One of the best things about IPL fantasy cricket games are those big massive partnerships that arise out of nowhere. And these partnerships take the game away from the opponent team.
They also make for a lot of entertainment as the IPL T20 fantasy cricket fans who turn up to these matches to witness such amazing moments.
Big partnerships normally make for big innings. Moreover, it gets really fascinating to watch both the batsmen bat together like a smooth-running machine. Over the years, we, the IPL fantasy league fans, have had the pleasure of watching many amazing partnerships that have left us in awe.
Catch the list of the players with the highest partnership by runs in the IPL T20 cricket games.
V Kohli & AB de Villiers
RCB players V Kohli & AB de Villiers are the first to top this list till now. It was during the 44th match of IPL on 14 May 2016 in Bengaluru. The match was between Royal Challengers and Gujarat Lions at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Gujarat Lions won the toss and elected to field first. RCB opener Chris Gayle got out at 6 runs from 13 balls. Then AB de Villiers came to the crease and along with skipper Virat Kohli made 229 runs in partnership. Kohli scored 109 off 55 and ABD scored 129* off 52 leading RCB with a score of 248/3. We don’t think, you need to guess the outcome of the match.
Again in the second spot of this list rules V Kohli & AB de Villiers. It was during 46th match of IPL at Mumbai on 10 May 2015. RCB was playing against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat first. For the 2nd wicket partnership, the duo scored 215* runs and RCB scored 235/1 total. Kohli made 82* off 50 and ABD scored 133* off 59. In reply, MI scored 196/7 and lost the match to RCB.
AC Gilchrist & SE Marsh
Kings XI Punjab’s Adam Gilchrist & Shaun Marsh are the third partner duo in this list. During 63rd match on 17 May 2011 at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala, they were playing against RCB. Winning the toss, Kings XI Punjab elected to bat first. Together they made 206 on 2nd wicket partnership leading KXIP to a score of 232/2. Gilchrist scored 106 off 55 and Marsh scored 79 off 49. KXIP won the match by 111 runs.
CH Gayle & V Kohli
Again cricketers from RCB are the fourth in the list. This time it the duo, Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli. During 67th match on 17 May 2012 at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, they were playing against Delhi Daredevils. Winning the toss, Delhi Daredevils elected to field first. Gayle & Kohli from RCB, together made 204* on 2nd wicket partnership leading RCB to a score of 215/1. Gayle scored 128 off 62 and Kohli scored 73 off 53. RCB beat DD by 21 runs.
DA Warner & NV Ojha
In the 55th match of IPL between Deccan Chargers and Delhi Daredevils, audience enjoyed an amazing partnership of 189* runs. The IPL match was hosting at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal in Hyderabad on 10 May 2012. Winning the toss, Deccan Chargers elected to bat first and scored 187/4. In reply, the Delhi team made 193/1. For the 2nd wicket partnership, David Warner & Naman Ojha of DD made 109* off 54 and 64* off 46 respectively. Delhi won the match by 9 wickets with 20 balls remaining.
JM Bairstow & DA Warner
IPL 2019 has also seen one good partnership score. Though the tournament has still a long way to go, this one goes sixth in our record. In the 11th match of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore, one duo made 185 runs leading their team to a score of 231/2. It was Jonny Bairstow and David Warner of Sunrisers Hyderabad on 31 Mar 2019 atRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad. For the 1st wicket partnership, Bairstow made 114 off 56 and Warner 100 off 55.
*Records have been compiled as on April 9 2019
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