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Highest Opening Partnership in IPL | Highest Partnerships in IPL: De Kock-Rahul stand latest addition to list

Mumbai, May 18: Quinton de Kock smashed an ubeaten 140 off 70 balls and shared a record opening stand with KL Rahul to power Lucknow Super Giants to 210/0 against Kolkata Knight Riders in match 66 of IPL 2022 at the Dr DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday (May 18).

De Kock smashed his second hundred in IPL and shared the highest opening partnership of 210 in IPL with Rahul (68 not out off 51 balls) to put LSG in the driving seat in a crucial match.

Opting to bat first, Rahul and De Kock added only 44 in the powerplay after some decent bowling from KKR's bowlers. The IPL newcomers in fact were only 111 in the 14th over and from then on the floodgates opened as they added 99 runs in the final six overs.

The unbeaten 210 partnership eclipsed the previous best of 185 set by David Warner and Jonny Bairstow for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Quniton de Kock scored his second hundred in IPL

The duo hit as many as 13 fours and 14 sixes during the innings. De Kock smashed as many as 10 sixes and 10 fours, while Rahul hit 3 fours and 4 sixes during the knocks.

De Kock's unbeaten 140 also surpassed Rajasthan Royals batter Jos Buttler's 116 as the highest individual scorer in the ongoing season. The South African's hundred is also the sixth of IPL 2022 after Buttler (3) and his opening partner Rahul (2).

Here is the top 10 list for the highest opening partnership in IPL:

Ranking Batters Partnership Runs Team Against Year
1 Quinton de Kock & KL Rahul 210 LSH KKR 2022
2 Jonny Bairstow & David Warner 185 SRH RCB 2019
3 Gautam Gambhir & Chris Lynn 184 KKR GL 2017
4 Mayank Agarwal & KL Rahul 183 PBKS RR 2020
5 Devon Conway & Ruturaj Gaikwad 182 CSK SRH 2022
6 Faf Du Plessis & Shane Watson 182 CSK PBKS 2020
7 Virat Kohli & Devdutt Padikkal 181 RCB RR 2021
8 Tilakaratne Dilshan & Chris Gayle 167 RCB PWI 2013
9 Sachin Tendulkar & Dwayne Smith 163 MI RR 2012
10 Jonny Bairstow & David Warner 160 SRH PBKS 2020

De Kock-Rahul stand is also the third highest partnership in IPL history. The top two highest partnership records belong to Royal Challengers Bangalore duo AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli.

Here is the top 10 highest partnerships in IPL list:

Ranking Batters Partnership Runs Team Against Year
1 Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers 229 Royal Challengers Bangalore Gujarat Lions 2016
2 Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers 215 Royal Challengers Bangalore Mumbai Indians 2015
3 Quinton de Kock & KL Rahul 210 Lucknow Super Giants Kolkata Knight Riders 2022
4 Adam Gilchrist & Shaun Marsh 206 Punjab Kings Royal Challengers Bangalore 2011
5 Virat Kohli & Chris Gayle 204 Royal Challengers Bangalore Delhi Capitals 2012
6 David Warner & Naman Ojha 189 Delhi Capitals Deccan Chargers 2012
7 David Warner & Jonny Bairstow 185 Sunrisers Hyderabad Royal Challengers Bangalore 2019
8 Gautam Gambhir & Chris Lynn 184 Kolkata Knight Riders Gujarat Lions 2017
9 KL Rahul & Mayank Agarwal 183 Punjab Kings Rajasthan Royals 2020
10 Ruturaj Gaikwad & Devon Conway 182 Chennai Super Kings Sunrisers Hyderabad 2022
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Story first published: Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 21:34 [IST]
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