Kolkata Knight Riders' batsmen Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey added an unbeaten 153 runs for the third wicket in the game against Dolphins at Hyderabad on Monday. Uthappa was unbeaten on 85 from 55 balls with 13 fours, and Pandey smashed an unbeaten 76 from 47 balls with five fours and as many sixes. This is the highest partnership in the event till date, and only the sixth occasion of a batting pair featuring in a 100 plus partnership. Here's a look at the other five instances when a partnership added over 100 runs.
140: Anton Devcich and Kane Williamson added 140 for the opening wicket while batting for Northern Districts against Cape Cobras at Raipur on September 19, 2014. Anton Devcich was run out for 67 from 46 balls with eight fours and one six. Williamson, on the other hand, smashed 101 from 49 balls with eight fours and five sixes. Northern Districts won the contest by 33 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method following heavy rain interruption.
139: Lendl Simmons and Mike Hussey added 139 for Mumbai Indians against Southern Express at Raipur on September 14, 2014. This was again for the opening wicket. Simmons was unbeaten on 76 from 51 balls with 11 fours and one six. Hussey, on the other hand, was dismissed for 60 from 40 balls with five fours and three sixes. Mumbai, chasing 162, won the clash by nine wickets.
102: The explosive opening pair of Virender Sehwag and Manan Vohra featured in a 102-run opening stand for Kings XI Punjab against Northern Districts at Mohali on September 26, 2014. Sehwag was dismissed for 52 from 37 balls with five fours and one six. Vohra contributed 65 from 32 balls, hitting eight fours and three sixes. Punjab won the game by a massive 120 runs.
100: Thedangerous opening pair from Kolkata Knight Riders -- Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir -- added exactly a 100 in the game against Lahore Lions at Hyderabad on September 21, 2014. Kolkata were chasing 152 to win the encounter. Gambhir blasted 60 from 47 balls with the aid of eight fours, and Uthappa contributed 46 from 34 balls with four fours and two sixes. KKR were victorious in the game by four wickets
100: Aiden BlizzardandShoaibMalik added 100 runs for the third wicket while batting for Hobart Hurricanes against Northern Districts at Raipur on September 23, 2014. Blizzard hit 62 from 43 balls with eight fours, and Malik added an unbeaten 45 from 22 balls with five fours, and two sixes. Hobart won the game by an impressive 86-run margin.
--By A Cricket Analyst