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 WI 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 WI Johannesburg 13/09/2007
AK Markram, Rassie van der Dussen
(South Africa)
103* ENG Sharjah 06/11/2021
David Hussey & Shane Watson
(Australia)
98 Pakistan Gros Islet 02/05/2010
J Charles, LMP Simmons
(West Indies)
97 India Mumbai 31/03/2016
Kamran Akmal & Umar Akmal
(Pakistan)
96 Australia Dhaka 23/03/2014
RD Berrington, MH Cross
(Scotland)
92 PNG Al Amerat 19/10/2021
Mohammad Ashraful & Shakib Al Hasan
(Bangladesh)
91 Pakistan Gros Islet 01/05/2010
Eoin Morgan & Luke Wright
(England)
89 NZ 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

Highest Third Wicket Partnership in T20 World Cup 2016

Batsmen (Team) Runs Against Venue Date
J Charles, LMP Simmons
(West Indies)
97 India Mumbai 31/03/2016
MS Dhoni, V Kohli
(India)
64* WI Mumbai 31/03/2016
CJ Anderson, MJ Guptill
(New Zealand)
52 PAK Mohali 22/03/2016

Highest 3rd Wicket Partnership in T20 World Cup 2021

Batsmen (Team) Runs Against Venue Date
AK Markram, Rassie van der Dussen
(South Africa)
103* ENG Sharjah 06/11/2021
RD Berrington, MH Cross
(Scotland)
92 PNG Al Amerat 19/10/2021
Najibullah Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
(Afghanistan)
87 SCOT Sharjah 25/10/2021
AK Markram, Rassie van der Dussen
(South Africa)
83* WI Dubai 26/10/2021
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Last Updated on: 19/01/2022

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