Today we bring you the highest partnerships at Cricket World Cup 2003. Partnerships play an important role in cricket matches. Being a team game much depends on individual performances. It has been seen that when two batsmen play together & built a partnership, it boosts the morale of the batsmen and encourages them to play a better innings. Some of the outstanding partnerships were seen in the World Cup tournament that had changed the direction of the game.
The Highest Partnerships at Cricket World Cup 2003
The list displays details of five top partnerships of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003 tournament.
|5||166*||Grant Flower- Craig Wishart||Zimbabwe||Namibia||Harare, Zimbabwe|
|4||170||Sanath Jayasuriya- Hashan Tillakaratne||Sri Lanka||New Zealand||Bloemfontein, South Africa|
|3||228||Feiko Kloppenburg- Klaas-Jan van Noortwijk||Netherlands||Namibia||Bloemfontein, South Africa|
|2||234*||Damien Martyn- Ricky Ponting||Australia||India||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|1||244||Sourav Ganguly- Sachin Tendulkar||India||Namibia||Pietermaritzburg, South Africa|
5. Grant Flower- Craig Wishart (Zimbabwe)
Partnership of 166* for 3rd against Namibia
Zimbabwe played one of the best innings against Namibia and never missed the opportunity to have a better score on the board and to get points for the team. The opening batsman Craig Wishart played a brilliant knock and scored the highest individual score of 172 runs not out. Grant Flower too played according to the situation and supported Wishart in a partnership of 166* runs, while scoring 340 runs for 2 wickets. Zimbabwe won the match by 250+ runs.
Wishart remained not out with 172 runs (151 balls, 18 fours & 3 sixes) and Grant Flower scored 78 not out (55 balls, 4 fours & 2 sixes). Among the highest partnerships at Cricket World Cup 2003.
4. Sanath Jayasuriya– Hashan Tillakaratne (Sri Lanka)
Partnership of 170 for 2nd wicket against New Zealand
Sri Lankan Captain Sanath Jayasuriya batted well against New Zealand in the group level match. He added 170 runs for the Hashan Tillakaratne for the 2nd wicket. The partnership helped Sri Lanka to score a decent total of 272 for 7 in 50 overs. Both the Sri Lankan batsmen played according to the situation while New Zealand bowlers tried their best to get wickets at regular intervals. Sri Lanka won the match by 47 runs.
Sanath Jayasuriya played Captain’s knock and scored 125 runs (125 balls with 14 fours) and Hashan Tillakaratne played a supportive role and made not out 81 runs (106 balls & 5 fours) to add 170 runs for 2nd wicket. Among the highest partnerships at Cricket World Cup 2003.
3. Feiko Kloppenburg- Klaas-Jan van Noortwijk (Netherlands)
Partnership of 228 for 2nd against Namibia
In the match between Namibia versus the Netherlands, a partnership of 228 runs between Feiko Kloppenburg & Klaas-Jan van Noortwijk for the 3rd wicket put the Netherlands in the driver’s seat. Both the batsmen played well and made use of the opportunity to add a few more points for the team. The Netherlands won the match by 64 runs.
Feiko Kloppenburg managed to score 121 runs (142 balls, 6 fours & 4 sixes) and Klaas-Jan van Noortwijk made 134 runs (129 balls, 11 fours & 3 sixes) in the partnership of 228 runs for 3rd wicket. Among the highest partnerships at Cricket World Cup 2003.
2. Damien Martyn- Ricky Ponting (Australia)
Partnership of 234* for 3rd wicket against India
In the World Cup final match between India and Australia, Captain Ricky Pointing played an outstanding innings. It was the innings that had put pressure on the Indian team and helped Australia to win the World Cup again. The responsible knock of 88 runs by Damien Martyn and his support to Ricky Pointing helped in adding unbeaten 243 runs to the Australian score of 359 for 2 in 50 overs.
In the unbeaten 243 runs partnership for 3 rd wicket in which Ricky Pointing made 140 runs (121 balls, 4 fours & 8 sixes) & Damien Martyn scored 88 runs (84 balls, 7 fours & 1 six). Among the highest partnerships at Cricket World Cup 2003.
1. Sourav Ganguly– Sachin Tendulkar (India)
Partnership of 244 runs for 2nd wicket against Namibia
The team Namibia had a very tough tournament. In most of the matches against Namibia, the opponents had a good time scoring huge runs. India was no exception. After losing the early wicket Sachin Tendulkar & Sourav Ganguly batted together and put on 244 runs partnership for the 2nd wicket. Men in blue started attacking Namibian bowlers from the first over and helped India to score 311 for 2. India won the match by a huge margin of 181 runs.
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In 244 runs partnership, Sachin Tendulkar contributed unbeaten 152 runs (151 balls with 18 fours) and Sourav Ganguly made aggressive 112 not out (119 balls with 6 fours & 4 sixes). Tops the highest partnerships at Cricket World Cup 2003.
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