Highest Partnership in Test Cricket

Updated on: Nov 25, 2023 1:01 pm IST

Highest Partnership in Test Cricket

There are few things in cricket better than watching stylish batsmen playing textbook shots all around the ground. Think Michael Vaughan cover drives and Brian Lara pull shots, or Sachin Tendulkar playing pretty much anything out of the coaching manual.

In the middle era, you hardly saw batsmen more easy on the eye than Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene. Fortunately for spectators around the world, they used to bat at No. 3 and No. 4 in the same Sri Lankan team, and they have shared a batting order ever since the former made his debut against South Africa back in 2000.

Top 10 Highest Partnership in Test Cricket

Partnership Runs Wicket Batsmen Team Opponent Venue Date
1 624 3rd K Sangakkara, M Jayawardene Sri Lanka South Africa Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 27/07/2006
2 576 2nd S Jayasuriya, R Mahanama Sri Lanka India R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 02/08/1997
3 467 3rd A Jones, M Crowe New Zealand Sri Lanka Basin Reserve, Wellington 31/01/1991
4 451 3rd Mudassar Nazar, Javed Miandad Pakistan India Niaz Stadium, Pakistan 14/01/1983
5 451 2nd W H Ponsford, D Bradman Australia England Kennington Oval, London 18/08/1934
6 449 4th A Voges, S Marsh Australia West Indies Bellerive Oval, Hobart 10/12/2015
7 446 2nd C Hunte, G Sobers West Indies Pakistan Sabina Park, Jamaica 26/02/1958
8 438 2nd M Atapattu, K Sangakkara Sri Lanka Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 14/05/2004
9 437 4th M Jayawardene, T Samaraweera Sri Lanka Pakistan National Stadium (Karachi) 21/02/2009
10 429* 3rd J Rudolph, H Dippenaar South Africa Bangladesh MA Aziz Stadium, Chattogram 24/04/2003

One of the most recent stand of 363 runs came in March this year between two Kiwi players Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls against Sri Lanka in Wellington. So as for India, a 317-run stand came for India in 2019 between Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal in Vishakhapatnam against South Africa.

Surprisingly, there are no innings in the list of top TEN in the last 8 years. It somehow denotes that, the modern cricket game is unknowingly leaning towards limited over cricket. Not only the audience but also players are slowly losing their temperament in Red-ball cricket. If we leave Kane Williamson, Joe Root, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Kraigg Brathwaite, and Dimuth Karunaratne; there is no such batsman comes in this band who can show his temperament with the cricket bat and make alive this best format of cricket.

Who holds the highest partnership in test cricket for India?

Pankaj Roy and Vinoo Mankad forged an enduring partnership that etched their names in Indian cricket history in 1956. This remarkable duo established the record for the highest test partnership for India, amassing a formidable 413 runs as a pair against New Zealand.

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