The team planning regarding sending the correct pair to bat, maintaining the left-hand-right-hand combination, and much more tells us about the importance of bringing up good partnerships. For building a good partnership, it is important for the batters to understand their as well as their partner’s game. Over the years, Pakistani batters have earned a good reputation in ODI cricket. While playing good quality cricket, they have chased down some of the toughest targets and scored runs in the first innings as well. In this article, we will take a look at the top partnerships for Pakistan in ODI cricket.

1. Imam-ul-haq And Fakhar Zaman Vs. Zimbabwe

We begin this list with Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman’s opening knock of 304 runs against Zimbabwe in the fourth ODI of Pakistan’s tour of Zimbabwe in 2018. After scoring 399 runs in the first inning of the match, Pakistan showed some brilliant bowling performance to restrict the opponents to only 155 runs.

2. Inzamam-ul-haq And Aamer Sohail Vs. New Zealand

On number two, we have Inzamam-ul-Haq and Aamer Sohail with their 263-run knock. The second-wicket partnership came against New Zealand in the semi-final match of the 1994 Pepsi Austral-Asia Cup. With the help of this partnership, Pakistan posted a total of 328 runs and then restricted New Zealand to only 266 runs.

3. Saleem Elahi And Abdul Razzaq Vs. South Africa

Next up on the list are Saleem Elahi and Abdul Razzaq, who put together a partnership of 257 runs for the second wicket. In the second match of Pakistan’s tour of South Africa, the visitors batted brilliantly to post 335 runs on the board. Following this, a fine bowling performance bowled out South Africa for only 153 runs.

4. Saeed Anwar And Ijaz Ahmed Vs. India

On the fourth spot, we have Saeed Anwar and Ijaz Ahmed’s knock of 230 runs against India during the 1998 Silver Jubilee Independence Cup. The match turned out to be quite thrilling as India successfully chased down Pakistan’s total of 314 runs in the last over with 3wickets remaining.

5. Mohammad Hafeez And Imran Farhat Vs. Zimbabwe

Mohammad Hafeez and Imran Farhat stand in the fifth position on this list with an unbeaten opening knock of 228 runs against Zimbabwe in the second ODI of Pakistan’s tour of Zimbabwe in 2011. The visitors successfully chased down a target of 225 runs without losing even a single wicket.

6. Nasir Jamshed And Mohammad Hafeez Vs. India

Making it to the sixth place on this list, we have Nasir Jamshed and Mohammad Hafeez, who stitched an opening partnership of 224 runs against India. During the Asia Cup match of 2012, Pakistan scored 329 runs while playing first. However, India replied strongly and chased down the target with six wickets still in hand.

7. Younis Khan And Shoaib Malik Vs. Hong Kong

On number seven, we have Younis Khan and Shoaib Malik’s knock of 223 runs against Hong Kong. The third-wicket partnership came during the 2004 Asia Cup and guided Pakistan to a massive total of 343 runs in the first inning. In reply, Hong Kong could score only 165 runs and hence, faced a defeat by 173 runs (D/L method).

8. Naved Latif And Inzamam-ul-haq Vs. Sri Lanka

Naved Latif and Inzamam-ul-Haq stand in the eighth position on this list with their third-wicket 219-run partnership against Sri Lanka. In the sixth match of the Khaleej Times Trophy, Pakistan was chasing a target of 272 runs. The match ended in their favor as they won by seven wickets.

9. Shoaib Malik And Mohammad Yousuf Vs. India

On the ninth spot of this list, we have Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Yousuf’s knock of 206 runs. The fourth-wicket partnership came against India in the ICC Champions Trophy of 2009. The duo guided their team to a total of 302 runs. Following this, a powerful bowling display from the Pakistani bowlers restricted India to only 248 runs.

10. Zaheer Abbas And Mohsin Khan Vs. India

Last but not least, the final knock to make it to this list is the 205-run stand between Zaheer Abbas and Mohsin Khan. During the 1982 India tour of Pakistan, the duo helped the hosts in putting up a target of 263 runs. The visitors could not chase down the target and faced a defeat by 37 runs.