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Cricket world records: Top 7 partnerships for any wicket in ODIs

Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels’s partnership of 372 against Zimbabwe in a group match of the 2015 World Cup is the highest partnership for any ODI. Here's a list of top 7 ODI partnerships for any wicket

372 by Gayle and Samules in 2015 at Canberra

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Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels in action during their record partnership of 372 against Zimbabwe in Canberra. Pic: AFP

West Indians Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels put on a 372-run partnership against Zimbabwe in a group match of 2015 World Cup, which has become an all-time ODI record. Gayle smashed the highest ever-individual World Cup score of 215 and was and was eventually out off the final ball of the innings. Samuels remained unbeaten on 133

331 by Tendulkar-Dravid vs New Zealand in 1999
In the ODI against New Zealand, Tendulkar and Dravid added 331 for the second wicket in 46 overs, which became the highest partnership record in one-day internationals, beating Dravid's 318 with Ganguly in a World Cup game against Sri Lanka six months earlier

Ganguly-Dravid vs Sri Lanka in 1999
Dravid, Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid in Taunton

Playing against Sri Lanka in Taunton during the 1999 World Cup, Ganguly and Dravid smashed a partnership of 318 in 45 overs, which became the highest stand in world cups. Gayle and Samuels, who put on 372 against Zimbabwe in a 2015 world cup match, later surpassed their record

Tharanga-Jayasuriya vs England in 2006
Jayasuriya
Sri Lanka Cricketers Sanath Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga. Photo: AFP

In the 2006 ODI series against England, Tharanga and Jayasuriya piled up 286 in 32 overs to help Sri Lanka overtake the toatal of 321 set by England. Sri Lanka won the series 5-0, which was England's worst head-to-head series defeat

Tharanga-Dilshan vs Zimbabwe in 2011
In the world cup match against Zimbabwe, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga put on 282-run opening partnership, which is the highest opening stand in World Cups. Sri Lanka went on to win the match by 139 runs

Azharuddin-Jadeja vs Zimbabwe in 1998

Azhar, Jadeja
Mohd. Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja

Azharuddin hit 153 not out and Jadeja scored a brisk 116 as the pair piled up an unbroken partnership of 275 against Zimbabwe in Barabati Stadium, Cuttack. India won the match by 32 runs

H Marshall-B McCullum against Ireland in 2008
Brendon McCullum with 166 and James Marshall with 161 hit ann opening partnership of 266 against Ireland at Mannofield Park in Aberdeen. New Zealand outclassed Ireland in the match winnning by a record ODI margin of 290 runs

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