Highest 5th Wicket Partnerships
Cricket is well known international game. It is national game of England and many Asian countries like cricket very much. Batting is most pleased part of this game and two batsmen make partnership to score runs. Partnerships are really important in ODI cricket and it is key factor in success if any team, many times top order not succeed in scoring much runs, so middle and low middle order make partnerships and score runs. So in this article we will discuss about the top ten highest 5th wicket partnerships ever in ODI cricket.
David Miller and Jean-Paul Duminy (South African )
David Miller and JP Duminy scored 256 runs long partnership against Zimbabwe at 5th wicket in cricket world cup 2015.It was record partnership ever in 5th wicket. The match was played on 15 Feb 2015 at Hamilton ground. David Miller Scored 138 runs and JP Duminy scored 115 runs, it highest 5th wicket partnership. However South Africa loose semifinal match against New Zealand in cricket world cup 2015.
Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara (England)
On 3 Sep 2013 at Dublin Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara Scored collectively scored 226 runs vs Ireland. In which Eoin Morgan Scored 124 not out and Bopara scored 101 and he also remain not out. Keep in mind that England chased 269 runs in that match. This is second highest 5th wicket partnership in ODI cricket.
Mohammad Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja ( INDIA)
Azharuddin is a cricket legend of Indian cricket. He scored many runs for Indian cricket team. On 17 Aug 1997 both M. Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja scored 223 runs in 5th wicket partnership against Sri Lanka and it become 3rd highest 5th wicket partnership in cricket ODI history. This Match was played in Colombo R. Premadasa Stadium Sri Lanka.
Andrew Symonds and Michael Clarke (Australian)
Australian won cricket world cup 2015 under the captaincy of Michal Clark. Michael Clarke has many records. Andrew Symonds and Michael Clarke scored 220 runs in fifth wicket partnership against New Zealand on 7th Dec 2005 at Wellington Regional Stadium New Zealand. It considered to be 4th highest 5th wicket partnership in ODI cricket history.
Suresh Raina and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Indian)
In cricket world cup 2015 recent Indian captain Dhoni and Suresh Raina both scored 196 runs against Zimbabwe in league match. The match was played in Eden Park Auckland on 14 March 2015. Raina scored 100 not out and Dhoni scored 85 not out. It is the 5th highest 5th wicket partnership.
Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson (New Zealand )
Ross taylor and Williamson both are very good Cricket batsmen. They have scored many runs for New Zealand Cricket. In 25 Oct 2011 both have scored 195 runs in fifth wicket partnership against Zimbabwe. The match was played in Queens Sports Club Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. This is 6th highest 5th wicket partnership ever in cricket ODI history.
Murray Goodwin and Grant Flower (Zimbabwean)
Many teams make highest 5th wicket partnerships against Zimbabwean’s, but Zimbabwean’s also have highest 5th wicket partnership against West Indies. Murray Goodwin and Grant Flower both have scored 186 runs against West Indies on 16 July 2000 at Riverside Ground Chester-le-Street, England. This was the 7th highest 5th wicket partnership in cricket ODI history.
Gautam Gambhir and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Indian)
Gautam Gambhir and Mahendra Sing Dhoni scored 184 runs against Sri Lanka at Brisbane Cricket Ground Woolloongabba. This was the 8th highest 5th wicket partnership in one day cricket.
Jacques Kallis and Jonty Rhodes (South African)
South African magic fielder Jonty Rhodes and J. Kallis did 183 runs against in fifth wicket partnership against Pakistan at Kingsmead Cricket Ground Durban, South Africa. The match was played on 3 Apr 1998. It is said to be a 9th highest 5th wicket partnership in one day cricket history.
Eoin Morgan and Kevin O’Brien (Ireland)
The 10th highest cricket ODI 5th wicket partnership was scored by EJG Morgan and Kevin O’Brien. They both have scored 181 runs in 5th wicket partnership against Canada. The match was played on 6 Apr 2009 at Willowmoore Park Benoni, South Africa.
These were the top 10 highest 5th wicket partnerships ever in cricket history. Thanks you for reading.
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