Records / Combined Test, ODI and T20I records / Partnership records / Highest overall partnership runs by openers

Highest opening partnership runs in a career
Partners Span Inns NO Runs High Ave 100 50
CG Greenidge, DL Haynes (WI) 1978-1991 250 15 11632 298 49.49 31 50
MS Atapattu, ST Jayasuriya (SL) 1997-2007 197 9 7851 335 41.76 17 43
G Gambhir, V Sehwag (INDIA) 2003-2013 142 4 6827 233 49.47 17 34
SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar (INDIA) 1996-2007 136 2 6609 258 49.32 21 23
HH Gibbs, GC Smith (SA) 2002-2010 136 4 6094 368 46.16 15 24
AC Gilchrist, ML Hayden (AUS) 2001-2008 124 4 5800 172 48.33 18 30
ML Hayden, JL Langer (AUS) 2001-2007 113 4 5655 255 51.88 14 24
DC Boon, GR Marsh (AUS) 1985-1992 129 1 5394 217 42.14 12 33
HH Gibbs, G Kirsten (SA) 1996-2003 117 5 5121 256 45.72 14 23
MJ Slater, MA Taylor (AUS) 1993-1999 105 2 4886 260 47.43 12 23
AN Cook, AJ Strauss (ENG) 2006-2012 117 2 4711 229 40.96 12 18
Aamer Sohail, Saeed Anwar (PAK) 1990-2000 110 2 4419 173 40.91 7 28
V Sehwag, SR Tendulkar (INDIA) 2002-2012 94 0 3936 182 41.87 12 18
AC Gilchrist, ME Waugh (AUS) 1998-2002 93 0 3853 206 41.43 8 20
Mohsin Khan, Mudassar Nazar (PAK) 1981-1986 108 3 3840 157 36.57 5 26
Imrul Kayes, Tamim Iqbal (BDESH) 2008-2016 99 1 3709 312 37.84 5 17
WM Lawry, RB Simpson (AUS) 1961-1968 62 3 3596 382 60.94 9 18
AJ Strauss, ME Trescothick (ENG) 2003-2006 70 2 3508 273 51.58 11 15
JB Hobbs, H Sutcliffe (ENG) 1924-1930 38 1 3249 283 87.81 15 10
ST Jayasuriya, RS Kaluwitharana (SL) 1996-2004 105 1 3230 129 31.05 6 19
TM Dilshan, WU Tharanga (SL) 2009-2014 72 1 3189 282 44.91 9 13
BA Edgar, JG Wright (NZ) 1978-1986 99 5 3175 113* 33.77 3 20
SM Gavaskar, K Srikkanth (INDIA) 1981-1987 89 0 3149 200 35.38 5 20
CPS Chauhan, SM Gavaskar (INDIA) 1973-1981 62 3 3045 213 51.61 10 10
S Dhawan, RG Sharma (INDIA) 2013-2016 74 1 3014 178 41.28 8 11
HM Amla, Q de Kock (SA) 2013-2016 74 1 3013 239 41.27 8 10
CH Gayle, WW Hinds (WI) 2001-2006 74 0 2987 192 40.36 7 13
MA Atherton, GA Gooch (ENG) 1990-1995 54 0 2936 225 54.37 8 14
L Hutton, C Washbrook (ENG) 1946-1951 51 3 2880 359 60.00 8 13
AB de Villiers, GC Smith (SA) 2004-2008 55 1 2814 245 52.11 9 8
MJ Guptill, BB McCullum (NZ) 2009-2016 74 3 2811 166* 39.59 8 13
D Ganga, CH Gayle (WI) 2001-2008 72 2 2801 214 40.01 8 10
AC Hudson, G Kirsten (SA) 1993-1997 80 2 2800 236 35.89 7 13
ME Trescothick, MP Vaughan (ENG) 2002-2005 63 3 2721 182 45.35 6 17
MA Atherton, AJ Stewart (ENG) 1994-1998 66 1 2625 171 40.38 8 12
GR Marsh, MA Taylor (AUS) 1989-1992 59 3 2460 329 43.92 5 12
ST Jayasuriya, WU Tharanga (SL) 2005-2009 69 0 2417 286 35.02 4 11
Saeed Anwar, Shahid Afridi (PAK) 1996-2003 71 0 2371 148 33.39 3 13
G Boycott, GA Gooch (ENG) 1978-1982 61 3 2274 154 39.20 6 11
AN Petersen, GC Smith (SA) 2010-2014 55 2 2221 153 41.90 6 10
JB Hobbs, W Rhodes (ENG) 1910-1921 36 1 2146 323 61.31 8 5
DL Haynes, PV Simmons (WI) 1987-1994 61 2 2122 145 35.96 2 13
WTS Porterfield, PR Stirling (IRE) 2010-2016 73 3 2121 177 30.30 3 13
S Chanderpaul, CH Gayle (WI) 2002-2010 48 3 2114 193 46.97 5 12
CH Gayle, DS Smith (WI) 2003-2011 58 2 2087 145 37.26 7 9
MJ Guptill, TWM Latham (NZ) 2015-2016 48 2 2073 236* 45.06 6 8
CJL Rogers, DA Warner (AUS) 2013-2015 41 1 2053 200 51.32 9 7
HM Amla, GC Smith (SA) 2008-2013 50 1 1953 136 39.85 2 18
TM Dilshan, MDKJ Perera (SL) 2013-2016 58 1 1923 164 33.73 5 7
Majid Khan, Sadiq Mohammad (PAK) 1974-1979 37 3 1910 159 56.17 6 10
H Masakadza, V Sibanda (ZIM) 2007-2016 58 0 1891 167 32.60 4 9
AD Gaekwad, SM Gavaskar (INDIA) 1976-1985 53 1 1874 176* 36.03 4 11
AJ Finch, DA Warner (AUS) 2012-2016 50 0 1822 187 36.44 4 8
EJ Barlow, TL Goddard (SA) 1963-1967 34 2 1806 134 56.43 6 11
RC Fredericks, CG Greenidge (WI) 1974-1977 40 2 1775 192 46.71 5 6
Aamer Sohail, Rameez Raja (PAK) 1991-1995 56 2 1722 135 31.88 3 11
AC Hudson, KC Wessels (SA) 1992-1994 44 0 1713 151 38.93 5 8
UC Hathurusingha, RS Mahanama (SL) 1992-1995 52 0 1698 112 32.65 4 6
G Boycott, JH Edrich (ENG) 1964-1972 36 3 1693 172 51.30 6 8
Mohammad Hafeez, Taufeeq Umar (PAK) 2003-2012 50 2 1687 164 35.14 5 8
ND McKenzie, GC Smith (SA) 2008-2009 27 2 1664 415 66.56 5 8
SC Ganguly, V Sehwag (INDIA) 2001-2007 43 2 1625 196 39.63 5 6
IR Bell, AN Cook (ENG) 2008-2014 38 2 1580 158 43.88 2 13
TM Dilshan, DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 2010-2014 41 1 1568 179 39.20 2 10
NV Knight, ME Trescothick (ENG) 2001-2003 43 0 1567 165 36.44 4 8
SM Katich, SR Watson (AUS) 2006-2010 29 0 1547 182 53.34 3 10
TJ Franklin, JG Wright (NZ) 1988-1991 28 0 1543 185 55.10 5 5
BB McCullum, JD Ryder (NZ) 2008-2010 36 1 1534 166 43.82 6 7
TM Dilshan, NT Paranavitana (SL) 2009-2012 38 1 1506 207 40.70 2 12

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

Records includes the following recent matches:
Australia v New Zealand at Canberra, 2nd ODI, Dec 6, 2016 [ODI # 3812]
Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, 1st ODI, Dec 4, 2016 [ODI # 3811]
India v England at Mohali, 3rd Test, Nov 26-29, 2016 [Test # 2238]
New Zealand v Pakistan at Hamilton, 2nd Test, Nov 25-29, 2016 [Test # 2237]

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