Highest Partnership in IPL: The Indian Premier League (IPL) is known for its high-octane cricket, where players from across the globe showcase their skills and compete against each other. Over the years, the IPL has witnessed some exceptional performances, but one of the most significant and awe-inspiring achievements is the highest partnership in IPL history. Let’s take a closer look at this remarkable feat.
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What is the Highest Partnership in IPL History?
The highest partnership in IPL history is 229 runs off 105 balls only, which AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli scored for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) against the Gujarat Lions in IPL 2016. The match was played on 14th May 2016 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
List of Highest Partnership in IPL History
|Batsman||Partnership Score||Scoring Team||Opponent||Year||Venue|
|Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers||229||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Gujarat Lions||2016||Bangalore|
|Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers||215||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Mumbai Indians||2015||Mumbai|
|Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul||210||Lucknow Super Giants||Kolkata Night Riders||2022||Mumbai|
|Adam Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh||206||Punjab Kings||Royal Challengers Bangalore||2011||Bangalore|
|Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle||204||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Delhi Capitals||2012||Bangalore|
1. Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers – 229 Runs
The partnership of AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli for the 2nd wicket against Gujarat Lions is still the highest partnership record in IPL since the IPL 2016. In the 44th match of IPL 2016, RCB batting 1st loses the wicket of Chris Gayle early. But then Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers handled the situation both of them made a century. Kohli made 109 off 55 balls while de Villers finished 129* off 52 balls as RCB racked up a towering 248/3 in their 20 overs. It is one of the historic partnerships of IPL that cricket lovers will never forget.
2. AB de Villiers & Virat Kohli – 215 Runs
They are the deadliest duo of IPL. They have another record of the highest partnership for 2nd wicket against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2015. In this match, they again lose the wicket of Chris Gayle very early. But then they together handled the situation and made 215 runs for the 2nd wicket. In this match. AB de Villiers made a fabulous 133* off 59 balls, including 19 fours and 4 sixes while Kohli finished 82* off 50 balls. They make the scoreboard 235/1 in 20 overs.
3. Quinton de Kock & KL Rahul – 210 Runs
If you see at the list then all of the partnership is for 2nd wicket. This is the only 1st wicket partnership on this list which is made by Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul in IPL 2022 against Kolkata Knight Riders. They gave no chance to bowlers to take their wickets. In this match, Quinton de Kock scored 140* off 70 balls while KL Rahul scored 68 off 51 balls. Through their pairs, LSG made 210/0 in 20 overs. But KKR really played very they are just 2 runs behind to win the match. But the last smile was given by LSG.
4. Adam Gilchrist & Shaun Marsh – 206 runs
Adam Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh, two Australian cricketers, formed a formidable partnership in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2011 season for Kings XI Punjab. Their partnership for the second wicket against Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 17, 2011, is still considered one of the highest partnerships in IPL history.
The duo brought up their 100-run partnership in just 48 balls, with Gilchrist leading the way by scoring 106 runs off just 55 balls, which included 9 fours and 8 sixes. On the other hand, Marsh played a perfect supporting role by scoring 79 runs off just 49 balls, which included 8 fours and 4 sixes.
5. Chris Gayle & Virat Kohli – 204 runs
In IPL 2012, RCB has one more record for the highest partnership which Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle for the 2nd wicket do. In all the highest partnerships of RCB the name Virat Kohli is always there which is why he is known as the “King of IPL”.In this match, Chris Gayle scored 128* off 62 balls, Kohli was equally effective as he scored a 53-ball 73. The pair helped RCB towering 215/1.
These are the highest partnership in the most prestigious tournament Indian Premier League and a reminder of the immense talent that exists in the league. These partnerships will be remembered forever no one can forget these masterpiece records of IPL.
What is the highest partnership in IPL history?
Virat Kohli and Ab de Villiers hold the record for the highest partnership in IPL history of 229 runs.
What is the 2nd highest partnership in IPL history?
The 2nd highest partnership in IPL is also done by Virat Kohli and AB de Villers with 215 runs.
Who scored the most runs in an IPL edition?
Virat Kohli from Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 973 runs with an average of 81.08 in IPL 2016 and won the orange cup. And in this IPL he made 4 centuries.
Who won the first Orange Cap in the history of IPL?
Australian batsman Shaun Marsh won the orange cap in IPL 2008. In this IPL he scored 616 runs with an average of 68.44.