Highest Opening Partnership in T20 World Cup For Australia

In the history of the T20 World Cup, the Australian team lifted the title of the T20 World Cup in 2021 by beating New Zealand. The opening pair of any team is very crucial for a good start, so let's check out some of the great 1 st wicket partnerships in the T20 World Cup for Australia. 

  1. David Warner and Shane Watson (133 Runs in 2012)

AustraliaThe pair of David Warner and Shane Watson stands at the top position for hitting the highest 1st wicket partnership in the T20 World Cup for Australia. In the 16th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2012, Australia was chasing a target of 141 runs against India in which opening batsmen David Warner and Shane Watson struck a record partnership of 133 runs for the 1st wicket that helped them to achieve the target very comfortably in just 14.5 overs and won the match by 9 wickets. Shane Watson was named Man of the Match for his 72 runs and 3 wickets.

  1. Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden (104 Runs in 2007)

The pair of Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden is at the 2nd position for adding a record 1st wicket partnership in the T20 World Cup for Australia. While chasing a target of 124 runs against Bangladesh in the 14th match of T20 World Cup 2007, both the batters had done this feat, Hayden’s 73 and Gilchrist’s 43 built up 104 runs in pair for 1st wicket that helped them to win the match by 9 wickets in 13.5 overs.

  1. David Warner and Shane Watson (104 Runs in 2010)

The pair of David Warner and Shane Watson comes 3rd in the list for hitting the highest 1st wicket partnership in the T20 World Cup for Australia. In the 15th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2010, Watson’s 54 and Warner’s 72 helped Australia to reach a total of 184 against India. In reply, India could make only 135 runs only and lost the match by 49 runs. David Warner was named as Man of the Match for his match-winning knock.

  1. Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden (102* Runs in 2007)

The Australian pair of Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden comes in 4th position for hitting the highest 1st wicket partnership of unbeaten 102 runs in the T20 World Cup for Australia. In the 22nd match of the T20 World Cup 2007, Australia was chasing a target of 102 runs against Sri Lanka in which Gilchrist added unbeaten 31 and Hayden contributed unbeaten 58 runs that helped them to win the match by 10 wickets.

  1. Aaron Finch and David Warner (98 Runs in 2014)

The pair of Aaron Finch and David Warner stands at the number 5th position for adding a record 1st wicket partnership of 98 runs in the T20 World Cup for Australia. Australia was chasing a target of 154 runs against Bangladesh in the 31st match of the T20 World Cup 2014 in which Aaron Finch’s 71 and Warner’s 48 runs helped them to win the match by 7 wickets and Finch was named as Man of the Match.

List of Highest 1st wicket Partnership in T20 World Cup for Australia

Partners

Runs

Against

Venue

Date

David Warner, Shane Watson

133

India

Colombo (RPS)

28 Sep 2012

Adam Gilchrist, Matthew Hayden

104

Bangladesh

Cape Town

16 Sep 2007

David Warner, Shane Watson

104

India

Bridgetown

7 May 2010

Adam Gilchrist, Matthew Hayden

102*

Sri Lanka

Cape Town

20 Sep 2007

Aaron Finch, David Warner

98

Bangladesh

Dhaka

1 Apr 2014

Adam Gilchrist, Matthew Hayden

78

England

Cape Town

14 Sep 2007

Aaron Finch, David Warner

70

Sri Lanka

Dubai

28 Oct 2021

Usman Khawaja, Shane Watson

62

Bangladesh

Bengaluru

21 Mar 2016

David Warner, Shane Watson

60

Ireland

Colombo (RPS)

19 Sep 2012

Aaron Finch, David Warner

58

Bangladesh

Dubai (DSC)

4 Nov 2021

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Last Updated on: 18/01/2022