It takes great understanding between batters to perform in a complementary manner and support each other to score big for their teams. Great partnerships win matches and are, sometimes, crucial in saving Test matches.
Moreover, 100 is always a special number, and two batters contributing 100+ runs in partnerships is a milestone of its own. The legendary Indian pair Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid are the only batting combo to produce 20+ hundred partnerships in overall Test cricket.
This article will list the top ten Indian pairs in Test cricket with the most number of 100 runs partnerships.
Most 100 Partnerships by an Indian Pair in Test Cricket
|PAIR||100 PARTNERSHIPS||INNINGS BATTED||HIGHEST||AVERAGE|
|Rahul Dravid - Sachin Tendulkar||20||143||249||50.51|
|Rahul Dravid - VVS Laxman||12||86||376||51.45|
|Sourav Ganguly - Sachin Tendulkar||12||71||281||61.36|
|Chetan Chauhan - Sunil Gavaskar||11||60||213||54.85|
|Gautam Gambhir - Virender Sehwag||11||87||233||52.52|
|Mohinder Amarnath - Sunil Gavaskar||10||44||224||55.02|
|Rahul Dravid - Sourav Ganguly||10||68||194*||53.12|
|Rahul Dravid - Virender Sehwag||10||58||410||60.41|
|Sunil Gavaskar - Dilip Vengsarkar||10||67||344*||50.33|
|Virat Kohli - Ajinkya Rahane||10||63||365||57.72|
|Cheteshwar Pujara - Murali Vijay||10||45||370||62.51|
It must not be surprising to see the Rahul Dravid has got the most entries in the above table. The Indian wall is a part of four combinations in the top ten list.
20 – the number of 100 partnerships by the legendary Rahul Dravid – Sachin Tendulkar pair is the most in the history of Test cricket. The pair have put together 6920 runs while batting together in the longest format, averaging 50.5. The pair’s highest partnership 249 came against Zimbabwe at Nagpur in 2000. You can find all their 100+ partnership scores in this blog.
410 – the highest partnership among the above pairs is the second-ever highest partnership for India in Test cricket.
The legendary Sunil Gavaskar has been featured thrice in the above list, whereas Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, twice.
The modern-day pair of Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, with 10 100+ partnerships, has the chance to rise to the top of this table in the coming years.
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