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The List of ODI cricket`s highest opening stand

Let us have a look at look at ODI cricket’s highest opening partnerships after Upul Tharanga and Mahela Jayawardene added their contribution to the list on Monday.

1. Runs: 286

Upul Tharanga, Sanath Jayasuriya

Match: Sri Lanka vs England
Venue: Headingley

 

2. 274
James Marshall, Brendon McCullum
New Zealand vs Ireland
Aberdeen
July, 2008

 

3. 258
Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar
India vs Kenya
Paarl
October, 2001

 

4. 252
Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar
India vs Sri Lanka
Colombo
July, 1998

 

5. 237

Marvan Atapattu, Sanath Jayasuriya

Sri Lanka vs Australia
Sydney
January, 2003

 

6. 235
Gary Kirsten, Herschelle Gibbs
South Africa vs India
Kochi
March, 2000

 

7. 225
Dipak Chudasama, Kennedy Otieno
Kenya vs Bangladesh
Nairobi
October, 1997

 

8. 212
Geoff Marsh, David Boon
Australia vs India
Jaipur
September, 1986

 

9. 206
Adam Gilchrist, Mark Waugh
Australia vs West Indies
Brisbane
January, 2001

 

10. 204
Saeed Anwar, Rameez Raja
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
Sharjah
February, 1993

 

10. 204
Lou Vincent, Stephen Fleming
New Zealand vs Zimbabwe
Bulawayo
August, 2005

 

12. 203
Gavin Hamilton, Fraser Watts
Scotland vs Canada
Aberdeen
July, 2009

 

13. 202

Upul Tharanga, Mahela Jayawardene

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan
Dambulla
August, 2009

 

13. 202
Rameez Raja, Saeed Anwar
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
Adelaide
February, 1990

 

15. 201 unbeaten
Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag
India vs New Zealand
Hamilton
March, 2009

 

15. 201

Upul Tharanga, Sanath Jayasuriya

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand
Napier
December, 2006

 

15. 201

Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh
Karachi
June, 2008

 

18. 200 unbeaten
Stuart Williams, Shivnarine Chanderpaul
West Indies vs India
Bridgetown
May, 1997

 

19. 200
Marcus Trescothick, Vikram Solanki
England vs South Africa
The Oval
June, 2003  

Interesting to Sanath Jayasuriya featuring 4 times in the list. What a champion Cricketer he has been for Sri Lanka Cricket. 

 

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