It is particularly challenging to score significant runs for the fifth wicket in the shortest format of a cricket match, as the number of overs is limited to 20. Only if two hitters arrive early in the inning can it be accomplished. However, if a team has reliable batters in the middle order, it adds to the batting line’s depth and makes it easier to defend when the top order falters and loses three to four wickets fairly quickly. A lengthy batting lineup is essential in T20Is in order to control the opponent and come back into the game at any point. At slot number 6, the majority of the team’s batsmen are power hitters. The middle order includes players like Ben Stokes, Ashen Bandara, and Jason Holder who have the ability to alter the course of a game and score runs at the necessary pace at any time.

Highest 5th Wicket Partnership in T20 International

In the history of Twenty20 Internationals, there have been four partnerships for the fifth wicket totaling at least 100 runs. The first one was made on September 18, 2007, in Johannesburg during the 18th game of the ICC World Twenty20 2007/2008 season, when Shoaib Malik and Misbah-ul-Haq faced Australia. The Australian bowlers, especially Stuart Clark, absolutely destroyed Pakistan’s top order, but the country managed to survive because of the robust middle order. Misbah-ul-Haq, who was ranked sixth, and Shoaib Malik, who was ranked five, rallied to win the match. This demonstrates how crucial middle-order batsmen are to any cricket team. The record of Pakistan’s unbroken 119-run fifth-wicket partnership is still active.

Highest 5th Wicket Partnership in T20 International

At Rajkot on October 10, 2013, Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni also achieved an unbroken 100+ runs for the fifth wicket against Australia. With a 107-run partnership for the fifth wicket, Afghanistan is batting at number two, followed by India and then England. For the fifth wicket partnership in a T20 international, a team has scored 90+ runs six times, 80–90 runs nine times, and 70–80 runs 22 times. For Zimbabwe, SC Williams and Sikandar Raza scored 60 runs for the fifth wicket, setting a new low for the lowest fifth wicket partnership in T20 International history.

TopHighest Fifth Wicket Partnership in T20 International

Batsmen (Team) Runs Against Venue Date
Shoaib Malik and Misbah-ul-Haq
119* Australia Johannesburg 18 Sep 2007
Najibullah Zadran and Mohammad Nabi
107 Zimbabwe Dhaka 14 Sep 2019
Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni
102* Australia Rajkot 10 Oct 2013
Paul Collingwood and Owais Shah
102 New Zealand Christchurch 7 Feb 2008
Manish Pandey and MS Dhoni
98* South Africa Centurion 21 Feb 2018
Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi
98 Zimbabwe Nagpur 12 Mar 2016
Eoin Morgan and Luke Wright (England) 95 West Indies Providence 3 May 2010
Joe Root and Ravi Bopara (England) 95 Australia Southampton 29 Aug 2013
Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah
91* West Indies Dhaka 20 Dec 2018
Deusdedit Muhumuza,Frank Akankwasa
91 Qatar Doha 12 Feb 2020
Dinesh Chandimal and Ashen Bandara
(Sri Lanka)
85* West Indies Coolidge 7 Mar 2021
Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni
85 South Africa Durban 20 Sep 2007
Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni
84 Australia Dhaka 30 Mar 2014
Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah
84 Afghanistan Dehradun 7 Jun 2018


Who holds the record for the highest 5th wicket partnership in T20?

In the 2007 T20 World Cup match against Australia, Misbah ul Haq and Shoaib Malik held the record for the best 5-wicket partnership, scoring 119* runs.

What is the highest 1st wicket partnership in T20?

Hazratullah Zazai and Usman Ghani of Afghanistan had a 236-run first-wicket stand, which was the biggest partnership for any wicket in T20 cricket.

Who won most T20I series?

When India defeated Australia by six wickets to clinch the three-match series 2-1 in Hyderabad on Sunday, it shattered Pakistan’s previous record for the most T20I victories in a calendar year. India won for the 21st time in 28 T20I games in 2022 with this victory. This put Pakistan’s record of 20 victories in 2021 behind Rohit Sharma’s team.

Who is the best opener in T20?

Following their previous performances against England and in the Asia Cup, captain Babar Azam and star keeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan enter in ominous form. The two have scored more runs together in T20Is than any other starting pair.

Who is No. 1 bowler in T20?

Rashid Khan, an Afghan player, is ranked as the best T20 bowler.

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