Highest partnership in IPL 2022: The opening pair of Chennai Super Kings has put together the highest partnership of this season.
Reinstatement of legendary captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the leadership role seems to have provided a breath of fresh air for defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the ongoing 15th season of the Indian Premier League.
Playing their ninth match of the season against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Pune, opening batters Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway put together the highest IPL 2022 partnership in a must-win contest.
Not been in the best of forms this season, Gaikwad didn’t let an opportunity of generating impact at his home ground of Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium go waste tonight. Conway, on the other hand, also justified his potential in what is his second match of the season after spending a lot of time on the bench.
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Having scored only 40 runs in the powerplay, Gaikwad and Conway got their eyes in before setting the stage on fire once the fielding restrictions were lifted.
What followed was the right-left combination scoring as many as 142 runs in the next 71 deliveries. All in all, a 107-ball 182-run partnership saw Gaikwad and Conway registering the fourth-highest opening partnership in the history of the IPL. Readers must note that it is the highest-ever partnership between two batters playing for CSK.
Highest partnership in IPL 2022 (updated table)
|210*||Quinton de Kock & KL Rahul||1st||Lucknow Super Giants||Kolkata Knight Riders||DY Patil|
|182||Ruturaj Gaikwad & Devon Conway||1st||Chennai Super Kings||Sunrisers Hyderabad||MCA Stadium|
|165||Robin Uthappa & Shivam Dube||3rd||Chennai Super Kings||Royal Challengers Bangalore||DY Patil|
|155||Jos Buttler & Devdutt Padikkal||1st||Rajasthan Royals||Delhi Capitals||Wankhede|
|144*||David Warner & Mitchell Marsh||2nd||Delhi Capitals||Rajasthan Royals||DY Patil|
While Gaikwad scored 99 (57) with the help of six fours and as many sixes to become the fifth batter to get out on 99 in the IPL, Conway returned with 85* (55) comprising of eight fours and four sixes to power Super Kings to 202/2 in 20 overs.
Highest 1st wicket partnership in IPL 2022 (updated table)
|210*||Quinton de Kock & KL Rahul||Lucknow Super Giants||Kolkata Knight Riders||DY Patil|
|182||Ruturaj Gaikwad & Devon Conway||Chennai Super Kings||Sunrisers Hyderabad||MCA Stadium|
|155||Jos Buttler & Devdutt Padikkal||Rajasthan Royals||Delhi Capitals||Wankhede Stadium|
|110||Ruturaj Gaikwad & Devon Conway||Chennai Super Kings||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Brabourne Stadium|
|106||Wriddhiman Saha & Shubman Gill||Gujarat Titans||Mumbai Indians||MCA Stadium|