Today we talk about the highest partnerships at Cricket World Cup 2011. ICC World Cup 2011 was exciting, entertaining and unpredictable. Most of the matches had unexpected results when the in-form-players had match-winning partnerships. Some of the record-breaking partnerships have made the difference in the tournament.
The Highest Partnerships at Cricket World Cup 2011
The following table displays the highest partnerships for the World Cup tournament 2011:
|1||282||Upul Tharanga & Tillakaratne Dilshan||Sri Lanka||Zimbabwe||1|
|2||231*||Upul Tharanga & Tillakaratne Dilshan||Sri Lanka||England||1|
|3||221||Hashim Amla & AB de Villiers||South Africa||Netherlands||3|
|4||203||Virender Sehwag & Virat Kohli||India||Bangladesh||3|
|5||183||Shane Watson & Brad Haddin||Australia||Canada||1|
5. Shane Watson & Brad Haddin – Australia
In reply to the Canadian total of 212 runs, Shane Watson in the company of Brad Haddin started Australian innings well. They both added 183 runs for the 1st wicket when Shane Watson made 94 runs off 94 balls with 9 fours & 4 sixes and Brad Haddin made 88 runs of 84 balls with 11 fours & 2 sixes.
They almost brought their team to the doorsteps of the victory. The mighty teams always had the advantage to make big scores against weak teams, which gave them bonus points and allowed them to move to a higher level in the tournament. Among the top 5 of the highest partnerships at Cricket World Cup 2011.
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4. Virender Sehwag & Virat Kohli – India
The dashing pair of Sehwag and Kohli played together against Bangladesh to add 203 runs for the 3rd wicket. Both the Delhi players kept complimenting each other while hitting the ball over the boundary or in the crowd. The towering innings of Sehwag (175) off 140 balls with 14 fours & 5 sixes was well supported by the stylish Virat Kohli who remained not out on 100 off 83 balls with 12 fours and 2 sixes.
India won the match against Bangladesh by 87 runs and there is no guess to find about player of match – he was Virender Sehwag. Among the top 4 of the highest partnerships at Cricket World Cup 2011.
3. Hashim Amla & AB de Villiers- South Africa
It was a huge victory for South Africa when they won by 231 runs against Netherlands. The patient innings of Hashim Amla (113) off 130 balls with 8 fours and the quick-fired knock of AB de (134) off 98 balls with 13 fours & 4 sixes added 221 runs for 3rd wicket.
While playing against Netherlands, both the batsmen had a good time while scoring huge runs against the debutant team. South African team with a dream of winning the World Cup played well. Such partnerships helped them to score runs, win the matches, and to get on the top of the table. Among the top 3 of the highest partnerships at Cricket World Cup 2011.
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2. Upul Tharanga & Tillakaratne Dilshan – Sri Lanka
The Sri Lankan openers were in the form and at times looked unstoppable. In the fourth quarter-final match against England, both Dilshan & Tharanga started Sri Lankan inning in reply to England’s score of 229 for 6. Sri Lanka won the match in the 40th over when Dilshan & Tharanga took the score to 231 for no loss.
Dishan scored 108 not out off 115 balls with 10 fours & 2 sixes and Tharanga made 102 not out off 122 balls with 12 fours & 1 six. It was Dilshan who was declared Player of the match. Among the top 2 of the highest partnerships at Cricket World Cup 2011.
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1. Upul Tharanga & Tillakaratne Dilshan – Sri Lanka
The opening pair of Sri Lanka had a great combination. The pair not only faced the bowlers with ease and confidence but also scored runs quickly without wasting any balls. In the partnership of 282 runs for the first wicket, Dilshan made 144 runs (16 fours & 1 six) off 131 balls and Tharanga’s contribution was 133 runs (17 fours) off 144 balls.
Sri Lanka won defeated Zimbabwe by 139 runs. Tillakaratne Dilshan was declared the Player of the match. Led the highest partnerships at Cricket World Cup 2011.
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