List of Double Century Partnerships in IPL

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Over the years, some of the finest batting stands have been forged in the IPL. A few of them have been so good that they have been etched in the T20 history books, especially those double-century stands. In this blog, we look at the five IPL partnerships that crossed the 200-run mark and have offered some exciting rewards for cricket enthusiasts in IPL betting.

Five Double Century Partnerships in the IPL

As mentioned earlier, there have been massive stands in the IPL, but five stand out. Because all were 200+ stands and, when they came, changed the course of the match in its entirety. Here are the five IPL partnerships that have crossed the 200-run mark:

  1. Kohli & AB de Villiers – 229 vs Gujarat Lions (IPL 2016)
  2. Kohli & AB de Villiers- 215* vs Mumbai Indians (IPL 2015)
  3. KL Rahul & Quinton de Kock – 210* vs Kolkata Knight Riders (IPL 2022)
  4. Shaun Marsh & Adam Gilchrist – 206 vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (IPL 2011)
  5. Virat Kohli & Chris Gayle – 204* vs Delhi Daredevils (IPL 2012)
  • Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers – 229 for 2nd Wicket

    The biggest partnership in the history of the IPL came in the 2016 edition. The match played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium saw two of the foremost icons, AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli, get down to business. Royal Challengers Bangalore had batted first and slammed a mammoth 248/3 on the board, riding on centuries from De Villiers (129*) and Kohli (109). Both batters hit 20 sixes and 15 fours between them. The duo hit 112 runs in the last five overs. Chasing 249, the Gujarat Lions were all out for 104.

  • Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers – 215* for 2nd Wicket

    The second-highest stand in IPL also belongs to the Royal Challengers duo. Kohli and De Villiers forged an unbeaten partnership against Mumbai Indians in their own backyard. RCB had batted first and posted a massive 235/1 courtesy of De Villiers’ 133* and an unbeaten 82 from Kohli. The South African hit a stunning 19 fours, while Kohli registered four sixes. Mumbai Indians, in reply, were not going to go down without a fight, and they went after the target with all their might. But eventually, they lost the match by 39 runs.

  • KL Rahul & Quinton de Kock – 210* for 1st Wicket

    Lucknow Super Giants opening duo amassed an unbeaten 210 for the first wicket against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2022 season. Quinton de Kock put on a show by scoring 140, which is the third-highest individual score in the league’s history. The left-handed batter hit ten sixes and as many fours. The Super Giants gave De Kock excellent support, scoring a 58-ball 61*. It is the highest partnership for the first wicket in IPL history. Kolkata Knight Riders came agonizingly close to chasing down 211 as they lost the match by two runs despite Rinku Singh and Sunil Narine’s heroics.

  • Shaun Marsh & Adam Gilchrist – 206 for 2nd Wicket

    The HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala witnessed a double-century stand when Australian pair Shaun Marsh and Adam Gilchrist went haywire. Against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab opted to bat first. They lost opener Paul Valthaty early with the score reading 25/1. But then walked in Marsh, and he and his skipper Gilchrist smashed the visiting Bangalore bowlers across the park. While Marsh would stay unbeaten at 79, Gilchrist smashed 106. The duo hit a total of 14 sixes between them. The Mohali-based franchise set a formidable target of 232/2. It was an improbable chase for the Royal Challengers Bangalore as they lost the match by a massive 111 runs.

  • Virat Kohli & Chris Gayle – 204* for 2nd Wicket

    Kohli knows a few things about how to forge formidable stands in T20 cricket. An unbeaten partnership of 204 with Chris Gayle in the 2012 season was his first double-century stand in the IPL. Kohli and Gayle ripped apart the Delhi Daredevils bowlers Delhi Daredevils in their backyard. It was also Kohli’s home ground, and he fully used that advantage. The classy batter would himself smash 73* as RCB had batted first. He would walk into bat at three and alongside Gayle, who scored 128* off 62 balls, which included 13 sixes. The unbeaten stand ensured that RCB would post a humongous total of 215/1, and Delhi, in reply, would lose the match by 21 runs.

Concluding Thoughts

Stitching together 200 runs in IPL is always challenging since it is a T20 format. The batters must first settle down, forge a stand, and then go for the kill. With each inning being just 20 overs, it is a must to score rapidly, and that is what happened on each of these five occasions. Interestingly, all five came when the team was batting first, and three of these five stands had one name: Kohli.

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