The 7th wicket partnership has its significance, often coming to the rescue of teams in awful situations. Here, are the top 10 highest 7th wicket partnerships in T20 World Cup history.
Highest 7th Wicket Partnership in T20 World Cup: Top 10 List
Usually, bowlers come to bat at number seventh position and can help add scores to their team. On the other hand, in just five matches the seventh-wicket partnership went above 50 runs.
1) Mike Hussey and Steve Smith – 74 Runs
In a crucial group-stage match against Bangladesh in the 2010 T20 World Cup, Mike Hussey and Steve Smith combined to form a resilient partnership of 74 runs. Coming together when Australia was struggling at 65/6, the duo steadied the innings and guided their team to a respectable total.
2) Gulbadin Naib and Mohammad Nabi – 70 Runs
Afghanistan’s Gulbadin Naib and Mohammad Nabi produced a stellar performance against Pakistan in the 2021 T20 World Cup. With Afghanistan reeling at 52/6, Naib and Nabi combined forces to forge an unbeaten partnership of 70 runs, steering their team to a competitive total.
3) Jan Frylinck and JJ Smit – 70 Runs
In a historic match against Sri Lanka in the 2022 T20 World Cup, Namibia’s Jan Frylinck and JJ Smit scripted a remarkable seventh-wicket partnership.
Facing a formidable Sri Lankan bowling attack, Frylinck and Smit displayed exceptional grit and determination to put together a partnership of 70 runs.
Although Namibia fell short in the end, their partnership was a testament to their fighting spirit and resilience on the global stage.
4) Angelo Mathews and K. Sangakkara – 68 Runs
Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews and K. Sangakkara showcased their class in a crucial encounter against Pakistan in the 2009 T20 World Cup. Coming together with their team in a precarious position at 58/6, Mathews and Sangakkara combined to form an unbeaten partnership of 68 runs.
5) George Bailey and Patt Cummins – 68 Runs
Australia’s George Bailey and Patt Cummins displayed their batting prowess in a match against the West Indies in the 2012 T20 World Cup. Facing a daunting West Indian bowling attack, Bailey and Cummins joined forces to forge a crucial partnership of 68 runs.
6) J Mubarak and G Wijekoon – 45 Runs
Sri Lanka’s J Mubarak and G Wijekoon showcased their resilience in a group-stage match against Kenya in the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007. With Sri Lanka in trouble at 94/6, Mubarak and Wijekoon combined to stitch together an unbeaten partnership of 45 runs.
7) David Hussey and Mitchell Johnson – 41 Runs
Australia’s David Hussey and Mitchell Johnson played pivotal roles in a match against Sri Lanka in the 2009 T20 World Cup. Coming together with Australia struggling at 104/6, Hussey and Johnson displayed their batting prowess by forging a crucial partnership of 41 runs.
8) Albie Morkel and V. Philander – 39 Runs
South Africa’s Albie Morkel and V. Philander showcased their batting skills in a match against England in the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007. Coming together with South Africa in a precarious position at 99/6, Morkel and Philander combined to form a crucial partnership of 39 runs.
9) Misbah-Ul-Haq and Yasir Arafat – 38 Runs
Pakistan’s Misbah-Ul-Haq and Yasir Arafat played crucial roles in a match against India in the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007.
Coming together with Pakistan in a difficult position at 77/6, Misbah-Ul-Haq and Yasir Arafat combined to form a partnership of 38 runs.
Although Pakistan fell short in the end, their partnership showcased the fighting spirit of the Pakistani team.
10) KJ Coetzer and RM Haq – 38 Runs
Scotland’s KJ Coetzer and RM Haq displayed their batting skills in a match against South Africa in the 2009 T20 World Cup. Coming together with Scotland struggling at 98/6, Coetzer and Haq combined to form a partnership of 38 runs. Their partnership injected momentum into the Scottish innings and helped them post a competitive total against a strong South African side.
In conclusion, these partnerships not only highlight the resilience and determination of the batsmen but also underscore the unpredictable nature of T20 cricket. Whether rescuing their team from precarious positions or providing the final flourish, these 7th wicket partnerships have left an indelible mark on the T20 World Cup history.