Highest 7th Wicket Partnership in T20 World Cup For Australia

In the history of Australia’s T20 World Cup, Australian cricket fans have witnessed so many moments where their favorite team struggled at the beginning and then backed up by their lower middle-order players that contributed 7th wicket partnership for their team. Let’s check out the details of some crucial 7th wicket partnerships in the history of the T20 World Cup for Australia.

  1. Michael Hussey and Steven Smith (74 Runs in 2010)

AustraliaThe pair of Michael Hussey and Steven Smith stands at the top position for striking the highest 7th wicket partnership in the T20 World Cup for Australia. While playing against Bangladesh in the 11th match of T20 World Cup 2010, Australian batter set a target of 142 for Bangladesh in which Hussey unbeaten 47 runs supported them to reach that total along with Smith and they won the match by 27 runs and Hussey was named Man of the match. 

  1. George Bailey and Pat Cummins (68 Runs in 2012)

The pair of George Bailey and Pat Cummins is in the 2nd position for making a record 7th wicket partnership in the T20 World Cup for Australia. In the 2nd semi-final against West Indies in the 2012 World Cup, Australia was chasing a target of 206 but could make only 131 runs with the cost of all wickets and lost the match by 74 runs. Bailey as the skipper of Australia played well and made 68 runs but did not get enough support from other batsmen. 

  1. Michael Hussey and Mitchell Johnson (41 Runs in 2009)

The pair of Michael Hussey and Mitchell Johnson stands at the number 3rd position for making the highest 7th wicket partnership in the history of the T20 World Cup for Australia. In the 8th match of the T20 World Cup 2009 against Sri Lanka, Australian batsmen struggled and put a total of 159 on the scoreboard in which Hussey and Johnson contributed 41 runs in pair for the 7th wicket.

  1. Brad Hodge and Brett Lee (17 Runs in 2007)

The pair of Brad Hodge and Brett Lee is sitting at the number 4 position for striking a record 7th wicket partnership in the T20 World Cup for Australia. In the 4th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2007 against Zimbabwe, Australia set a target of 139 for Zimbabwe in which Hodge and Lee contributed 17 runs in pair for the 7th wicket, Australia lost that match by 5 wickets and that was the biggest loss for Australia in the T20 World Cup. 

  1. Peter Nevill and Shane Watson (15* Runs in 2016)

The pair of Peter Nevill and Shane Watson stands at the 5the position for knocking a record 7th wicket partnership in the T20 World Cup’s history for Australia. While playing against India in the 31st match of ICC T20 World Cup 2016, Australia gave a target of 161 runs but could not save it and lost the match by 6 wickets, Nevill and Watson contributed unbeaten 15 runs for 7th wicket but that was not enough.

List of Highest 7th wicket partnership in T20 World Cup for Australia

Partners Runs Against Venue Date
Michael Hussey, Steven Smith 74 Bangladesh Bridgetown 5 May 2010
George Bailey, Pat Cummins 68 West Indies Colombo (RPS) 5 Oct 2012
David Hussey, Mitchell Johnson 41 Sri Lanka Nottingham 8 Jun 2009
Brad Hodge, Brett Lee 17 Zimbabwe Cape Town 12 Sep 2007
Peter Nevill, Shane Watson 15* India Mohali 27 Mar 2016
Brad Haddin, Brad Hodge 12 India Dhaka 30 Mar 2014
Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch 12 England Dubai (DSC) 30 Oct 2021
Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson 10 West Indies The Oval 6 Jun 2009
Michael Hussey, Steven Smith 5* England Bridgetown 16 May 2010
Michael Hussey, Steven Smith 5 Pakistan Gros Islet 14 May 2010
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Last Updated on: 23/01/2022