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Top 5 Highest opening partnerships in ODIs

Check out here the top 5 highest opening partnerships in ODIs history. John Campbell and Shai Hope’s partnership of 365 runs is the highest opening partnership in the history of ODI cricket.

Harsh Chopra
Last updated: 27.12.2021
Highest opening partnerships in ODIs

Opening partnerships in ODIs is one of the most important parts in an ODI match. The opening partnership lays the foundation of the innings and set the platform for a big score in the innings or when a team is chasing a big score then a good opening partnership helps the chasing team greatly.

There have been many big opening partnerships in ODIs and they have helped their team win a lot of the matches. Let’s see which are the top 5 Highest opening partnerships in ODI History.

1. John Campbell and Shai Hope (365 Runs): 

This is the highest opening partnership in the history of ODI cricket and it came from Two extremely talented and skilled West Indies players and the opponents that day were Ireland and their Bowlers were punished all around the ground and both the openers made huge centuries with both of them ending up with scores in excess of 170. That day the Ireland bowlers were completely helpless and did not know what to do and they also saw an exhibition of batsmanship of the Highest quality.


2. Imam-Ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman (304 Runs): 

Both these Pakistani openers were in a hitting mood that day and they did not spare the Zimbabwe bowlers that day as both the left handed opening batters were aggressive from the word go and especially Fakhar Zaman took the entire bowling attack to the cleaners that day and in the end Imam got a wonderful hundred but the star of the dhow was Fakhar who got an incredible double hundred and was not out in the end ahd he etched his name in the history books by being the first player from his nation to hit a double hundred in ODI cricket.


3. Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das (292 Runs): 

Another record opening partnership for a nation and this time also the opponents were Zimbabwe. This time it was the Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das who smashed the Zimbabwe bowling attack to all parts and showed no mercy on their opposition. Both of them hit lots of sixes that day and hit big hundreds with Liton Das hitting an impressive 176 runs and Tamim Iqbal hitting a wonderful 128 run innings. They showed their skills and the range of their shot making that day.


4. Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya (286 Runs): 

This record breaking opening partnership for Sri Lanka came against a strong England team and it came while chasing a big total of over 300 in the second innings. Both the Openers cane out all guns blazing and dominated the England bowlers and especially Sanath Jayasuriya was merciless that day hitting a score of over 150 runs and Upul Tharanga hit an amazing century and they helped Sri Lanka chase 324 runs in just under 38 overs abs win the match comfortably. It was a memorable partnership for all Sri Lanka cricket fans as well and both of them became heroes for their nations once again.


5. David Warner and Travis Head (284 Runs): 

This record breaking opening partnership for Australia in ODI cricket came against a great Pakistan bowling attack which had a lot of variety. David Warner was brutal and aggressive from the start as he smashed the bowling attack to all parts of the ground and hit a blazing 179 runs at a rate of knots and Travis Head made a wonderful century and they helped Australia win the match and they created history for Australia as well that day.

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