T20 World Cup: A good partnership plays a key role in the shortest games of cricket. And there are numerous instances when one of the two openers gets out early and the No. 3 batsmen needs to join the crease. Sometimes it happens in the very first over of the batting innings. And sometimes it happens during the power play. But a partnership for the second wicket is as important as the opening partnership.
If the openers have given a good start, it helps them to carry on the momentum. On the other hand, it also helps in stopping more wickets being lost and helps the team to set a good target. And it becomes even more important in the high-pressure games of the T20 World Cup. However, if we look at the history of the World Cup events, there are not many occasions when more than 100 runs have been added for the second wicket. Only six times has it happened that the second wicket partnership has crossed the 100-run mark. So, in this article, we will discuss the top ten highest second wicket partnerships in the T20 World Cup.
1. Quinton de Kock and Rilee Rossouw – Scored 163 against Bangladesh in 2022
2. Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara – Scored 166 against West Indies in 2010
3. T. Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene – Scored 145 against England in 2014
4. Mitchell Marsh and David Warner – Scored 124 against West Indies in 2021
5. Craig KiesWetter and Kevin Pietersen – Scored against Australia in 2010
6. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma – Scored 106 against Dhaka in 2014
7. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma – Scored 100 against Dhaka 2014
The third and most recent one came at the last ICC event in the UAE. It was the 38th match of the tournament that took place between West Indies and Australia. West Indies batted first and set the Men in Yellow a target of 158 runs to win. Chasing the target, Australia lost the wicket of skipper Aaron Finch early. But after that, Mitchell Marsha and David Warner played the aggressive innings. Both batters looked in full swing to end it early.
And in the end, that’s what they did. Australia chased down the target of 161 in just 16.2 overs courtesy of a 124-run partnership between Warner and Marsh. They also scored their half-century each. Marsh was unlucky that he got out after scoring 53 runs. But Warner was unbeaten on 89 and was also named “Man of the Match.”
To know about the Highest Total Chased by a team in T20 World Cup, keep reading.