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Highest partnerships by wicket in World Cups

Wicket
Runs
Team
Partners
Team
Opposition
1st
282
Sri Lanka
WU Tharanga, TM Dilshan
Sri Lanka
v Zimbabwe
2nd
318
India
SC Ganguly, R Dravid
India
v Sri Lanka
3rd
237*
India
R Dravid, SR Tendulkar
India
v Kenya
4th
204
Australia
MJ Clarke, BJ Hodge
Australia
v Netherlands
5th
148
New Zealand
RG Twose, CL Cairns
New Zealand
v Australia
6th
162
Ireland
KJ O'Brien, AR Cusack
Ireland
v England
7th
98
West Indies
RR Sarwan, RD Jacobs
West Indies
v New Zealand
8th
117
Zimbabwe
DL Houghton, IP Butchart
Zimbabwe
v New Zealand
9th
126*
India
N Kapil Dev, SMH Kirmani
India
v Zimbabwe
10th
71
West Indies
AME Roberts, J Garner
West Indies
v India
Cricket is a team game, where partnership plays a crucial role in team success. In grand event like World Cup, no team can lift the trophy without team work. The first wicket partnership record belongs to Sri lankan pair Tharanga and Dilshan. They made a record first wicket partnership of 282 runs. Ganguly and Dravid share the record of second wicket partnership in WC. The pair added 318 runs for second wicket against Sri Lanka.  In terms of runs, this is the highest partnership for any wicket in WC. The starting 4 wicket partnership score is 200 plus runs. Last wicket partnership record is 76 runs made by West Indies pair; Robert & Garner. 

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