Top 10: Highest Batting Partnership in Test Cricket for Any Wicket

Test cricket has witnessed some of the most prolific batting partnerships that have changed the course of the game. Building batting partnerships becomes crucial while playing in challenging conditions against different bowling variations.

From Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene’s record-breaking partnership of 624 to VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid’s match-winning partnership of 376 against Australia, the fans have seen some of the memorable partnerships that will be etched in their minds forever.

In this article, let’s take a look at the top 10 highest batting partnerships in Test cricket.

Highest Batting Partnership in Test Cricket for Any Wicket

Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene (SL)6243rdSouth AfricaColombo (SSC)27 Jul 2006
Roshan Mahanama, Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)5762ndIndiaColombo (RPS)2 Aug 1997
Andrew Jones, Martin Crowe (NZ)4673rdSri LankaWellington31 Jan 1991
Bill Ponsford, Donald Bradman (AUS)4512ndEnglandThe Oval18 Aug 1934
Mudassar Nazar, Javed Miandad (PAK)4513rdIndiaHyderabad (Sind)14 Jan 1983
Adam Voges, Shaun Marsh (AUS)4494thWest IndiesHobart10 Dec 2015
Gary Sobers, Conrad Hunte (WI)4462ndPakistanKingston26 Feb 1958
Kumar Sangakkara, Marvan Atapattu (SL)4382ndZimbabweBulawayo14 May 2004
Thilan Samaraweera, Mahela Jayawardene (SL)4374thPakistanKarachi21 Feb 2009
Jacques Rudolph, Hendrik Dippenaar (SA)429*3rdBangladeshChattogram24 Apr 2003

Key Stats

624: Sri Lanka’s legendary duo of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene hold the record of the highest batting partnership for any wicket in Test cricket. Both stitched together a massive partnership of 624 runs for the third wicket against South Africa. This partnership helped Sri Lanka post one of their highest team totals in Test cricket.

2: Moreover, Sangakkara, Jayawardene, and Australia’s Don Bradman are involved in two 400+ partnerships with different batters. 

576: Roshan Mahanama and Sanath Jayasuriya’s partnership of 576 propelled Sri Lanka to post the highest team totals in Tests — 952/6d against India.

400: So far, there have been more than 14 instances of 400+ partnerships in Test cricket.

3: 29 300+ run partnerships have come for the 3rd wicket, followed by 19 300+ partnerships for the 4th wicket.

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