Highest sixth-wicket partnerships in T20Is

It isn’t easy to bat in the middle and the lower middle order in T20 cricket as batters rarely get much time to make an impact. However, there have been instances when the lower middle order has bailed out teams from precarious situations. In this article, we take a look at three of the highest sixth-wicket partnerships in the history of T20I cricket.

3) 101*- Michael Hussey and Cameron White (AUS) vs SL in 2010

Australia were in trouble in their Group F fixture in the 2010 T20 World Cup against Sri Lanka in Bridgetown as they lost five wickets for 67 runs after opting to bat first. However, Cameron White and Michael Hussey, who came out to bat at No. 6 and 7 respectively, stitched an unbeaten 101-run partnership in less than ten overs to resurrect the innings. White finished on 85 not out off 49 balls, while Hussey made 39 not out off 26 deliveries. Chasing a target of 169, Sri Lanka were bowled out for just 87, giving the Aussies a thumping 81-run victory.

2) 115 – Tony Ura and Norman Vanua (PNG) vs SIN in 2022

Papua New Guinea sensationally chased down a target of 204 against Singapore in the second T20I of the three-match series in 2022. The home team had PNG reeling at 5/53 in the eighth over. However, Tony Ura and Norman Vanua added 115 runs in quick time to take their team close to the target. Vanua was dismissed for 71 off 37 balls but Ura batted till the end and took his team home with three wickets and two balls to spare. The right-handed batter remained unbeaten on 93 off 40 balls.

1) 139 – Andre Russell and Sherfane Rutherford (WI) vs AUS in 2024

The third T20I of the three-match series between West Indies and Australia was played in Perth on February 13, 2024. On a belter of a batting track, the tourists lost half their side for 79 runs inside the ninth over. Andre Russell joined forces with Sherfane Rutherford and the duo amassed 139 runs off just 67 balls. The destructive all-rounder Russell made 71 off 29 balls, while the southpaw Rutherford remained unbeaten on 67 off 40 balls. The blitzkrieg from the duo helped the West Indies set a mammoth target of 221. In reply, the Aussies were restricted to 183/5 in their 20 overs as Rovman Powell and Co. won by 37 runs.