World Cup cricket records: Top 10 partnerships of the tournament

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World Cup cricket records: Top 10 partnerships of the tournament

Here are the list of highest partnerships in the World Cup history

1. Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels (West Indies) with a partnership of 372 runs against Zimbabwe at Canberra, Australia in 2015 WC

2. Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid (India) with a partnership of 318 runs against Sri Lanka at Taunton, England in 1999 WC

3. Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne (Sri Lanka) with a partnership of 282 runs against Zimbabwe at Pallekele, Sri Lanka in 2011 WC

4. David Warner and Steve Smith (Australia) with a partnership of 260 runs against Afghanistan at Perth, Australia in 2015 WC

5. Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly (India) with a partnership of 244 runs against Namibia at Pietermartizburg, South Africa in 2003 WC

6. Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar (India) with a partnership of 237* against Kenya at Bristol, England in 1999 WC

7. Ricky Ponting and Damien Martyn (Australia) with a partnership of 234* against India at Johanesburg, South Africa in 2003 WC

8. Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka) with a partnership of 231* against England at Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2011 WC

9. JF Kloppenburg and KJJ van Noortwijk (Netherlands) with a partnership of 228 against Namibia at Bloemfontein, South Africa in 2003 WC

10. Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers (South Africa) with a partnership of 221 against Netherlands at Mohali, India in 2011 WC

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