Flashback: Most partnership runs for the same wicket in IPL

Partnerships are crucial and vital irrespective of the format. Building a solid stand helps a team in posting a big total on the board while batting first. It is equally important in the run-chase where a pair can take their side to the target set by the opposition team with their valuable stand. It’s a rarity when most runs are aggregated for the same wicket in a particular match.

But the 54th match of the ongoing edition of the IPL witnessed some special things, which also included Suryakumar Yadav’s breathtaking knock. Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) met at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai where the most runs were aggregated for the third wicket.

The Royal Challengers batted first and posted a mammoth total of 199/6 on the board in their allotted 20 overs. They went two down when they lost Anuj Rawat at the score of just 16 in 2.2 overs. Skipper Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell then joined hands to add 120 runs for the third wicket.

The former struck 65 off 41 with the help of five fours and three maximums at a strike rate of 158.53 while Maxwell smashed 68 off just 33, which included eight fours and four sixes at a strike rate of 206.06. Courtesy of the experienced duo, the visitors managed to touch almost the 200-run mark.

In reply, the home side lost captain Rohit Sharma at the score of 52 in 4.6 overs. Suryakumar and youngster Nehal Wadhera then joined the party as the pair put on a solid 140-run stand for the third wicket. Suryakumar hammered 83 off just 35 which included seven fours and six maximums at a strike rate of 237.14. Wadhera remained not out on 52 off 34 with four fours and three sixes at a strike rate of 152.94.

With this, the total aggregated runs for the above-mentioned wicket ended with 260 runs. Notably, MI won the contest by a margin of six wickets with 21 balls to spare.