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Complete List of Top 10 Highest Partnerships in IPL history from IPL 2008 to IPL 2023

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Over the course of its history, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has witnessed some outstanding batting performances. T20, cricket’s shortest format, is thought to be more batsman friendly. Throughout the competition, even the best bowlers have been knocked out of the park on several occasions. Here is a complete list of all the highest partnerships in IPL of all time.

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In T20 cricket, batters, and their ability to accelerate is extremely important. A team, however, cannot be carried by a single individual. Individual brilliance has been known to win few awards. Yes, that is a match-winner.

To win a trophy, though, you must work as part of a team. As a result, every strong hitter requires someone to complement or equal him. And that’s why partnership is so important. Partnerships are what determine the outcome of a game.

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Highest Partnerships in IPL History 2008 – 2023

PARTNERS RUNS TEAM OPPOSITION VENUE DATE
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers 229 RCB GL Bengaluru 14/05/16
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers 215* RCB MI Mumbai 10/05/15
KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock 210* LSG KKR Navi Mumbai 18/05/22
Adam Gilchrist, Shaun Marsh 206 KXIP RCB Dharamsala 17/05/11
Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli 204* RCB DD Delhi 17/05/12
David Warner, Naman Ojha 189* DD DC* Hyderabad 10/05/12
Jonny Bairstow, David Warner 185 SRH RCB Hyderabad 31/03/19
Gautam Gambhir, Chris Lynn 184* KKR GL Rajkot 07/04/17
Mayank AgarwalKL Rahul 183 KXIP RR Abu Dhabi 27/09/20
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway 182 CSK SRH Pune 01/05/22

Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers – 229

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Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers were at their best in Bangalore, just under a year after their attack on the Mumbai Indians. Gujarat Lions are the opponents this time. After Chris Gayle was dismissed, AB de Villiers came in and started striking right away. Kohli was matching him this time as well. Both players completed their century in record time. 248/3 was the final score. The duo registered the highest partnership of IPL (229*).

AB de Villiers stayed not out on 129 from 52 balls, while Kohli was cleaned out for 109 from 55 balls in the last over. The Lions were bowled out for 104 in the second innings, giving RCB a 144-run victory.

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers – 215*

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Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat first in a 2015 IPL match at the Wankhede Stadium. They got off to a terrible start as Chris Gayle went down early. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, on the other hand, put up a fantastic partnership. The Mumbai Indians’ feeble bowling attack had no idea what de Villiers was capable of.

The South African thrashed the bowling assault, scoring 133 in just 59 deliveries. Kohli scored 82 runs from 50 deliveries. The result was 235/1. Despite their best efforts, MI was only able to score 196 runs.

KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock – 210*

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Undoubtedly, the opening partnership of KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock in the IPL was exceptional. They remained unbeaten throughout the innings and collectively hit an impressive total of 14 sixes and 13 fours.

It is worth noting that despite their outstanding performance at the DY Patil stadium, their efforts were nearly in vain as LSG narrowly secured a victory with a margin of just 2 runs. This particular match between KKR and LSG is widely regarded as one of the most thrilling encounters in recent times.

Adam Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh – 206

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In 2011, Kings XI Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist and fellow Australian Shaun Marsh unleashed a stunning attack on Dharamshala. The pair punished the Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling assault by joining hands in the fourth over. By delivering a staggering 27 extras, the bowlers didn’t assist their own case.

Marsh stayed unbeaten on 79 runs off 49 balls after Gilchrist was removed for 106 runs off 55 balls. RCB collapsed in the chase, falling short by 111 runs thanks to Piyush Chawla’s four-wicket haul.


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Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli – 204*

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Chris Gayle began cautiously as he was given the opportunity to bat first in a vital match in the IPL 2012. Early on, he lost his opening partner Tillakaratne Dilshan. Virat Kohli, the captain, then joined him. The onslaught of the Delhi Daredevils was subsequently crushed by the Jamaican.

Gayle ended with a score of 128 not out from 62 balls. Kohli, who had to play second fiddle to Gayle, concluded with a score of 73 off 53. The Daredevils, on the other hand, did not go down without a fight in the match, coming within 21 runs of the objective. But, with to credit goes Kohli and Gayle’s massive partnership, the target set was simply too high.

David Warner and Naman Ojha – 189*

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Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner and Indian wicketkeeper Naman Ojha shared a remarkable unbroken 189-run partnership in 2012. The Delhi Daredevils, who were chasing a massive 188 runs to win, got off to a bad start when skipper Virender Sehwag was dismissed early.

Warner, on the other hand, began to let go, and there was no turning back. He was well backed by Ojha’s solid innings. Warner smashed his century in the 17th over, and the Daredevils sealed their triumph.

Jonny Bairstow and David Warner – 185

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Thе partnеrship bеtwееn Warnеr and Bairstow in Sunrisеrs Hydеrabad will forеvеr bе chеrishеd by thеir fans. Thеy wеrе a formidablе duo, wrеaking havoc on thе opposition. Togеthеr, thеy displayеd thеir dominancе by forging an imprеssivе partnеrship of 185 runs at Hydеrabad.

Notably, both Warnеr and Bairstow achiеvеd cеnturiеs in this match, making it a rеmarkablе fеat. This particular partnеrship stood as thе highеst opеning partnеrship in IPL history until 18th May 2022.


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Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn – 184*

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In the 2017 season, KKR and GL faced each other for the first time at Rajkot. KKR made a strong impression in this match with an outstanding opening partnership between Gambhir and Lynn. Both batsmen remained unbeaten as KKR secured a comprehensive victory by 10 wickets.

Their partnership was instrumental in the win, with a remarkable display of 18 fours and 8 sixes. At that time, this opening partnership set a new record as the highest ever in IPL. Interestingly, as we discussed earlier, this record was later surpassed by Warner and Bairstow.

Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul – 183

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It is widеly known that KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal sharе a strong bond off thе fiеld as bеst friеnds. Thеir friеndship provеd to bе fruitful whеn thеy showcasеd thеir еxcеptional batting skills at thе Sharjah Crickеt Ground, forming a formidablе partnеrship of 183 runs against Rajasthan Royals. Rеgrеttably, dеspitе thеir bold pеrformancе, Kings XI Punjab facеd dеfеat against Rajasthan Royals in that match.

Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway – 182

Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway - List of Top 10 Highest Partnerships in IPL history from IPL 2008 to IPL 2023 | KreedOn
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If you are a CSK enthusiast, this particular match is surely etched in your memory, isn’t it? The remarkable partnership that unfolded at the MCA, Pune was quite unexpected, considering the impressive form of SRH bowlers and Ruturaj‘s lack of touch, coupled with Conway’s limited playing opportunities prior to this match.

As a result, this opening combination for CSK was relatively new. However, they astounded everyone by smashing a total of 18 fours and 10 sixes. Devon Conway showcased his brilliance by remaining unbeaten at 85 runs, but Ruturaj’s dismissal at 99 runs left both him and the fans disheartened.


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