In cricket, two batsmen always bat in partnership, even if only one is the striker at any one time. When one of two batsmen is dismissed, the partnership will come to an end.
1. Hazratullah Zazai And Usman Ghani
The Afghanistan openers, Hazratullah Zazai and Usman Ghani logged the loftiest cooperation in a Twenty20 International match when they amassed 236 runs against Ireland at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun, India, on February 23, 2019. The brace’s first-gate stage lasted17.2 overs before Ghani was dismissed for 73. In an innings that featured a format-record 16 sixes, Hazratullah went on to make the alternate-loftiest individual T20I score – 162* not out.
2. Hazratullah Zazai And Asghar Afghan
Hazratullah Zazai awoke from torpor and muscled his way to a 54-ball 82. The palm by 81 runs equaled Afghanistan’s alternate-largest palm borderline in the format and rendered the final T20I of the series a dead rubber. It also meant Ireland was shot out for their fourth-smallest T20I total of 79. Zazai tore into Paul Stirling’s part-time spin, depositing him into the stages three times in four balls. Their partnership of 116 runs helped the team to win the match by 81 runs.
3. Mohammad Shahzad And Asghar Afghan
Mohammad Shahzad of Afghanistan smashed 75 off 34 balls to lead Afghanistan to their third consecutive World T20 qualification victory, defeating Scotland by 37 runs. Afghanistan’s 210-point total, their greatest in T20 cricket, was based on their highest partnership. For the second wicket, Shahzad and skipper Asghar smashed 110 in 63 balls to collapse a bowling attack that seemed surprised.
4. Najibullah Zadran And Mohammad Nabi
Najibullah Zadran and Mohammad Nabi put up a brilliant 107-run stand to help Afghanistan to a formidable total of 197/5, with the duo hammering 10 sixes between them. Seven maximums came from seven consecutive deliveries at one point in the carnage between the two batters. Despite a valiant batting performance, Zimbabwe could not reach the mark.
5. Usman Ghani And Karim Janat
Usman Ghani and Karim Janat, whose 102-run partnership gave Afghanistan a strong start after opting to bat, lay the groundwork for victory. Late in the innings, Mohammad Nabi stepped in and smashed a 15-ball 40 to help put up a score of 193/5.
6. Samiullah Shinwari And Mohammad Nabi
They improved from 63 for 4 to 186 thanks to Mohammad Nabi and Samiullah Shinwari. Afghanistan recovered from a mid-innings wobble and built on a solid start to produce a total Zimbabwe never looked capable of reaching with to Mohammad Nabi’s career-best 52. Their 98-run partnership handed them a 59-run victory over Zimbabwe.
7. Mohammad Shahzad And Usman Ghani
The 95-run combination between Afghanistan openers Mohammad Shahzad and Usman Ghani set the tone for Afghanistan’s triumph over Zimbabwe. With one ball remaining, Afghanistan won by five wickets.
8. Mohammad Shahzad And Nawroz Mangal
Afghanistan beat Oman in T20 internationals for the sixth time in a row, dismissing a 150-run goal with eight wickets to spare. With 9 balls remaining, Mohammad Shahzad and Nawroz Mangal put on a 91-run partnership to help Pakistan beat Oman by 8 wickets.
9. Mohammad Shahzad And Hazratullah Zazai
Afghanistan had such a strong start that you’d think they’d be unhappy to only finish with 160 points. Hazratullah Zazai’s 74 off 33 was a sight to behold and the day’s best thus far. Afghanistan beat Ireland by 16 runs thanks to an 87-run partnership between Mohammad Shahzad and Hazratullah Zazai.
10. Rahmanullah Gurbaz And Najibullah Zadran
Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Najibullah Zadran did an excellent job of rotating the strike. Afghanistan scored a high total of 190 runs against Scotland thanks to an 87-run partnership, and they won the match by 130 runs.