Highest 3rd Wicket Partnership in T20 World Cup

In the early years of twenty-twenty cricket, a team losing three wickets in this format would mean low total on scoreboard and imminent defeat. But in the very first edition of the World T20 tournament itself, South African batting pair Gibbs and Kemp, entered into the record book with an unbeaten 120-run-partnership (match-winning) between them at a match against West Indies in Johannesburg.

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The Bangladeshi batting pair of Aftab Ahmed and Mohammad Ashraful again repeated the history in the same tournament with a brilliant 109-run stand for the third wicket against West Indies in Johannesburg. But apart from these two-century-run stands, there were no such instance for the next seven years in a row. In other words, there was no hundred run partnership for the third wicket in T20 Cricket World Cup 2009, 2010 and 2012.

However, in the last edition of the T20 World Cup held in the year 2014, there were three hundred-run-partnerships for the third wicket which is a world record in itself. Until now, only five times a batting pair has succeeded in putting hundred or more run partnerships for the third wicket. The complete list is given below;

Highest Third Wicket Partnership in T20 World Cup

Batsmen (Team)

Runs

Against

Venue

Date

A Hales & Eoin Morgan
(England)

152

Sri Lanka

Chittagong

27/03/2014

Herschelle Gibbs & Justin Kemp
(South Africa)

120

West Indies

Johannesburg

11/09/2007

Aaron Finch & Glenn Maxwell
(Australia)

118

Pakistan

Dhaka

23/03/2014

Mushfiqur Rahim & Shakib Al Hasan
(Bangladesh)

112

Australia

Dhaka

01/04/2014

Aftab Ahmed & Mohammad Ashraful
(Bangladesh)

109

West Indies

Johannesburg

13/09/2007

David Hussey & Shane Watson
(Australia)

98

Pakistan

Gros Islet

02/05/2010

Kamran Akmal & Umar Akmal
(Pakistan)

96

Australia

Dhaka

23/03/2014

Mohammad Ashraful & Shakib Al Hasan
(Bangladesh)

91

Pakistan

Gros Islet

01/05/2010

Eoin Morgan & Luke Wright
(England)

89

New Zealand

Pallekele

29/09/2012

Suresh Raina & Yuvraj Singh
(India)

88

South Africa

Gros Islet

02/05/2010

Highest 3rd Wicket Partnership in 2007 T20 World Cup

Batsmen (Team)

Runs

Against

Venue

Date

Herschelle Gibbs & Justin Kemp
(South Africa)

120

West Indies

Johannesburg

11/09/2007

Aftab Ahmed & Mohammad Ashraful
(Bangladesh)

109

West Indies

Johannesburg

13/09/2007

Sanath Jayasuriya & Mahela Jayawardene
(Sri Lanka)

87

Kenya

Johannesburg

14/09/2007

Robin Uthappa & Yuvraj Singh
(India)

84

Australia

Durban

22/09/2007

Ross Taylor & PG Fulton
(New Zealand)

70

Sri Lanka

Johannesburg

15/09/2007

Highest 3rd Wicket Partnership in 2009 T20 World Cup

Batsmen (Team)

Runs

Against

Venue

Date

Shahid Afridi & Shoaib Maillik
(Pakistan)

76

Sri Lanka

Lord’s

21/06/2009

Sanath Jayasuriya & Mahela Jayawardene
(Sri Lanka)

67

Ireland

Lord’s

14/06/2009

Shahid Afridi & Shoaib Mallik
(Pakistan)

67

South Africa

Nottingham

18/06/2009

Kevin Pietersen & Owais Shah
(England)

66

Pakistan

The Oval

07/06/2009

T. Dilshan & Kumar Sangakkara
(Sri Lanka)

62

New Zealand

Nottingham

16/06/2009

Top Third Wicket Partnership in 2010 T20 World Cup

Batsmen (Team)

Runs

Against

Venue

Date

David Hussey & Shane Watson
(Australia)

98

Pakistan

Gros Islet

02/05/2010

Mohammad Ashraful & Shakib Al Hasan
(Bangladesh)

91

Pakistan

Gros Islet

01/05/2010

Suresh Raina & Yuvraj Singh
(India)

88

South Africa

Gros Islet

02/05/2010

Paul Collingwood & Kevin Pietersen
(England)

60

Pakistan

Bridgetown

06/05/2010

U. Chandimal & Mahela Jayawardene
(Sri Lanka)

59

New Zealand

Providence

30/04/2010

Biggest Third Wicket Partnership in 2012 T20 World Cup

Batsmen (Team)

Runs

Against

Venue

Date

Eoin Morgan & Luke Wright
(England)

89

New Zealand

Pallekele

29/09/2012

DJ Bravo & Chris Gayle
(West Indies)

83

Australia

Colombo

05/10/2012

Kamran Akmal & Nasir Jamshed
(Pakistan)

79

Australia

Colombo

02/10/2012

Ross Taylor & Brendon McCullum
(New Zealand)

78

Bangladesh

Pallekele

21/09/2012

Eoin Morgan & Luke Wright
(England)

72

Afghanistan

Colombo

21/09/2012

Highest 3rd Wicket Partnership in 2014 T20 World Cup

Batsmen (Team)

Runs

Against

Venue

Date

A Hales & Eoin Morgan
(England)

152

Sri Lanka

Chittagong

27/03/2014

Aaron Finch & Glenn Maxwell
(Australia)

118

Pakistan

Dhaka

23/03/2014

Mushfiqur Rahim & Shakib Al Hasan
(Bangladesh)

112

Australia

Dhaka

01/04/2014

Kamran Akmal & Umar Akmal
(Pakistan)

96

Australia

Dhaka

23/03/2014

P Khadka & G Malla
(Nepal)

80

Hong Kong

Chittagong

16/03/2014

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Last Updated on: 23/07/2021

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