The partnerships are at the core of what we do in sport, especially in cricket the bowlers hunt in pairs batsman piles up runs. If someone had started watching cricket in the 90s to early 2000s the first pair which comes in mind is of Sachin and Ganguly. In the later part of 2000, we had Aussies pair of Hayden and Gilchrist, the then Indian skipper asked Sehwag to open with the little master.

Who do you think is the most prolific pair in each decade?

Which pair has scored most runs in any decade?

The 🦘 wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist and Haydos record of 5409 runs in the 2000s are most by any partner in a single decade. The duo scored almost seven hundred more runs than the next best Dhawan and Rohit.

Here ,the complete list of pairs with most runs in each decade.

Pair Decade Inns Runs Ave 100
AC Gilchrist, ML Hayden (AUS) 2000s 117 5409 47.44 16
S Dhawan, RG Sharma (INDIA) 2010s 107 4753 44.83 16
CG Greenidge, DL Haynes (WI) 80s 88 4524 53.22 12
Aamer Sohail, Saeed Anwar (PAK) 90s 83 3397 41.93 5
Most runs in each decade

The pair remains the same for each decade, even when we consider only winning matches.

Pair Decade Inns Runs Ave 100
AC Gilchrist, ML Hayden (AUS) 2000s 90 4619 53.09 15
CG Greenidge, DL Haynes (WI) 80s 65 3908 63.03 12
S Dhawan, RG Sharma (INDIA) 2010s 70 3618 51.68 14
Aamer Sohail, Saeed Anwar (PAK) 90s 52 2624 52.48 5
Most runs in a winning cause

The unbeaten knocks were very few, so the number of inns can be an instrument to a valid number of inns. Its quite evident that Windies duo of Haynes and Greenidge, on average, scored ten more runs the next best in a winning cause.

Which partners have most 💯 runs stand in ODI cricket in a decade?

The modern ODI great Virat Kohli partner with Rohit Sharma to register 17 hundreds in the 2010s. The duo, on an average, scored a century after every 4.2 inns. They equaled the previous record of Tendulkar and Ganguly.

Pair Decade Inns Best Score 100
V Kohli, RG Sharma (INDIA) 2010s 79 246 17
SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar (INDIA) 2000s 98 258 17
CG Greenidge, DL Haynes (WI) 80s 88 192* 12
SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar (INDIA) 90s 78 252 9
Most 💯 in a decade

The detailed list of top five pairs of each decade.

1980s: Windies Greenidge and Haynes

West Indian opening batsmen Gordon Greenidge (left) and Desmond Haynes during the 5th Test match against England at the Kennington Oval in London on the 8th August 1988. The West Indies won the match by 8 wickets. (Photo by David Munden/Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)
CG Greenidge, DL Haynes (WI)88452453.2212
DL Haynes, RB Richardson (WI)75302242.567
DC Boon, GR Marsh (AUS)67293744.57
DL Haynes, IVA Richards (WI)45209050.976
Mohsin Khan, Mudassar Nazar (PAK)56190434.612
Most runs in 80s

1990s: Pakistan duo Sohail and aesthetics batting of Anwar.

Pakistan batsman Saeed Anwar hits out during his innings of 113 not out in the World Cup Semi Final between New Zealand and Pakistan at Old Trafford, Manchester, 16th June 1999. The wicketkeeper for New Zealand is Adam Parore. Pakistan won the match by 9 wickets. (Photo by Patrick Eagar/Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)
Aamer Sohail, Saeed Anwar (PAK)83339741.935
SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar (INDIA)78339644.689
M Azharuddin, SR Tendulkar (INDIA)73334049.858
PA de Silva, A Ranatunga (SL)84325640.198
MA Taylor, ME Waugh (AUS)55258047.778
Most runs in 90s

2000s : Aussies Era of Hayden and Gilchrist

Bridgetown, BARBADOS: Australian cricketers Matthew Hayden (L) and Adam Gilchrist speak during the first innings of the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 at the Kensington Oval stadium in Bridgetown, in Barbados, 28 April 2007. Australia beat Sri Lanka by 53 runs to retain the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy. AFP PHOTO/GREG WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP via Getty Images)
AC Gilchrist, ML Hayden (AUS)117540947.4416
SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar (INDIA)98483149.817
V Sehwag, SR Tendulkar (INDIA)100385039.2812
HH Gibbs, GC Smith (SA)84360743.4511
ML Hayden, RT Ponting (AUS)73351452.4410
Most runs in 2000s

2010s: Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan

Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan during the 5th cricket match of Asia Cup 2018 between India and Pakistan at Dubai International cricket stadium,Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 09-19-2018 (Photo by Tharaka Basnayaka/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
S Dhawan, RG Sharma (INDIA)107475344.8316
V Kohli, RG Sharma (INDIA)79474164.0617
HM Amla, Q de Kock (SA)95430046.7311
TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara (SL)77417856.4515
LRPL Taylor, KS Williamson (NZ)69381257.7514
Most runs in 2010s

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