Highest Partnership in a chase in T20I Cricket: Babar Azam and Rizwan break Guptil and Williamson’s record

Pakistan openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan surpassed Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson to register the highest partnership in a chase in T20I cricket on Thursday in Karachi.

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Highest Partnership in a chase in T20I Cricket: Babar Azam and Rizwan break Guptil and Williamson’s record

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Pakistan openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan surpassed Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson to register the highest partnership in a chase in T20I cricket on Thursday in Karachi.

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The National Stadium, Karachi saw a record-breaking partnership between Pakistan skipper Babar Azam and keeper batter Mohammad Rizwan while chasing a total of 200 against England. Babar and Rizwan recorded the highest partnership in a chase in T20I cricket surpassing the previous record of the Kiwi batting duo of Guptill and Williamson.

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Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan
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In the chase, Babar and Rizwan made a record partnership of 203* runs in 117 balls. Meanwhile, in the process, they surpassed the previous best record of 171* runs by New Zealand batters, Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson. Moreover, in terms of scoring runs together, Babar and Rizwan have now added 990 runs in 17 innings with an average of 66, which also includes a 4-century partnership and one partnership of fifty runs.

Talking about the record, in the third position it’s England batters, Jos Buttler and Dawid Malan, who recorded the third highest partnership in a chase in T20I cricket. They added 167* runs while chasing in T20I cricket. However, overall Buttler and Malan added 583 runs at an average of 64.77 in 10 innings, which includes two fifty and two-century partnerships.

The fourth and fifth highest partnership in a chase in T20I cricket was registered by Maxwell, David Warner, and Bopara, Alex Hales respectively. Glenn Maxwell and David Warner registered a partnership of 161 runs while chasing in T20I cricket. They added 357 runs in 13 innings at an average of 32.45, including one century and one half-century partnership. Check out the full details of the record and stats in the table below.

Highest Partnership in a chase in T20I Cricket:

PartnersSpanInningsRunsHighestAverage10050
Babar Azam & Mohammad Rizwan (PAK)2021-202217990203*66.0041
Martin Guptil & Kane Williamson (NZ)2012-202115677171*48.3522
Jos Buttler & Dawid Malan (ENG)2018-202210583167*64.7722
Glenn Maxwell & David Warner (AUS)2012-202213357161*32.4511
Ravi Bopara & Alex Hales (ENG)2012-20143208159104.0010
as of 22/09/2022

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However, talking about the match, Pakistan reached the target in the final over with three balls to spare and without losing a single wicket. This was the second 10-wicket win for the Pakistan side in T20I cricket.

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