Records / Twenty20 Internationals / Partnership records / Highest overall partnership runs by openers

Highest opening partnership runs in a career
Partners Span Inns NO Runs High Ave 100 50
DA Warner, SR Watson (Aus) 2009-2012 31 0 1104 133 35.61 3 6
AD Hales, MJ Lumb (Eng) 2012-2014 18 1 705 143* 41.47 2 3
LE Bosman, GC Smith (SA) 2006-2010 12 1 650 170 59.09 2 2
WTS Porterfield, PR Stirling (Ire) 2010-2014 22 3 608 109* 32.00 1 4
G Gambhir, V Sehwag (India) 2007-2012 17 0 545 136 32.05 1 2
BB McCullum, JD Ryder (NZ) 2008-2010 14 0 465 130 33.21 1 3
TM Dilshan, DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 2010-2013 17 0 442 80 26.00 0 3
CH Gayle, DR Smith (WI) 2012-2014 13 0 440 97 33.84 0 3
TM Dilshan, ST Jayasuriya (SL) 2009-2009 12 0 436 124 36.33 1 3
SJ Myburgh, MR Swart (Neth) 2012-2014 13 0 404 97 31.07 0 3
AC Gilchrist, ML Hayden (Aus) 2005-2007 9 1 398 104 49.75 2 1
JH Kallis, GC Smith (SA) 2005-2010 9 0 396 87 44.00 0 3
MJ Guptill, RJ Nicol (NZ) 2012-2012 12 0 385 76 32.08 0 3
Imran Nazir, Mohammad Hafeez (Pak) 2007-2012 12 0 385 124 32.08 1 1
HM Amla, Q de Kock (SA) 2013-2014 11 0 354 90 32.18 0 3
TM Dilshan, MDKJ Perera (SL) 2013-2014 14 0 346 100 24.71 1 0
Kamran Akmal, Salman Butt (Pak) 2008-2010 9 0 321 142 35.66 1 1
MJ Guptill, BB McCullum (NZ) 2009-2011 5 1 296 127* 74.00 2 0
RD Berrington, CS MacLeod (Scot) 2012-2013 13 0 291 59 22.38 0 1
NJ O'Brien, WTS Porterfield (Ire) 2008-2010 9 0 288 59 32.00 0 3
Anamul Haque, Tamim Iqbal (Ban) 2012-2014 9 1 254 63 31.75 0 1
AJ Finch, CL White (Aus) 2014-2014 4 0 245 106 61.25 1 0
Ahmed Shehzad, Nasir Jamshed (Pak) 2012-2013 9 0 244 74 27.11 0 1
DO Obuya, SO Tikolo (Kenya) 2010-2010 2 2 236 126* - 2 0
C Kieswetter, MJ Lumb (Eng) 2010-2012 9 0 230 68 25.55 0 1
AJ Finch, DA Warner (Aus) 2012-2014 10 0 225 98 22.50 0 1
AD Hales, C Kieswetter (Eng) 2011-2012 11 1 224 128* 22.40 1 0
ST Jayasuriya, WU Tharanga (SL) 2006-2007 7 0 218 82 31.14 0 2
BB McCullum, L Vincent (NZ) 2007-2007 8 0 212 68 26.50 0 2
G Gambhir, RG Sharma (India) 2009-2009 5 0 208 77 41.60 0 2
AN Kervezee, ES Szwarczynski (Neth) 2010-2010 4 0 195 72 48.75 0 3
Mohammad Ashraful, Tamim Iqbal (Ban) 2010-2012 7 0 189 62 27.00 0 1
HM Amla, RE Levi (SA) 2012-2012 9 1 184 94* 23.00 0 1
KJ Coetzer, RR Watson (Scot) 2008-2010 3 0 180 102 60.00 1 1
SP Fleming, BB McCullum (NZ) 2005-2006 3 0 180 80 60.00 0 2
G Gambhir, AM Rahane (India) 2012-2012 5 0 177 77 35.40 0 1
AA Obanda, SO Tikolo (Kenya) 2010-2013 4 0 172 126 43.00 1 0
ADS Fletcher, CH Gayle (WI) 2009-2010 6 0 170 133 28.33 1 0
S Chanderpaul, CH Gayle (WI) 2008-2010 5 0 167 80 33.40 0 1
J Charles, CH Gayle (WI) 2012-2013 8 0 164 103 20.50 1 0
H Masakadza, V Sibanda (Zim) 2010-2013 8 0 164 53 20.50 0 2
J Charles, DR Smith (WI) 2011-2014 5 0 160 72 32.00 0 2
CH Gayle, DS Smith (WI) 2007-2007 3 0 158 145 52.66 1 0
Kamran Akmal, Shahzaib Hasan (Pak) 2009-2010 6 0 154 48 25.66 0 0
Junaid Siddique, Tamim Iqbal (Ban) 2007-2012 7 0 138 45 19.71 0 0
Nazimuddin, Tamim Iqbal (Ban) 2007-2008 7 0 135 41 19.28 0 0
Mohammad Shahzad, Nawroz Mangal (Afg) 2012-2013 6 0 133 55 22.16 0 1
RS Bopara, LJ Wright (Eng) 2009-2009 5 0 126 102 25.20 1 0
BB McCullum, AJ Redmond (NZ) 2009-2010 5 0 126 51 25.20 0 1
Karim Sadiq, Noor Ali Zadran (Afg) 2010-2010 6 0 124 66 20.66 0 1
MJ Guptill, HD Rutherford (NZ) 2013-2013 3 0 123 75 41.00 0 1
Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez (Pak) 2010-2013 5 0 123 81 24.60 0 1
Imran Nazir, Salman Butt (Pak) 2007-2007 4 0 119 76 29.75 0 1
MJ Guptill, KS Williamson (NZ) 2014-2014 4 0 118 57 29.50 0 1
DL Maddy, VS Solanki (Eng) 2007-2007 2 0 115 62 57.50 0 2
ST Jayasuriya, ML Udawatte (SL) 2008-2009 3 0 113 66 37.66 0 1
C Kieswetter, KP Pietersen (Eng) 2012-2012 3 0 112 48 37.33 0 0
V Sibanda, BRM Taylor (Zim) 2007-2007 2 0 105 74 52.50 0 1
HH Gibbs, GC Smith (SA) 2007-2010 6 0 104 54 17.33 0 1
JEC Franklin, RJ Nicol (NZ) 2012-2012 1 0 103 103 103.00 1 0
H Patel, Rizwan Cheema (Can) 2010-2013 4 0 101 68 25.25 0 1

Partnerships for the 1st wicket after a retired hurt are excluded

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
West Indies v Bangladesh at Basseterre, Only T20I, Aug 27, 2014 [T20I # 404]
West Indies v New Zealand at Roseau, 2nd T20I, Jul 6, 2014 [T20I # 403]
West Indies v New Zealand at Roseau, 1st T20I, Jul 5, 2014 [T20I # 402]

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