New Delhi: West Indies` opening batting pair, John Campbell and Shai Hope, on today (Could 5) in 2019 made a report of the world’s highest opening partnership within the 50-over format of the sport. Additionally it is the second-highest partnership for any wicket.
It was the primary ODI towards Eire at Citadel Avenue in Dublin, the place the duo stood agency to publish mammoth 365 runs for the primary wicket.
The West Indies was put to bat first and the opening duo’s stand took the staff’s complete to 381.
The pair began gradual however accelerated as soon as they acquired maintain of the state of affairs. Campbell with 15 fours and 6 sixes added 179 runs to the staff’s complete whereas Hope on the opposite finish studded with 22 fours and two sixes, scored 170 runs.
The historic report stand was damaged within the 48th over as they had been despatched again to the pavilion by Barry McCarthy.
The best opening partnership may have additionally been transformed into the very best partnership for any wicket in ODI cricket if the duo had added seven extra runs. However the two West Indians who could have breathed just a little sigh at their dismissals can be Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels, who maintain the report for the very best partnership within the 50-over format. They’d scored 372 runs towards Zimbabwe within the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia.
Their partnership had taken the Windies` complete to 381/three within the fifty overs.
The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) additionally took to Twitter to offer the throwback image of the partnership.
⭐ A world-record in Dublin ⭐ #OnThisDay final yr, West Indies openers John Campbell and Shai Hope cast a report 365-run partnership within the first ODI towards Eire.
It’s the highest opening partnership in ODIs and the second-highest for any wicket! pic.twitter.com/BeudOecY8J
— ICC (@ICC) Could 5, 2020
Defending the rating, West Indies bowled out Eire for 185 runs and received the match by 196 runs.