. But the opposition and venue were changed. The opposition was Gujarat Lions and the venue was M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Gujarat Lions were bowling first and RCB was made to bat first.
After losing Chris Gayle in the must-win game early, Virat Kohli was joined by AB de Villiers. Both resorted to a slow but steady approach until the 14th over. Both scored centuries and bowlers were helpless against the duo’s carnage. RCB registered a mammoth victory against Gujarat after GL failed to chase down 249.