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T20I Record: Michael Levitt And Sybrand Engelbrecht Records Highest Second Wicket Partnership

The highest second-wicket partnership in T20I history was set by Michael Levitt and Sybrand Engelbrecht of the Netherlands, scoring 193 runs against Namibia on February 29, 2024.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 03.03.2024
T20I Record: Michael Levitt And Sybrand Engelbrecht Records Highest Second Wicket Partnership

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During the third game at the Nepal Tri-Nation T20I Series in 2024, Netherlands batters Michael Levitt and Sybrand Engelbrecht set up a new world record by producing the highest second-wicket T20I partnership.

 

After the Netherlands chose to bat first, they scored 247/5 in 20 overs. Although the opener Max O’Dowd (5) was dismissed cheaply in the third over, his opening partner Michael Levitt and the no.3 batter Sybrand Engelbrecht set up a T20I world record partnership to guide the Dutch team to the giant T20I total.


Michael Levitt and Sybrand Engelbrecht set up a 193-run partnership for the second wicket. It was the highest second-wicket partnership in T20I cricket history. The previous record was 183 runs partnership between the Scottish players Ollie Hairs and Brandon McMullen against Italy during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Europe Region Qualifier 2023.


In the Netherlands vs Namibia match, while Engelbrecht scored 75 runs in 40 balls (seven fours and five sixes), opener Levitt recorded a 49-ball T20I hundred and scored 135 runs in 62 balls (11 fours and ten sixes).


In reply, Namibia scored 188/7 in 20 overs as the Netherlands won by 59 runs. Namibian Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, who recorded the fastest T20I century in his last game against the hosts Nepal in this tri-series opener, scored 11 runs in the match.


Highest second-wicket partnership in T20I history

Partners (Team)

Partnership Runs

Opposition

Venue

Date

Michael Levitt and Sybrand Engelbrecht (Netherlands)

193

Namibia

Kirtipur

29 February 2024

Ollie Hairs and Brandon McMullen (Scotland)

183

Italy

Edinburgh

24 July 2023

Sanju Samson and Deepak Hooda (India)

176

Ireland

Dublin (Malahide)

28 June 2022

(Updated as of February 2024)


Netherlands’ other records in the match

  • (Highest T20I score for the Netherlands)Michael Levitt became the second T20I centurion for the Netherlands. He also holds the highest T20I score record for the Netherlands with 135 runs. Max O’Dowd was the first Dutch batter to record a T20I century with 133 not out against Malaysia at Kirtipur on 18 April 2021.

(Highest T20I total for the Netherlands)

  • The Netherlands set up their highest T20I total with 247/5. Their previous record was 209/7 in 19.3 overs against Nepal at Kirtipur on 20 April 2021.

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