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Highest Partnerships for all wickets in Test Cricket – 1st record of 2015 set!


  • Partnership plays a crucial role in any Test inning and is very helpful to demoralize the opposition. If a pair bats for long and sometimes even for a day in Test match, the opposition players are sure to be frustrated and often create more mistakes to help the batsman’s cause. Moreover huge partnerships help the team to score big runs in an innings.

    We will take a look at highest partnerships for every wicket in Test Cricket:

    Wkt

    Runs

    Partners

    Team

    Opposition

    Ground

    Match Date

    1st

    415

    Niel McKenzie, Greame Smith

    SA

    Ban

    Chittagong

    29 Feb 2008

    2nd

    576

    S Jayasuriya, Roshan Mahanama

    SL

    Ind

    Colombo (RPS)

    2 Aug 1997

    3rd

    624

    K Sangakkara, M Jayawardene

    SL

    SA

    Colombo (SSC)

    27 Jul 2006

    4th

    437

    M Jayawardene, T Samaraweera

    SL

    Pak

    Karachi

    21 Feb 2009

    5th

    405

    S Barnes, Don Bradman

    Aus

    Eng

    Sydney

    13 Dec 1946

    6th

    365*

    Kane Williamson, BJ Watling

    NZ

    SL

    Wellington

    3 Jan 2015

    7th

    347

    D Atkinson, C Depeiaza

    WI

    Aus

    Bridgetown

    14 May 1955

    8th

    332

    J Trott, Stuart Broad

    Eng

    Pak

    Lord’s

    26 Aug 2010

    9th

    195

    Mark Boucher, PL Symcox

    SA

    Pak

    Johannesburg

    14 Feb 1998

    10th

    198

    Joe Root, J Anderson

    Eng

    Ind

    Nottingham

    9 Jul 2014

    Stat updated till 6 January, 2015

    As we can see the latest update in this record is for the 6th wicket by Kane Williamson and BJ Watling from New Zealand against Sri Lanka. The earlier record for the 6th wicket was also held by the New Zealand pair of BJ Watling and Brendon McCullum last year against India on the same ground (Wellington).

    This partnership is also the first record to be broken in the year 2015 as we are sure there are many more to come.

    While Sri Lanka holds the record for 2nd, 3rd and 4th wicket partnership, none of the record is held by any of the other Sub-continent team such as India or Pakistan. The record set by Don Bradman and S Barnes for 5th wicket of 405 runs is the oldest record in this list, which is still intact but records are made to be broken and very soon there might be new pair to own this record too. 

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