Highest 5th Wicket Partnership in T20 World Cup For Pakistan

Pakistan T20 players in the middle order have shown some match-winning performance and scored some good partnerships for the 5th wicket in the T20 World Cup. Let’s have a look at some of the 5th wicket partnerships in the T20 World Cup for Pakistan.

  1. Misbah-ul-Haq and Shoaib Malik (119* Runs in 2007)

PakistanThe pair of Misbah-ul-Haq and Shoaib Malik holds the first position for making the highest 5th wicket partnership in the T20 World Cup for Pakistan. While chasing a target of 166 runs against Australia in the 18th match of the T20 World Cup 2007, Pakistan lost their 4 wickets at the score of 46 runs only, then the partnership of unbeaten 119 between Misbah-ul-Haq and Shoaib Malik brought back them into the game and thus successfully achieve the target and won the match by 6 wickets. Misbah-ul-Haq was named Man of the Match for his match-winning 66 runs and Shoaib Malik also contributed crucial 52 runs.

  1. Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal (61 Runs in 2010)

The 2nd highest partnership of 61 runs for the 5th wicket was scored by Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal against South Africa in the 21st match of T20 World Cup 2010 at Gros Islet. Pakistan did not get a good start and they were 69 for 4, but then Afridi and Akmal handled the situation and built up a partnership of 61 runs for the 5th wicket that helped them to win the match by 11 runs, and Umar Akmal was named as Man of the Match.

  1. Asif Ali and Shoaib Malik (47* Runs in 2021)

Asif Ali and Shoaib Malik added unbeaten 47 runs in pairs for the 5th wicket which is the 3rd highest in T20 World Cup for Pakistan. They achieved this feat while playing against Scotland in the 41st match of ICC T20 World Cup 2021 at Sharjah. Shoaib Malik struck unbeaten 54 runs very aggressively from just 18 balls that helped Pakistan to win the match by 72 runs, and thus Malik was named as Man of the Match for his match-winning innings.

  1. Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi (47 Runs in 2010)

The pair of Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi stands at the number 4 position for adding a record 5th wicket partnership of 47 runs against Australia in the 6th match of ICC T20 World Cup 2010. Pakistan batters struggled from the beginning while chasing a target of 182 runs, but Afridi and Misbah-ul-Haq tried to save the match but could not achieve the target and lost the match by 34 runs.

  1. Abdul Razzaq and Umar Akmal (44 Runs in 2010)

The pair of Abdul Razzaq and Umar Akmal is at the number 5th position for hitting the highest 5th wicket partnership in the T20 World Cup. In the 2nd semi final competition of T20 World Cup 2010, Umar Akmal who came out at number 3 position played with Razzaq and built up 44 runs in pair for the 5th wicket, Akmal struck unbeaten 56 runs from just 35 balls, but Pakistan could not save that match and lost by 3 wickets.

List of Highest 5th wicket partnership in T20 World Cup for Pakistan

Partners Runs Against Venue Date
Scorecard
Misbah-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik 119* Australia Johannesburg 18 Sep 2007
Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal 61 South Africa Gros Islet 10 May 2010
Asif Ali, Shoaib Malik 47* Scotland Sharjah 7 Nov 2021
Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi 47 Australia Gros Islet 2 May 2010
Abdul Razzaq, Umar Akmal
Semifinal Match
44 Australia Gros Islet 14 May 2010
Misbah-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik 40 India Durban 14 Sep 2007
Khalid Latif, Shoaib Malik 37 Australia Mohali 25 Mar 2016
Misbah-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik 36 New Zealand Cape Town 22 Sep 2007
Ahmed Shehzad, Shahid Afridi 34 Bangladesh Dhaka 30 Mar 2014
Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal 33 Australia Dhaka 23 Mar 2014
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Last Updated on: 16/01/2022