Today we bring you the highest partnerships at Cricket World Cup 1999. The ICC World Cup Cricket tournament was full of exciting matches and amazing innings. The thrilling competition between bat and ball kept the cricket lovers in an awe of surprises till the end. Sourav Ganguly’s highest score and his record-breaking partnership with Rahul Dravid remained a high point of the tournament.
The Highest Partnerships at Cricket World Cup 1999
The list displays highest partnership details of the ICC World Cup Cricket tournament 1999.
|1||318||Sourav Ganguly & Rahul Dravid||India||Sri Lanka||2nd||County Ground, Taunton|
|2||237*||Rahul Dravid & Sachin Tendulkar||India||Kenya||3rd||County Ground, Bristol|
|3||194||Saeed Anwar & Wajahatullah Wasti||Pakistan||New Zealand||1st||Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester|
|4||176||Gary Kirsten & Herschelle Gibbs||South Africa||New Zealand||1st||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|5||161||Maurice Odumbe & Alpesh Vadher||Kenya||Sri Lanka||6th||County Ground, Southampton|
5. Maurice Odumbe & Alpesh Vadher (Kenya)
Kenya played well against Sri Lanka in a group match and when it was looked as if Kenyan batting wouldn’t last in 50 overs but thanks to two batsmen Maurice Odumbe & Alpesh Vadher for their brilliant performance while facing experienced Sri Lankan attack.
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Both Odumbe and Vadher surprised the cricket fans all over the world when added 161 runs for the 6th wicket. Kenyan team looked confident while playing in their second World Cup tournament. Maurice Odumbe, while playing at 6th position, made a contribution of 82 runs (95 balls, 7 fours) and Alpesh Vadher while playing at 7th position made 73 runs (98 balls, 6 fours). Among the highest partnerships at Cricket World Cup 1999.
4. Gary Kirsten & Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa)
The opening stand between Gary Kirsten and Herschelle Gibbs of 176 runs gave South Africa a splendid start. The partnership between the two experienced South African openers put New Zealand in the trouble in an important group level match.
Protease had performed well in the tournament and some of the heroics of Lance Klusener had put South Africa ahead in the tournament. South Africa won the match by 74 runs against New Zealand. Gary Kirsten played a patient inning of 82 runs (121 balls, 6 fours & 1 six) and Herschelle Gibbs made a useful contribution of 91 runs (118 balls, 6 fours & 1 six). Among the highest partnerships at Cricket World Cup 1999.
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3. Saeed Anwar& Wajahatullah Wasti (Pakistan)
Pakistan won the match against New Zealand by 7 wickets and 15 balls to spare. The brilliant opening partnership between Saeed Anwar and Wajahatullah Wasti of 194 runs helped Pakistan to dominate the innings against New Zealand. Saeed Anwar was one of the best opening batsmen of Pakistan. His electrifying performances and graceful stroke play always kept the opposition on the toes.
He was in full form and batted well in most of the matches in the tournament. His partner Wajahat Wasti too batted superbly and added runs quickly. It was definitely a memorable match for Pakistan. Saeed Anwar played an innings of 113 runs (148 balls, 9 fours) and Wajahatullah Wasti made 84 runs (123 balls, 10 fours & 1 six). Among the highest partnerships at Cricket World Cup 1999.
2. Rahul Dravid & Sachin Tendulkar (India)
Rahul Dravid was in the form at the start of the World Cup tournament. He batted brilliantly along with Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Tendulkar had just joined the Indian team after the sad demise of his father in India. But both the batsmen played well against Kenyan attack.
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It was an important match for India at the group level. Dravid & Tendulkar together added unbeaten 237 runs for the 3rd wicket. Rahul Dravid made 104 runs not out (109 balls, 10 fours) and Tendulkar batted aggressively to score 140 runs (101 balls, 13 fours & 3 sixes). Among the highest partnerships at Cricket World Cup 1999.
1. Sourav Ganguly & Rahul Dravid (India)
In the first over of the match S. Ramesh was out when Rahul Dravid joined Sourav Ganguly. Both the batsmen started their partnership from the first over of the match and went on to make a record-breaking partnership of 318 runs for 2nd wicket. Both Ganguly and Dravid were in full form and attacked Sri Lankan bowling mercilessly.
The County Ground, Taunton of England was full to its capacity when both the batsmen started hitting fours and sixes all over the ground to take the team total to 373 for six in 50 overs which was highest in the ICC World Cup tournament ‘99. Sourav Ganguly made 183 runs (158 balls 17 fours, 7 sixes) & Rahul Dravid scored 145 (129 balls, 17 fours a& 1 six). Led the highest partnerships at Cricket World Cup 1999.
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