T20 WC: England Openers Jos Buttler, Alex Hales Created History

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T20 WC: England Openers Jos Buttler, Alex Hales Created History
T20 WC: England Openers Jos Buttler, Alex Hales Created History

Adelaide [Australia]: England openers Jos Buttler and Alex Hales on Thursday scored the highest partnership in the history of the ICC T20 World Cup event.

The two attacking batters accomplished the landmark during the semifinal against India at the ongoing 2022 edition of the tournament. After being given 169 to chase by Men in Blue, Buttler and Hales unleashed carnage on Indian bowlers, smashing them all over the park. They chased down the total without losing their wicket. England finished with 170/0 on the board with four overs to spare.

Buttler scored 80 of 49 balls with nine fours and three sixes and Hales scored 86 of 47 balls with four boundaries and seven sixes.

With this, they have overtaken South African batters Quinton de Kock and Rilee Rossouw, who put on a stand of 168 runs for the second wicket against Bangladesh in the ongoing tournament.

They are followed by Sri Lankan batters Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakara, who put on 166 run stand against West Indies in 2010. After this comes the Pakistan pair of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, who put on 152 run stand for the opening wicket against India in the 2021 edition of the tournament.

It is also the second-highest partnership against India in the shortest format for any wicket. The highest partnership against India in T20Is is the fourth wicket stand of 174 runs put by Quinton de Kock and David Miller (South Africa) in the second T20I of the three-match series in October.

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