The 2022 T20 World Cup, which begins in just 7 days, is rapidly coming. Twelve teams from around the world will compete in the international competition. Australia, the incumbent champions, will defend their title at home. When it comes to the World Cup, however, the pressure is always on. It can occasionally have an effect on the squad, causing them to crumble throughout their batting lineup. That has happened several times, but the bottom-of-the-order batters have always come through.
However, after losing the first eight wickets, the team is almost useless, and the Nos. 9 and 10 batsmen can’t help much. Moreover, these batters can sometimes contribute important runs for the team, allowing them to finish with more runs. So, in this article, we’ll look at the top ten highest 9th-wicket partnerships in T20 World Cup history.
1. Gulbadin Naib and Shapoor Zadran (44) in the T20 World Cup 2012 against England
There has never been a time in World Cup history when the 9th wicket partnership has scored more than 50 runs. The highest partnership actually happened during a match between England and Afghanistan during the 2012 World Cup. The English team batted first and scored 196/5 in 20 overs. Luke Wright fell one run short of his century. He scored 99* off 55 balls, including eight boundaries and six maximums.
The Afghan team’s batting got off to a poor start. None of their top batters scored more than 10 runs. They were on their form to an embarrassing defeat after losing their first eight wickets for just 26 runs. Gulbadin Naib and Shapoor Zadran then added 44 runs for the ninth wicket to protect their team. However, Afghanistan finally lost the match by 116 runs, but they recovered somewhat.
2. Zaheer Khan and Rohit Sharma (36) in the 2010 T20 World Cup against Australia
This was a World Cup match between Australia and India in Bridgetown in 2010. India won the toss and chose to bowl first, but Australia started getting off to a fast start. Shane Watson (54) and David Warner (72) both scored half-centuries and contributed 104 runs for the first wicket. However, once the partnership was broken, India responded strongly, trying to limit Australia to 184/5 in 20 overs.
In pursuit of the target, the Australian bowlers jumped on the Indian batting lineup and continued to take wickets. India was struggling at 97/8 in 14.3 overs at one point. However, Rohit Sharma (79*), who had been batting splendidly, added 36 runs for the ninth wicket with Zaheer Khan to give India keep hoping. But the target was too high, and India was eventually all out for 135, handing Australia a 49-run victory.
3. Hamid Hassan and Mirwais Ashraf (33) in the T20 World Cup 2010 against South Africa
This took place during the 12th World Cup match between Afghanistan and South Africa in 2010. Batting first, the Proteas struggled against the Afghan team’s level-headed bowling attack. As a result, they only tried 139/7 in 20 overs. Because the target was substandard, this appeared to be a major upset. At the mid-inning break, Afghanistan was the favorite.
However, once the ball was handed over to the South African pacers, the game completely changed. Afghanistan lost their first eight wickets for 32 runs, and it surfaced that they would be bowled out for less than 50 runs. Mirwais Ashraf and Hamid Hassan, however, provided 33 runs for the ninth wicket and recovered their team from indignity. However, they were finally bowled out for 80 runs. South Africa won by 59 runs in that match.
ICC T20 World Cup’s Highest 9th Wicket Partnership List
|Gulbadin Naib and Shapoor Zadran (Afghanistan)||44||England||Colombo||2012|
|Zaheer Khan and Rohit Sharma (India)||36||Australia||Bridgetown||2010|
|Hamid Hassan and Mirwais Ashraf (Afghanistan)||33||South Africa||Bridgetown||2010|
|RL Bhudia and JK Kamande (Kenya)||27||New Zealand||Durban||2007|
|Kamran Shazad and EH Silva (UAE)||27||Zimbabwe||Sylhet||2014|
|Mashrafe Mortaza and Sohag Gazi (Bangladesh)||24||West Indies||Dhaka||2014|
|Abdur Razzak and Mashrafe Mortaza (Bangladesh)||24||Ireland||Nottingham||2009|
|AR Cusack and WK McCallan (Ireland)||20*||India||Nottingham||2009|
|M Gillespie and Daniel Vettori (New Zealand)||20*||England||Durban||2007|
|Stuart Broad and A Rashid (England)||19||South Africa||Nottingham||2009|
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