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
CH Gayle, DR Smith (WI) 2012-2015 15 0 537 97 35.80 0 4
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
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
H Masakadza, V Sibanda (Zim) 2010-2015 10 0 290 68 29.00 0 4
NJ O'Brien, WTS Porterfield (Ire) 2008-2010 9 0 288 59 32.00 0 3
AJ Finch, CL White (Aus) 2014-2014 5 0 278 106 55.60 1 0
Anamul Haque, Tamim Iqbal (Ban) 2012-2014 9 1 254 63 31.75 0 1
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
Ahmed Shehzad, Mukhtar Ahmed (Pak) 2015-2015 3 0 236 142 78.66 1 1
AJ Finch, DA Warner (Aus) 2012-2014 11 0 236 98 21.45 0 1
C Kieswetter, MJ Lumb (Eng) 2010-2012 9 0 230 68 25.55 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
By default, the shading indicates records from the past week, or failing that, the most recent entry.
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Partnerships for the 1st wicket after a retired hurt are excluded

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Lahore, 2nd T20I, May 24, 2015 [T20I # 418 - Live]
    » Pakistan 176/8 (19.4 ov, Bilawal Bhatti 13*, Imad Wasim 4*, BV Vitori 1/36) - Match over
Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Lahore, 1st T20I, May 22, 2015 [T20I # 417]
Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dhaka, Only T20I, Apr 24, 2015 [T20I # 416]

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