In the shortest format of the game, partnership plays a vital role in an inning. We have seen some small, big but crucial partnerships in the upper-middle order that strengthen the team score. Pakistan team also got a crucial partnership for 3rd wicket that helped them to win the match. Let’s check out those 3rd wicket partnerships in the T20 World Cup for Pakistan.
The pair of Kamran Akmal and Umar Akmal is at the top position for making the highest 3rd wicket partnership in the T20 World Cup for Pakistan. Both the batter have accomplished this feat in the 16th match of the T20 World Cup against Australia where Umar Akmal was fabulous with the bat and struck 94 runs that helped them to set a match-winning target of 192 runs. Australia batsmen’s effort was not enough and Aussies lost the match by 16 runs, Umar Akmal was declared Man of the Match in that match.
The pair of Kamran Akmal and Nasir Jamshed is in the 2nd position for making the highest 3rd wicket partnership in the T20 World Cup for Pakistan. It was the 23rd match of ICC T20 World Cup 2012 against Australia where Nasir Jamshed struck 55 runs that helped Pakistan to set a defending target of 150 runs. Australia, on the other hand, could not perform well and could make only 117 runs and lost the match by 32 runs.
The pair of Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik is in the 3rd position for striking the highest 3rd wicket partnership in the T20 World Cup for Pakistan. They have done this feat in the final competition of ICC T20 World Cup 2009 against Sri Lanka where Shahid Afridi struck mind-blasting 54 runs that helped them to achieve the target 18.4 overs only. Shahid Afridi was announced Man of the Match for his match-winning performance with the bat.
The pair of Mohammad Hafeez and Mohammad Rizwan added a 3rd wicket partnership of 67 runs in the T20 World Cup for Pakistan. They achieved this record in the 31st match of ICC T20 World Cup 2021 against Namibia at Abu Dhabi on 2 Nov 2021. Pakistan’s opener Rizwan played a superb inning of 79 runs and gave a nice start to his team. Pakistan set a big target of 190 runs for Namibia which was not easy for Namibia and thus Pakistan won the match by 45 runs and Mohammad Rizwan was given the Man of the Match title.
The pair of Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik added a record of the highest 3rd wicket partnership in the T20 World Cup for Pakistan. In the 1st semi-final match of ICC World Cup 2009, Pakistan did not get a good start and they lost 2 wickets at 28 runs only, then Afridi and Malik handled the situation and built up 67 runs in a pair that helped them to score 149 runs and also won the match by 7 runs in Nottingham.