Highest partnership for India in Overseas Test matches

Mohit Camma / 28 December 2014

Test performance of India has seen a huge dip in past years and the Indian cricket team has struggled to win Test matches in away matches. But the partnership between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane has brought back a hope for the Indian fan as after a long time Indian teams batting has actually proved why Sachin Tendulkar has called it a major strength of the team.

The 262 runs partnership between Virat and Rahane is one of the highest for India in overseas matches, however we will take a look a list of highest partnerships for India in away test matches:

Partners

Runs

Wicket

Innings

Opposition

Ground

Match Date

Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag

410

1

2

Pakistan

Lahore

13 Jan 2006

VVS Laxman, Sachin Tendulkar

353

4

1

Australia

Sydney

2 Jan 2004

Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar

336

3

1

Pakistan

Multan

28 Mar 2004

Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman

303

5

2

Australia

Adelaide

12 Dec 2003

Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane

262

4

2

Australia

Melbourne

26 Dec 2014

Rahul Dravid, Gautam Gambhir

259

2

1

Bangladesh

Chittagong

17 Dec 2004

Suresh Raina, Sachin Tendulkar

256

5

2

Sri Lanka

Colombo (SSC)

26 Jul 2010

Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar

255

3

1

England

Nottingham

4 Jul 1996

Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar

249

4

1

England

Leeds

22 Aug 2002

VL Manjrekar, P Roy

237

2

3

West Indies

Kingston

28 Mar 1953

Stat updated till 28 December 2014

The partnership of Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane of 262 runs 5th best partnership for India in away Tests and 3rd best against Australia in Australia. 410 runs is the highest ever partnership for India in away Test matches and this feat was by Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid against Pakistan at Lahore.

The best era for India in terms of batting in away Test has come during the 2002-06 as many of the best performances have come during this season and Sachin Tendulkar is the most frequent name we would come across in this name and no one question can why.

When we take a look at best partnership for India in Test away from Asia, then the partnership of VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar tops the list with 353 runs at Sydney against Australia in 2004.

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