AB de Villiers (left) and Virat Kohli added 215 runs for the second wicket © IANS
AB de Villiers (left) and Virat Kohli added 215 runs for the second wicket © IANS

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batsmen AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli on Sunday created history when they put up the highest partnership for any wicket in Twenty20 cricket. The record was set during Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) versus Mumbai Indians (MI) match in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 at Mumbai.  LIVE SCORECARD: MI vs RCB IPL 2015 Match 46 at Mumbai

De Villiers and Kohli added 215 runs for the second wicket with the former getting his second IPL century and his partner, Kohli remaining unbeaten on 82. They broke the previous record set by the Australian duo of Adam Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh, of 206 runs for the second wicket. Virat Kohli scores 19th IPL half-century against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2015

Gilchrist and Marsh had added 206 runs and ironically the Royal Challengers Bangalore were on the receiving end back then, in the IPL 2011 at Dharamsala. AB de Villiers scores 2nd IPL century against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2015

On Sunday, de Villiers remained unbeaten on 133 off just 59 balls, which also included 19 boundaries and four sixes. His partner, RCB captain Kohli, scored 82 not out off 50 balls with the help of six boundaries and four sixes. Here is a table of the five highest partnerships in T20 cricket:

Batsmen R W For  Vs
AB de Villiers & Virat Kohli 215* 2nd Royal Challengers Bangalore Mumbai Indians
Adam Gilchrist & Shaun Marsh 206 2nd Kings XI Punjab Royal Challengers Bangalore
Chris Gayle & Virat Kohli 204* 2nd Royal Challengers Bangalore Delhi Daredevils
Manpreet Juneja & Abulahad Malek 202* 4th Gujarat Kerala
Peter Ingram & Jamie How 201 1st Central Districts Wellington

The previous record for RCB of the highest partnership for any wicket was between Chris Gayle and Kohli, who added 204 runs for the second wicket against the Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2012.