Because T20Is are played in 20-over formats, obtaining the most runs from the opening pair is critical for any cricket team. The first-wicket partnership is frequently responsible for a high score on the scoreboard. Every cricket team aims to keep the opening batters’ run total high in a 20-over game in order to offer the other batsmen greater leeway. Because of the solid start to the inning, the middle order feels less pressure, giving them more opportunity to play their own game. Only two fielders are allowed to play outside the 30-yard circle on the Powerplay. Opening pairs benefit from having their hands free to make as many runs as possible.

Highest Ever Opening Partnership in T20 International

Hazratullah Zazai and Usman Ghani of Afghanistan scored 236 runs against Ireland in Dehradun on February 23, 2019, and the score continues to stand as the biggest opening partnership in T20 international history. In T20I, the first wicket partnership only achieved 200 runs three times. On July 3, 2018, Australia’s AJ Finch and DJM Short accomplished this record once more by outscoring Zimbabwe by 223 runs.

Highest Ever Opening Partnership in T20 International

For the first time ever, Indian openers G Gambhir and V Sehwag pulled off this feat against England in Durban on September 19, 2007. They combined for 136 runs as the first wicket. After nine years, KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh accomplished this feat once more for India. On June 20, 2016, they defeated Zimbabwe in Harare, scoring an undefeated 103 runs.

Top Ten Highest Opening Partnerships in T20 International

Batsmen (Team) Runs Against Venue Date
Hazratullah Zazai,Usman Ghani
236 Ireland Dehradun 23 Feb 2019
Aaron Finch and DJM Short
223 Zimbabwe Harare 3 Jul 2018
Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan
203* England Karachi 22 Sept 2022
George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer
200 Netherlands Dublin 16 Sep 2019
Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam
197 South Africa Centurion 19 Apr 2021
Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson
(New Zealand)
171* Pakistan Hamilton 17 Jan 2016
Graeme Smith & Loots Bosman
(South Africa)
170 England Centurion 15 Nov 2009
Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul
165 Sri Lanka Indore 22 Dec 2017
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan
160 Ireland Dublin 27 Jun 2018
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan
158 NZ Delhi 1 Nov 2017
Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam
158 WI Karachi 16 Dec 2021
Paul Hennessy, Awais Ahmed
155 Malta Cartagena 30 Mar 2019
Paul Stirling and Kevin O’Brien
154 West Indies St George’s 15 Jan 2020
Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam
Pakistan (T20 World Cup 2021)
152* India Dubai 24 Oct 2021
Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam
150 England Nottingham 17 Jul 2021
Chris Gayle and Devon Smith
West Indies
149 South Africa Nottingham 11 Sep 2007

In T20 Cricket, Kamran Akmal and Salman Butt scored 142 runs for Pakistan’s first wicket against Bangladesh in Gros Islet on May 1, 2010, but Babar Azam and Rizwan recently exceeded this mark by scoring 203* runs for the first wicket.

The highest first-wicket partnership for Sri Lanka ever was 124 runs, made by Tillakaratne Dilshan and Sanath Jayasuriya against the West Indies at Nottingham on June 10, 2009.


What is the highest 1st wicket partnership in a T20 international?

The highest partnership for any wicket in T20 cricket was a 236-run first-wicket stand between Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai and Usman Ghani.

Which duo has the highest partnership in the T20 World Cup?

The highest partnership in T20 World Cup history was formed by South African cricketer Quinton de Kock and Rilee Rossouw against Bangladesh, scoring 168 runs together. The record occurred in a Super 12 game during the tournament’s 2022 iteration.

Who most T20 centuries?

India’s Rohit Sharma tops the list with four T20I centuries, followed by Sabawoon Davizi of the Czech Republic, Glenn Maxwell of Australia, and Colin Munro of New Zealand with three apiece. In addition, 14 players, including West Indies’ Evin Lewis, have registered two centuries in the T20I.

Which team is most successful in T20?

Pakistan has the most victories in T20 matches 127.

Who hit the most sixes in T20?

Nobody beats the “Universe Boss” when it comes to monster sixes. In the T20 World Cup, he hit 63 sixes at a strike rate of 142.75. Gayle finished the competition with a total of 2 centuries and 7 fifties.

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