Test Cricket is all about patience and partnerships. More the both, the greater the chances of a team performing well on a consistent basis. So, let us take a look at the combination of both that resulted in the highest sixth wicket partnership in Tests:

5. Brendon McCullum, Martin Guptill (NZ) vs Bangladesh:
 
After being put into bat, Bangladesh had New Zealand reeling at 158/5. Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum then smashed Bangladesh bowlers all round the park and put on 339 runs for the sixth wicket. Guptill scored 189 whereas McCullum scored 185. Rubel Hossain ended this partnership by getting the wicket of McCullum. 
 
4. Don Bradman, Jack Fingleton (AUS) vs England:
 
England bowlers had Australia struggling at 97/5 when both Bradman and Fingleton played a gem of an innings and shared a partnership of 346 to take Australia out of trouble and put them on the course of a victory. Bradman smashed 270, whereas Fingleton played a fine knock of 136. Jim Sims ended this partnership by getting the wicket of Fingleton. 
 
3. Mahela Jayawardene, Prasanna Jayawardene (SL) vs India:
 
On the flat Motera deck, the duo added 351 runs to guide Sri Lanka’s 1st innings total to 760. Mahela scored 275 with 27 fours and a six and Prasanna scored 154. Leggie Amit Mishra ended this partnership by getting the wicket of Mahela. 
 
2. Brendon McCullum, BJ Watling (NZ) vs India:
 
After trailing by 246 runs in the first innings, New Zealand would have had their hearts in their mouth as they lost 5 wickets for 94 runs in their second innings with still two and half days of play remaining. But skipper Brendon McCullum, who scored a double century in the first Test and BJ Watling put on an unbelievable match-saving 352 run partnership and helped New Zealand clinch the Test series 1-0. 
 
1. Kane Williamson, BJ Watling (NZ) vs Sri Lanka:
 
Both Kiwi batsmen shared an unbeaten 365 run partnership on January 6th, 2015 and also made it to the top of the list of highest sixth wicket partnerships. After trailing by 135 runs in the 1st innings, New Zealand lost 5 wickets for 159 runs in their second innings before vice-captain Williamson and stoic BJ Watling batted for almost one and half days to achieve this feat and save the match for New Zealand. 
 
 
Stat: Highest Sixth Wicket Partnerships in Tests
 

Partners

Country

Runs

Opposition

Ground

Year

Kane Williamson / BJ Watling

New Zealand

365*

Sri Lanka

Wellington

2015

Brendon McCullum / BJ Watling

New Zealand

352

India

Wellington

2014

Mahela Jayawardene / Prasanna Jayawardene

Sri Lanka

351

India

Ahmedabad

2009

Don Bradman / Jack Fingleton

Australia

346

England

Melbourne

1937

Martin Guptill / Brendon McCullum

New Zealand

339

Bangladesh

Hamilton

2010

 
*Stats updated till January 6th, 2015
 
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