Sometimes, batsmen find each other and some luck to put on mammoth partnerships which stay in record books for long. Today, lets look at the highest partnerships between two batsmen in one day international cricket :-
331 = Sachin Tendulkar + Rahul Dravid :- made at Hyderabad against New Zealand. That day, Tendulkar scored his highest ODI score = 186 till that day and was unbeaten as innings finished after starting as opener. His partner, Rahul Dravid, scored 153 himself which is his highest ODI score as well. Together, these two vetern Indian batting stalwarts put on 331 from 45.2 overs for the second wicket against a strong Kiwi bowling lineup of Chris Cairns, Shane O'Connor, Chris Drum, Daniel Vettori and Chris Harris.
318 = Saurav Ganguly + Rahul Dravid :- is second only triple century partnership in oneday cricket. made in a must win world cup 1999 match by Indian batsmen against Srilankans.
In fact, if you notice two tables carefully, you'll find Indian batsmen feature the most. big appetite for runs they have..
Highest partnership for India = 331 = Sachin Tendulkar + Rahul Dravid.
Highest partnership for Srilanka = 286 = Sanath Jayasuriya + Upul Tharanga.
Highest partnership for New Zealand = 274 = James Marshall + Brendon McCullum.
Highest partnership for Pakistan = 263 = Aamir Sohail + Inzamam-ul-Haq.
Highest partnership for West Indies = 258 = Darren Bravo + Denesh Ramdin.
Highest partnership for Australia = 252 = Ricky Ponting + Shane Watson.
Highest partnership for South Africa = 247 = Hashim Amla + Rilee Rossouw.
Highest partnership for England = 226 = Andrew Flintoff + Andrew Strauss.
|Highest partnerships (by runs) in one day matches.|
|Sachin Tendulkar + Rahul Dravid (Ind)||331||2nd||New Zealand||8 Nov 1999|
|Sourav Ganguly + Rahul Dravid (Ind)||318||2nd||Sri Lanka||26 May 1999|
|Upul Tharanga + Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)||286||1st||England||1 Jul 2006|
|Upul Tharanga + T Dilshan (SL)||282||1st||Zimbabwe||10 Mar 2011|
|Md Azharuddin + Ajay Jadeja (Ind)||275*||4th||Zimbabwe||9 Apr 1998|
|James Marshall + Brendon McCullum (NZ)||274||1st||Ireland||1 Jul 2008|
|Luke Ronchi + Grant Elliott (NZ)||267||6th||SL||23 Jan 2015|
|Aamir Sohail + Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pak)||263||2nd||NZ||20 Apr 1994|
|Sachin Tendulkar + Sourav Ganguly (Ind)||258||1st||Kenya||24 Oct 2001|
|Denesh Ramdin + Darren Bravo (WI)||258||3rd||Bangladesh||25 Aug 2014|
|Saleem Elahi + Abdul Razzaq (Pak)||257||2nd||South Africa||11 Dec 2002|
|Sachin Tendulkar + Sourav Ganguly (Ind)||252||1st||Sri Lanka||7 Jul 1998|
|Ricky Ponting + Shane Watson (Aus)||252||2nd||England||2 Oct 2009|
|Hashim Amla + Rilee Rossouw (SA)||247||3rd||West Indies||28 Jan 2015|
|Hashim Amla + Rilee Rossouw (SA)||247||1st||West Indies||18 Jan 2015|
|Aaron Finch + Shaun Marsh (Aus)||246||1st||Scotland||3 Sep 2013|
|Sachin Tendulkar + Sourav Ganguly (Ind)||244||2nd||Nambia||23 Feb 2003|
|Hashim Amla + AB de Villiers (SA)||238||3rd||Pakistan||17 Mar 2013|
286 = Sanath Jayasuriya + Upul Tharanga :- is the record for highest opening partnership in one day internationals. Home team England had put on up a solid 322 run target that day at Leeds but visitors Srilankans started in imphatic manner.. putting 286 for first wicket and winning the game with 8 wickets in hand and over 12 overs left to play! Sanath Jayasuriya scored 152 from 99 balls with 20 fours and 4 sixes while Tharanga finished with 109 from 102 balls with 14 fours and a six.
|Highest partnerships (by wicket) in one day cricket.|
|Upul Tharanga + S Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)||1st||286||England||1 Jul 2006|
|Sachin Tendulkar + Rahul Dravid (India)||2nd||331||New Zealand||8 Nov 1999|
|Denesh Ramdin + Darren Bravo (WI)||3rd||258||Bangladesh||25 Aug 2014|
|Md Azharuddin + Ajay Jadeja (India)||4th||275*||Zimbabwe||9 Apr 1998|
|Eoin Morgan + Ravi Bopara (England)||5th||226||Ireland||3 Sep 2013|
|M Jayawardene + MS Dhoni (Asia)||6th||218||Africa||10 Jun 2007|
|Andy Flower + Heath Streak (Zimbabwe)||7th||130||England||7 Oct 2001|
|Justin Kemp + Andrew Hall (South Africa)||8th||138*||India||26 Nov 2006|
|Angelo Mathews + Lasith Malinga (SL)||9th||132||Australia||3 Nov 2010|
|Viv Richards + Michael Holding (WI)||10th||106*||England||31 May 1984|