Highest Opening Partnership in T20 World Cup For Pakistan

Pakistan is one of the leading cricket T20 teams in the T20 World Cup and lifted the trophy in 2009. There are many occasions where Pakistan openers gave a tremendous start which every team desired from their opening batters. 

Let's check out those fabulous 1st wicket partnerships for Pakistan in the T20 World Cup.Pakistan

  1. Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam (152 Runs in 2021)

The highest 1st wicket partnership in T20 World Cup for Pakistan is unbeaten 152 runs between Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam against India in the 16th match of Group B on Oct 24, 2021. India scored 151 runs in the 1 inning and set a target of 152 for Pakistan, which was easily achieved by both the openers in just 17.5 balls. Mohammad Rizwan scored unbeaten 79 and Azam added 68 runs.

  1. Mohammad Hafeez and Imran Nazir (124 Runs in 2012)

The second 1st wicket partnership in T20 World Cup for Pakistan is 124 runs made by Mohammad Hafeez and Imran Nazir in 2012 against Bangladesh. Bangladesh set the target of 176 runs for Pakistan which was comfortably acquired by Pakistan in 18.4 overs. Imran Nazir was named Man of the Match for his match-winning innings of 72 runs from 36 balls only.

  1. Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam (113 Runs in 2021)

Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam added the 3rd highest 1st wicket partnership in the T20 World cup for Pakistan. Both the openers made 113 runs in pairs for the 1st wicket against Namibia at Abu Dhabi on Nov 2, 2021. Rizwan’s unbeaten 79 and Azam’s 70 runs helped Pakistan to give a big target of 190 runs for Namibia. Namibia batters could not reach that total and lost the match by 45 runs. 

  1. Kamran Akmal and Salman Butt (82 Runs in 2010)

Kamran Akmal and Salman Butt scored the 4th highest runs in pair for the 1st wicket in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2010 for Pakistan. It was the 2nd semi-final match played between Pakistan and Australia at Gros Islet on May 14 2010 where Akmal added 50 runs and Salman Butt contributed 32 runs for their team. Despite getting a good start, Pakistan could not win the match and lost the way to reach the finals of the T20 World Cup in 2010. 

  1. Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam (71 Runs in 2021)

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan added the 5th highest 1st wicket partnership of 71 runs for Pakistan in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. They achieved this feat in the semi-final match of Pakistan against Australia at Dubai (DSC) on Nov 11 2021 where Pakistan set a target of 177 runs for Australia which was easily achieved by the Australian batters. 

List of Highest Opening Partnership in T20 World Cup for Pakistan

Partners

Runs

Against

Venue

Date
Scorecard

Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam

152*

India

Dubai (DSC)

24 Oct 2021

Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Nazir

142

Bangladesh

Gros Islet

1 May 2010

Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam

124

Banlgadesh

Pallekele

25 Sep 2012

Kamran Akmal, Salman Butt

113

Namibia

Abu Dhabi

2 Nov 2021

Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam
Semifinal

82

Australia

Gros Islet

14 May 2010

Ahmed Shehzad, Sharjeel Khan
Semi Final

71

Australia

Dubai (DSC)

11 Nov 2021

Imran Nazir, Mohammad Hafeez

65

New Zealand

Mohali

22 Mar 2016

Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi

60

New Zealand

Cape Town

22 Sep 2007

Kamran Akmal, Shahzaib Hasan

59

Bangladesh

Cape Town

20 Sep 2007

Imran Nazir, Mohammad Hafeez
Final Match

48

Sri Lanka

Lord’s

21 Jun 2009

 

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Last Updated on: 16/01/2022