Kohli-Surya break Dhoni-Rahul's T20I record

Highest run rate in a 100-plus partnership for India in T20Is. Here are the top five pairs on the list. 

5 | MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh

Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh shared an unbeaten 102-run partnership against Australia in 2013 at a run rate of 12 runs per over. 

4 | Deepak Hooda, Sanju Samson

Hooda and Samson shared a massive 176-run partnership against Ireland earlier this year at a run rate of 12.4 runs per over. 

3 | KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma

The dynamic Indian opening duo shared a 165-run partnership against Sri Lanka in 2017. They scored runs at 13 runs per over. 

2 | MS Dhoni, KL Rahul

Former Indian skipper and Rahul shared a 107-run partnership against West Indies in 2016 in high-scoring run chase. They scored at 15.3 runs per over. 

1 | Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav

Kohli and Suryakumar shared a 102-run partnership against South Africa on October 2 at a run rate of 15.3 runs per over. 

Record-breaking total 

The blinding partnership for the third wicket helped India post 237/3, the highest total against South Africa in the format.

The in-form pair

In 2022, Kohli and Suryakumar have put on 352 runs from six innings including two century partnership and one fifty-plus partnership. They have put on more runs than any non-opening pair.

Suryakumar got to his half-century from just 18 deliveries making it the joint-second fastest for India in T20Is. It is also the third-fastest against South Africa. 

Suryakumar’s fastest knock

Suryakumar's strike rate of 277.3 is the second highest for Indian batter in T20Is with more than 50 runs in an innings.

Astonishing strike rate

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