Highest opening partnerships in ODI Jason Roy and Alex Hales

Top 10 Highest opening partnerships in ODI

Top 10 Highest opening partnerships in ODI

England cricket team currently stands as one of the best limited over sides in the world. In home conditions the side is indeed invincible however their performance in away games is also much satisfactory. The reason for being that much good in limited overs game is the inclusion of the young lot of players. English side is currently loaded with some of the most talented young cricketers in world. Though there are many youngsters in sides like India as well but England’s fresh blood is a way more reliable. England cricket team has just created its record of highest opening partnerships in ODIs. The ongoing series between England and Sri Lanka is expected to go beyond limits when it comes to entertainment. In fact both sides have been giving some great sports to witness since the series started.

Highest opening partnerships in ODI England

After winning test series, England faced some real troubles in the first ODI game. A match that witnessed one of the greatest chase in history by England’s lower-middle order batting. A last ball six from Liam Plunkett fetched England a well fought tied game against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s dominance however proved to be short-lived as in second game they were totally demolished. In chasing a target of 256, both English openers went on to score centuries. Alex Hales and Jason Roy also put up the highest opening partnerships for England in process. Hales finished the game with 133* while Jason Roy was on 112* as they claimed the second ODI match. In fact, this was also the first time a side has chased the target of 250+ without losing a wicket.

Highest opening partnerships in ODI

Looking back into the cricket records, the feat of the highest opening partnerships belongs to Sri Lanka. The side that has been really on the low side lately had some of the best opening batsmen in past. Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayewardene were two of the finest cricket legends in whole world. However, apart from these two, Sanath Jayasuriya has been a phenomenal batsman. The Lankan hard hitters is the player having hit one of the fastest ODI century. It was back in 2006, when Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga set the world record of highest first wicket partnership. Interestingly, the islanders did the job against the same opposition England.

Top 10 Highest opening partnerships in ODI

Partners Runs Team Opposition Ground Date
WU Tharanga, ST Jayasuriya 286 Sri Lanka  England Leeds 1 Jul 2006
WU Tharanga, TM Dilshan 282 Sri Lanka  Zimbabwe Pallekele 10 Mar 2011
JAH Marshall, BB McCullum 274 New Zealand Ireland Aberdeen 1 Jul 2008
SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar 258 India Kenya Paarl 24 Oct 2001
JJ Roy, AD Hales 256* England  Sri Lanka Birmingham 24 Jun 2016
SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar 252 India Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 7 Jul 1998
HM Amla, RR Rossouw 247 South Africa West Indies Johannesburg 18 Jan 2015
AJ Finch, SE Marsh 246 Australia  Scotland Edinburgh 3 Sep 2013
Q de Kock, HM Amla 239 South Africa  England Centurion 9 Feb 2016
MS Atapattu, ST Jayasuriya 237 Sri Lanka  Australia Sydney 9 Jan 2003

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