Highest Partnerships in IPL

List of Highest Partnerships in IPL History From 2008 to 2023

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has provided cricket lovers with breathtaking moments and record-breaking performances since 2008. One key component that adds to its attraction is batsmen joining together in terrifying partnerships to set off fireworks on the pitch. Some partnerships have gone down in history as being amongst the highest partnerships in IPL – here are their stories!

Highest Partnerships in IPL History

IPL cricket history is filled with stunning partnerships across the seasons, which showcased some of the greatest batting power from Indian and foreign cricketers. One of its most remarkable quality is how powerfully partnerships can change the outcome of matches in an instant – so let’s explore some of IPL highest partnership score together.

These partnerships not only set records but also left an indelible mark on the IPL, demonstrating their incredible talent and power-hitting prowess. Since IPL 2008, this league continues to serve as an impressive stage for extraordinary batting partnership that engage fans worldwide.

#PlayersRunsWicketTeamOppositionMatch Date
1.Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers2292ndRCBGL14 May 2016
2.Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers215*2ndRCBMI10 May 2015
3.KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock210*1stLSGKKR18 May 2022
4.Shaun Marsh, Adam Gilchrist2062ndKXIPRCB17 May 2011
5.Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle204*2ndRCBDD17 May 2012
6.David Warner, Naman Ojha189*2ndDDDC10 May 2012
7.David Warner, Jonny Bairstow1851stSRHRCB31 March 2019
8.Chris Lynn, Gautam Gambhir184*1stKKRGL07 April 2017
9.KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal1831stKXIPRR27 September 2020
10.Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway1821stCSKSRH01 May 2022
11.Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis181*1stCSKKXIP04 October 2020
12.Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli181*1stRCBRR22 April 2021
13.Kane Williamson, Shikhar Dhawan176*2ndSRHDD10 May 2018
14.Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis1721stRCBSRH18 May 2023
15.Rohit Sharma, Herschelle Gibbs167*2ndMIKKR12 May 2012
16.Chris Gayle, Tillakaratne Dilshan1671stRCBPWI23 April 2013
17.Robin Uthappa, Shivam Dube1653rdCSKRCB12 April 2022
18.Sachin Tendulkar, Dwayne Smith163*1stMIRR20 May 2012
19.David Warner, Jonny Bairstow1601stSRHKXIP08 October 2020
20.Murali Vijay, Michael Hussey1591stCSKRCB28 May 2011
21.Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir1582ndKKRLSG26 April 2017
22.Cameron White, Kumar Sangakkara1573rdDCHPWI01 May 2012
23.Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers1572ndRCBSRH12 April 2016
24.VVS Laxman, Adam Gilchrist155*1stDCHMI27 April 2008
25.Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers1552ndRCBLSG22 April 2016
26.Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler1551stRRDC22 April 2022
27.Shreyas Iyer, JP Duminy1542ndDDMI23 April 2015
28.Jacques Kallis, Gautam Gambhir152*2ndKKRRR15 April 2011
29.Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson152*3rdRRMI25 October 2020
30.Murali Vijay, Albie Morkel1523rdCSKRR03 April 2010
31.David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha151*1stSRHMI03 November 2020
32.Virender Sehwag, Mahela Jayawardene1511stDDMI21 April 2013
33.Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler1502ndRRSRH02 May 2021
34.Shaun Marsh, Azhar Mahmood1483rdKXIPMI18 May 2013
35.Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis1481stRCBMI02 April 2023
36.Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle1471stRCBKXIP18 May 2016
37.Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan1472ndGTSRH15 May 2023
38.David Warner, Virender Sehwag1461stDDKXIP23 April 2011
39.Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey145*3rdPWIDD24 April 2012
40.Shane Watson, Ajinkya Rahane1441stRRCSK19 April 2015
41.Shimron Hetmyer, Gurkeerat Singh1444thRCBSRH04 May 2019
42.David Warner, Mitchell Marsh1442ndDCRR11 May 2022
43.Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant1432ndDDGL04 May 2017
44.Suresh Raina, Subramaniam Badrinath142*3rdCSKMI25 March 2010
45.Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha1421stGTLSG07 May 2023
46.Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway1411stCSKDC20 May 2023
47.Suresh Raina, Michael Hussey140*2ndCSKMI21 May 2013
48.Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey140*3rdSRHRR22 October 2020
49.Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera1403rdMIRCB09 May 2023
50.Vivrant Sharma, Mayank Agarwal1401stSRHMI21 May 2023
51.Murali Vijay, Michael Hussey139*1stCSKKXIP10 April 2013
52.David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan1391stSRHKKR30 April 2017
53.Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan1381stDCCSK10 April 2021
54.Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler1382ndRRSRH07 May 2023
55.Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan1382ndGTMI26 May 2023
56.Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina137*2ndCSKKKR13 April 2010
57.David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan137*1stSRHGL21 April 2016
58.Suresh Raina, Michael Hussey1372ndCSKRR04 May 2011
59.Ambati Rayudu, Parthiv Patel1372ndMIKXIP25 April 2016
60.Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis1371stRCBPBKS20 April 2023
61.Paul Valthaty, Adam Gilchrist1361stKXIPDC16 April 2011
62.Jacques Kallis, Manvinder Bisla1362ndKKRCSK27 May 2012
63.Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle1362ndRCBKXIP14 May 2013
64.Kane Williamson, Shikhar Dhawan1362ndSRHDD19 April 2017
65.Graeme Smith, Naman Ojha1351stRRKXIP05 May 2009
66.Virender Sehwag, Mahela Jayawardene1351stDDMI27 April 2012
67.David Miller, Glen Maxwell1353rdKXIPCSK07 May 2014
68.Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey1353rdSRHRCB17 May 2018
69.Shane Watson, Rahul Dravid134*1stRRMI20 May 2011
70.Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan134*5thKKRGL08 May 2016
71.Karun Nair, Quinton de Kock1343rdDDRCB17 April 2016
72.Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu1341stCSKSRH13 May 2018
73.David Warner, Vijay Shankar133*3rdSRHGL13 May 2017
74.Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan1332ndDDDC15 May 2008
75.Luke Pomersbach, Shaun Marsh1332ndKXIPMI21 May 2008
76.Shaun Marsh, James Hopes1331stKXIPRR28 May 2008
77.Suresh Raina, Michael Hussey1332ndCSKSRH08 May 2013
78.Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik1333rdGLDD04 May 2017
79.Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik1323rdMIDD09 April 2013
80.Yuvraj Singh, AB de Villiers1324thRCBRR11 May 2014
81.Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan1321stDCKKR29 April 2021
82.Rohit Sharma, Corey Anderson131*4thMIKKR08 April 2015
83.Dwaraka Ravi Teja, Shikhar Dhawan1311stDCHKXIP21 May 2011
84.Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers1314thRCBKXIP20 April 2012
85.Manish Pandey, Jacques Kallis1312ndKKRMI16 April 2014
86.David Warner, Jonny Bairstow1311stSRHKKR21 April 2019
87.Owais Shah, Angelo Mathews130*5thKKRDC12 March 2010
88.Rajagopal Sathish, David Miller130*5thKXIPRCB06 May 2013
89.Lendl Simmons, Ambati Rayudu1302ndMISRH12 May 2014
90.David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan1301stSRHKKR22 April 2015
91.Steve Smith, Ajinkya Rahane1302ndRRDC22 April 2019
92.Ravi Bopara, Manvinder Bisla1291stKXIPRCB16 March 2010
93.Manan Vohra, Wriddhiman Saha1293rdKXIPKKR01 June 2014
94.Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan1292ndMIRR22 April 2018
95.Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis1291stCSKSRH28 April 2021
96.David Miller, Mandeep Singh128*4thKXIPPWI21 April 2013
97.David Warner, Aaron Finch128*2ndSRHDD25 April 2014
98.David Warner, Paul Collingwood1284thDDKKR29 March 2010
99.Brendon McCullum, Mahela Jayawardene1281stKTKMI15 April 2011
100.Rohit Sharma, Cameron Green1282ndMISRH21 May 2023

1. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers – 229 runs (Bangalore vs Gujarat, 2016)

On May 14 in Bengaluru, during the 44th match of 2016 Indian Premier League season, Royal Challengers Bangalore put on a spectacular show as they dismantled Gujarat Lions with an explosive powerplay and best partnership in IPL that’s yet to get broken in IPL history.

During the Powerplay, the team scored 42 runs and lost one wicket in the 3.5 over to Kulkarni. But Kohli and ABD didn’t allow the Gujarat Lions to enjoy the wicket; Kohli and ABD highest partnership of 229 runs came in that match as they thrashed the bowlers all around the ground.

Of particular note was Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers’ outstanding second wicket partnership which reached 50 runs within 33 balls to set an early precedent for an outstanding century stand between them that eventually came within 59 deliveries with both players skillfully combining aggression with skillfulness.

AB de Villiers’ innings was nothing short of exceptional, achieving his half-century off 25 balls before speeding towards an astonishing century in just 43 balls! Virat Kohli made up for any shortcomings by reaching his century off 53 balls – showing an exceptional display of strokeplay from de Villiers himself!

Royal Challengers Bangalore made an astounding total of 248/3 in 20 overs, with AB de Villiers remaining unbeaten at 129 (52) and Virat Kohli scored 109 runs (55 balls) and lost his wicket during the penultimate ball of the innings contributed substantially towards the team’s dominance.

2. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers – 215 runs (Bangalore vs Mumbai, 2015)

At Wankhede Stadium on May 10, Royal Challengers Bangalore provided an amazing display of batting brilliance during their 46th match of 2015 Pepsi Indian Premier League, marked by an extraordinary second most partnership runs in IPL cricket that set up an unprecedented total score.

Royal Challengers established a solid start during their Powerplay, scoring 39 runs while losing one wicket. But it was the second wicket partnership which truly stole the show – reaching 215 runs off 102 balls! Virat Kohli and ABD highest partnership recorded their second best partnership in IPL cricket.

As they lost the wicket in 19 ball of the match, both of them started steadily and brought their team past 100 runs within 10.5 overs – de Villiers reaching his half century off 29 balls and continued their stellar performances, crossing 150 runs in just 80 balls with de Villiers reaching his century in 47 balls and Virat Kohli not far behind with 39 deliveries to reach half century. Their partnership made an miraculous total of 235/1 in 20 overs.

This match, featuring an historic 2nd wicket partnership between Kohli and de Villiers, showcased their batting ability while leaving an indelible mark on 2015 IPL season.

3. Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul – 210 runs (Lucknow vs Kolkata, 2022)

Lucknow Super Giants showed an outstanding batting performance at DY Patil Stadium during match 66 of the 2022 Indian Premier League on May 18, highlighted by Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul’s remarkable opening partnership of 44 runs without losing wicket in Powerplay; without losing one wicket during Powerplay – making their dominance known in timeout 7.0 overs where de Kock reached 28 while Rahul reached 20 runs without conceding wicket.

Quinton de Kock hit an outstanding century off just 59 balls, hitting six fours and seven sixes; KL Rahul kept pace by scoring an assured half century, scoring 68 runs off 41 balls to aid his partner’s aggression. Together they crossed 200 runs in 19.3 overs before finally closing with an astonishing score of 210/0 from 20 overs – de Kock scoring 140 unbeaten runs while Rahul contributed 68 of their own to make fourth highest partnerships in IPL!

This match will go down in history for its record-setting first wicket partnership between Lucknow Super Giants’ batsmen, showing their unparalleled batting abilities, and setting an outstanding standard in 2022 IPL season.

4. Adam Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh – 206 runs (Punjab vs Bangalore, 2011)

Kings XI Punjab delivered an exciting batting display in Dharamsala on May 17 during their 63rd match of the 2011 Indian Premier League, highlighted by Adam Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh’s extraordinary second wicket partnership. Starting off slowly with 30 runs for one wicket lost, their partnership reached 50 in just 30 balls with captain Gilchrist unleashing multiple boundaries and reached half century in just 25 balls with seven sixes!

As the innings progressed, their partnership became standing out. Reaching 100 runs in only 10.1 overs was remarkable in itself, while then flourishing to 150 in just 71 balls with Shaun Marsh making his presence felt by scoring an elegant half century off 34 balls, mixing singles with powerful hitting. At 17 overs they reached 200 runs – with Gilchrist notching an astonishing century off 53 balls, featuring seven fours and nine sixes; they finished their partnership at 206 runs in 96 balls setting an ambitious target for Royal Challengers Bangalore to chase.

Kings XI Punjab made an vigorous start in their innings against Royal Challengers by reaching 232/2 after 20 overs, with Shaun Marsh unbeaten on 79 and David Hussey yet to bat. They dominated in terms of run rate compared with Royal Challengers; eventually scoring 100 runs in 15.1 overs to fall short of what had been set by their highest partnerships in IPL for 2nd wicket and set an astounding target which proved one of the highlights of IPL 2011 season.

5. Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli – 204 runs (Bangalore vs Delhi, 2012)

On May 17, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s incredible batting performance in their 67th match of the 2012 Indian Premier League was highlighted by an outstanding 2nd wicket partnership between Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli that made an indelible mark on this tournament. Their powerplay provided 42 runs without loss before Gayle-Kohli took center stage to create an astounding 50 run partnership within only 33 balls; their explosive batsmen unleashing their full destructive potential!

As the innings continued, Chris Gayle was particularly devastating. He reached his half-century in 37 balls and Royal Challengers reached 100 runs within 12.2 overs thanks to him; their partnership flourished further when Gayle made history by hitting seven fours and nine sixes before reaching century status off just 54 balls! Virat Kohli provided invaluable support, reaching half century himself within 41 balls; eventually their 2nd wicket partnership surged past 150 runs within 85 balls, providing fans with a spectacular spectacle!

Royal Challengers Bangalore made an impressive total of 215/1 in 20 overs thanks to Gayle’s explosive 128 and Kohli’s steady 73 runs. Delhi Daredevils faced an arduous task in their reply; although they put up an admirable fight, their innings ultimately fell short of meeting the target set by Gayle and Kohli’s electrifying 2nd wicket partnership – an act which showcased their unparalleled dominance over opposition bowling attacks and how easily they dismantle opposition bowling attacks within IPL tournament.


RCB who has acquired three of the top 5 highest partnership in IPL but all of those have come for their second wicket but RCB highest opening partnership is less nevertheless as they made 181 runs and remained not out against Rajasthan Royals in Wankhede Stadium during IPL 2021. Indian run machine Virat Kohli has been included in all of those partnerships making him an elite player in the world cricket.

Creating highest partnerships in IPL not only show that we need individual performance to win matches but also show the significance of teamwork can make an impact in T20 format cricket. As IPL continues to grow year on year, these records gets shatter as matches takes place as new fresh partnerships can break it to show the batting brilliance to the world as each season bringing its own exciting surprises!

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