Highest Partnership in the IPL

Since the inception of the IPL, numerous batting records have been broken, either in terms of number of boundaries scored, the number of 50s/100s scored, and record-breaking partnerships between batsmen. Here’s a compilation of the best partnerships in IPL history: 

Position Partners Runs Wicket Team Opposition Venue Date
1 Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers 229 2nd RCB GL Bengaluru 14/05/2016
2 Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers 215* 2nd RCB MI Mumbai 10/05/2015
3 Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul 210* 1st LSG KKR Mumbai 18/05/2022
4 Adam Gilchrist, Shaun Marsh 206 2nd KXIP RCB Dharamsala 17/05/2011
5 Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli 204* 2nd RCB DD Delhi 17/05/2012
6 David Warner, Naman Ojha 189* 2nd DD DC* Hyderabad (Deccan) 10/05/2012
7 Jonny Bairstow, David Warner 185 1st SRH RCB Hyderabad (Deccan) 31/03/2019
8 Gautam Gambhir, Chris Lynn 184* 1st KKR GL Rajkot 07/04/2017
9 Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul 183 1st KXIP RR Abu Dhabi 27/09/2020
10 Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway 182 1st CSK SRH Pune 01/05/2022

In the history of the Indian Premier League, the greatest partnership stand is held by the illustrious RCB duo of Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers. In the 2016 season, they combined for 229 runs against the Gujarat Lions. ABD (129* off 52) and Virat (109* off 55) both hit brilliant hundreds to lead their teams to a match-winning 248/3. In IPL history, Kohli and AB also own the record for the second-highest partnership. 2015 saw the pair crush 215 undefeated runs between them in a game against the Mumbai Indians. The starting combination of KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock for LSG is the third-highest partnership in IPL history. In the IPL 2022 match against KKR, the pair put up a record-breaking 210 runs for the first wicket. In the history of the league, this partnership stand for the first wicket continues to be the highest. Adam Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh, two former Kings XI Punjab players, were the first to record a 200+ wicket stand in IPL history. The 2011 season saw the Australian pair accomplish the milestone as they amassed an undefeated 210 runs against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. This is still the fourth-highest stand in IPL history. On May 17, 2012, exactly a year later, Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli became the second pair to score 200+ runs. Against the Delhi Daredevils at the time, the pair scored 204* runs for the second wicket.

Highest Score Partnerships by Batting Order:

When we look at the highest partnerships sorted by batting order, Virat Kohli shines brightly. His impressive partnership with AB de Villiers shows how powerful two top-order batsmen can be against the other team. Kohli’s skill to adjust and do well in various roles in the batting order proves he’s one of the best batsmen in IPL history.

Highest Opening Partnership in IPL:

The duo of KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock from the Lucknow Super Giants holds the record for the highest opening partnership in the Indian Premier League. In the 2022 season, they scored an impressive 210 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders without losing a wicket.

When we talk about opening pairs, the highest partnership in IPL reflects the strength of a team’s top-order batsmen. Opening pairs play a crucial role in setting the pace for the entire innings with their quick starts. Looking back at the top pairings in IPL history, these opening partnerships serve as significant milestones, illustrating how formidable pairs lay the foundation for their team’s success.


Highest Partnership in IPL history FAQs

1) In IPL history, who has the highest partnership?

And Virat Kohli and Ab de Villiers. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers set an IPL record on May 14, 2016, during an IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Gujarat Lions in Bengaluru. They shared the biggest partnership for the second wicket, scoring 229 runs.

2) In the IPL, who has the most opening partnerships of 50 or more?

The team with the most 50-plus partnerships in an IPL season is Virat and Faf, the captains of RCB. In the IPL 2023, the duo has stitched eight half-centuries. 

3) Who is the IPL’s top opener?

Without a question, the best opener in IPL history is Shikhar Dhawan. With two hundreds and as many as 47 half-centuries to his credit, Dhawan has amassed 6244 runs at an incredible strike rate of 126.3 and an average of 35.1 in 206 matches since 2008.

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