After making their debut in the game in 1952, Pakistan took giant steps in cricket. They were given test status by the ICC in 1952, and they faced India in their first ever test match in October 1952 at Kotla Ground. Since then, with a number of its greatest players, Pakistan has reached new heights in this game.
Even now, Pakistan has some of the biggest match-winners in their team who have proven their worth across the globe. Pakistan has had some of the most significant partnerships in test cricket history, which have been game changers for them. And this article will shed light on all of Pakistan’s highest test partnerships.
Highest Partnership in Test by Pakistan
|Mudassar Nazar and Javed Miandad||451||3rd||India||Hyderabad (Sind)||14 Jan 1983|
|Qasim Umar and Javed Miandad||397||3rd||Sri Lanka||Faisalabad||16 Oct 1985|
|Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf||363||3rd||England||Leeds||4 Aug 2006|
|Ijaz Ahmed and Inzamam-ul-Haq||352*||3rd||Sri Lanka||Dhaka||12 Mar 1999|
|Mushtaq Mohammad and Asif Iqbal||350||4th||New Zealand||Dunedin||7 Feb 1973|
|Younis Khan and Inzamam-ul-Haq||324||3rd||India||Bengaluru||24 Mar 2005|
|Aamer Sohail and Inzamam-ul-Haq||323||3rd||West Indies||Rawalpindi||29 Nov 1997|
|Javed Miandad and Saleem Malik||322||4th||England||Birmingham||4 Jun 1992|
|Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf||319||3rd||India||Lahore||13 Jan 2006|
|Wasim Akram and Saqlain Mushtaq||313||8th||Zimbabwe||Sheikhupura||17 Oct 1996|
3. Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf (363 runs) vs England in 2006
Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf are two of the biggest batting superstars that represented Pakistan between 2005 and 2015. And they registered Pakistan’s third highest test partnership. It came in August 2006 at Leeds against England, but in a losing cause. England scored a big score of 515 in their first inning, with Kevin Pietersen (135) and Ian Bell (119) scoring centuries. In reply, Pakistan also responded well and took a 23-run lead.
Pakistan made 538 runs, largely due to a 363-run partnership between Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf for the third wicket. Younis made 173 runs, and Yousuf scored 192 runs in that partnership. England scored 345 runs in their second inning and gave Pakistan a target of 323 runs to win. However, Pakistan couldn’t repeat their first-inning performance and got dismissed for 155 runs. As a result, England won that game by 167 runs.
2. Qasim Umar and Javed Miandad (397 runs) vs Sri Lanka in 1985
The second highest partnership for Pakistan came in October 1985 at Faisalabad. Sri Lanka toured Pakistan for a three-match test series, and this was the first test. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 479 runs in 200.3 overs. Aravinda de Silva scored 122 runs for Sri Lanka. Imran Khan and Abdul Qadir took three wickets each for the home side. In reply, Pakistan got off to a good start with opener Mudassar Nazar scored 78 runs.
But after that, Pakistan had two double centuries in their inning. The pair of Qasim Umar and Javed Miandad added the second-highest partnership for Pakistan and made 397 runs for the third wicket. Qasim made 206 runs, while skipper Miandad remained unbeaten on 203 runs. Pakistan batted for two days and made 555/3 in 162.5 overs. In the end, that game ended in a draw.
1. Mudassar Nazar and Javed Miandad (451 runs) vs India in 1983
Pakistan registered their highest partnership in test cricket against their arch rivals India. They made it in January 1983 in Hyderabad. It was the fourth match of the six-match series. Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first. They had a pretty good batting performance. Pakistan batted for almost two days and declared their inning at 581/3 in 166 overs. Two of their batters scored a double century each, registering Pakistan’s highest partnership.
Mudassar Nazar and Javed Miandad made 451 runs for the third wicket to give Pakistan brilliant support. Nazar made 231 runs with 21 fours and one six, and Miandad scored an unbeaten 280 runs with 19 fours and one six. In reply, India had a horrible performance and got all out for just 189 runs. Pakistan enforced the follow-on, and India batted again. But the second inning had the same story. India got dismissed for 273 runs and lost the game by an inning and 119 runs.