Top 10 Highest 4th wicket Partnership in Test Cricket

After the fall of the 3rd wicket, the score added by the batting team before the fall of the next wicket is referred to as the 4th wicket partnership. It is typically an extremely important phase in the game, particularly in the longest format.

It’s never simple to form a dominant 4th wicket partnership, whether it’s to save the side after losing the first three wickets in quick succession or to build on the foundation laid by the top order.

Revisiting some of those exceptional partnerships, here are the top 10 highest partnerships in Test cricket for the 4th wicket:

1Adam Voges & Shaun Marsh449Aus vs WI2015 Dec 10
2Mahela Jayawardene & Thilan Samaraweera437SL vs Pak2009 Feb 21
3Peter May & Colin Cowdrey411Eng vs WI1957 May 30
4Sir Garfield Sobers & Frank Worrell399WI vs Eng1960 Jan 6
5Bill Ponsford & Sir Donald Bradman388Aus
vs Eng
1934 Jul 20
6Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke386Aus vs Ind2012 Jan 24
7Kane Williamson & Henry Nicholls369NZ vs Pak2021 Jan 3
8Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane365Ind vs NZ2016 Oct 8
9Sachin Tendulkar & VVS Laxman353Ind vs Aus2004 Jan 2
10Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke352Aus vs Pak2010 Jan 14
Table: Top 10 Highest 4th wicket partnerships in Test Cricket

Stas Insights:

India’s Mohammad Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja hold the record for the highest 4th wicket partnership in ODIs (275* vs Zimbabwe in 1998). Likewise, 166* by Bikram Arora and Varun Thamotharam of Malta is the highest 4th wicket partnership in T20Is which they achieved against Gibraltar in 2021.

The highest 4th  wicket partnership in Test Cricket of 449 runs by Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh is also the 6th highest partnership for 4th wicket in overall First Class Cricket. The highest (577) is by Vijay Hazare and Gul Mohammad for Baroda against Holkar during the 1947 season of Ranji Trophy.

449 by Voges and Marsh is also the 6th highest partnership in Test cricket for any wickets. Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene’s partnership of 624 runs against South Africa in 2006, which they scored for the 3rd wicket, is the highest partnership in Test cricket for any wickets.

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In Test cricket, there have been 19 4th wicket partnerships of 300 runs or more. Only Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke have achieved this feat twice.

Also Read: Highest 4th Innings Run Chase in Test Cricket

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