Today, we talk about the highest partnerships in Cricket World Cup 1983. World Cup tournament started and the matches were played on huge-sized test grounds all over England. As the tournament proceeded the matches were played at Lord’s, Old Trafford, Headingley, Trent Bridge, Edgbaston, and The Oval.
The green top grounds allowed batsmen to open the face of the bat and to get ready to play the pace and spin. Every team has world-class batsmen and most of the batsmen started playing their natural strokes and perform better by scoring bigger scores in the matches. Some of these cricketers got themselves into the highest individual scores list as well as the highest partnerships in Cricket World Cup 1983. Here, we take account of individual & pair brilliance in batting, i.e. the highest partnerships in Cricket World Cup 1983.
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Most of the teams started scoring runs and the score went passed 300 marks four times in the tournament. The matches between Pakistan vs Sri Lanka and England vs Sri Lanka became the high scoring matches of the tournament, in one match Pakistan scored 338 for nine & Sri Lanka replied with 288 for nine at Swansea and in another match England scored 333 for nine and Sri Lanka did 286 at Taunton. These high team scores were results of some of the highest partnerships in Cricket World Cup 1983.
Most of the teams and their key-players started performing better and it had reflected in terms of eight hundred and eight five-wicket hauls in the tournament. Indian team remained clueless and Captain Kapil Dev performed both the feats only once.
As predicted, the world cup tournament of 1983 was dominated by the batsmen like two earlier World Cup tournaments. Most of the batsmen like Richards, Greenidge, Haynes, Gower, Zaheer Abbas, Chappel, Fowler, Kapil Dev, Imran and many others were in the form and some of the batsmen have scored 100s for their teams.
The batting records and huge partnerships were made during the matches. Some of the partnerships went on to create records and helped the teams to win the matches easily that earlier looked difficult. Some of the partnerships of the World Cup tournament were so unpredictable that these partnerships had a huge impact on the tournament and they are remembered even today.
Below is the list of the highest partnerships in Cricket World Cup 1983 for various wickets.
|1st||172*||Desmond Haynes & Faoud Bacchus||West Indies||Zimbabwe||Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham|
|2nd||144||Trevor Chappell & Kim Hughes||Australia||India||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|3rd||195*||Gordon Greenidge & Larry Gomes||West Indies||Zimbabwe||New Road, Worcester|
|4th||147*||Zaheer Abbas & Imran Khan||Pakistan||New Zealand||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|5th||92||Dave Houghton & Duncan Fletcher||Zimbabwe||West Indies||New Road, Worcester|
|6th||144||Imran Khan & Shahid Mahboob||Pakistan||Sri Lanka||Headingley, Leeds|
|7th||75*||Duncan Fletcher & Iain Butchart||Zimbabwe||Australia||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|8th||62||Kapil Dev & Madan Lal||India||Zimbabwe||Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells|
|9th||126*||Kapil Dev & Syed Kirmani||India||Zimbabwe||Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells|
|10th||71||Andy Roberts & Joel Garner||West Indies||India||Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester|
Below is the list of the top 10 of the highest partnerships in Cricket World Cup 1983 by runs.
|1||195*||3rd||Gordon Greenidge & Larry Gomes||West Indies||Zimbabwe||New Road, Worcester|
|2||172*||1st||Desmond Haynes & Faoud Bacchus||West Indies||Zimbabwe||Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham|
|3||147*||4th||Zaheer Abbas & Imran Khan||Pakistan||New Zealand||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|4||144||2nd||Trevor Chappell & Kim Hughes||Australia||India||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|5||144||6th||Imran Khan & Shahid Mahboob||Pakistan||Sri Lanka||Headingley, Leeds|
|6||132*||3rd||Viv Richards & Larry Gomes||West Indies||Pakistan||The Oval, London|
|7||126*||9th||Kapil Dev & Syed Kirmani||India||Zimbabwe||Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells|
|8||124||2nd||Gordon Greenidge & Sir Viv Richards||West Indies||Australia||Lord’s, London|
|9||115||4th||Allan Lamb & Mike Gatting||England||New Zealand||The Oval, London|
|10||115||1st||Graeme Fowler & Chris Tavare||England||Pakistan||Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester|
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