Highest 2nd Wicket Partnership in Test

By Hitesh Jain on Apr 6, 2021

The number 3 batsmen at the top order have the responsibility to handle the situation if a team loses its opener very soon. He should be skilled enough and always ready to play with the new ball and make a big total in pairs. There are so many great partnerships that have already been made for the 2nd wicket in the history of test cricket. The highest 2nd wicket partnership in test matches is 576 runs scored by Sanath Jayasuriya and Roshan Mahanama against India at Colombo (RPS) on 2 Aug 1997. After losing 1 wicket at 39 runs only, Sanath Jayasuriya and Roshan Mahanama struck incredible 340 & 225 runs because of which Sri Lanka reached 952 for 6. There have been 18 times in the history of test cricket when a team has scored more than 300+ runs for the second wicket. 

For India, the highest 2nd wicket partnership in test history is 370 runs scored by Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara against Australia at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 2 Mar 2013. Cheteshwar Pujara at the number 3 position played well with his partner Murali Vijay and struck the highest 2nd wicket test partnership for India. India won that match by an inning and 135 runs. For India, the very first 300+ runs partnership for the 2nd wicket was made by Sunil Gavaskar and Dilip Vengsarkar against West Indies at Kolkata on 29 Dec 1978.

Highest 2nd Wicket Partnership in Test

Here is a list of the Highest second wicket partnership in Test Cricket

Batsmen (Team)

Runs

Against

Venue

Date

Sanath Jayasuriya and Roshan Mahanama (Sri Lanka)

576

India

Colombo (RPS)

2 Aug 1997

Bill Ponsford and Donald Bradman (Australia)

451

England

The Oval

18 Aug 1934

Conrad Hunte and Garry Sobers (West Indies)

446

Pakistan

Kingston

26 Feb 1958

Marvan Atapattu and Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

438

Zimbabwe

Bulawayo

14 May 2004

Leonard Hutton and Maurice Leyland (England)

382

Australia

The Oval

20 Aug 1938

Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara (India)

370

Australia

Hyderabad (Deccan)

2 Mar 2013

John Edrich and Ken Barrington (England)

369

New Zealand

Leeds

8 Jul 1965

David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne (Australia)

361

Pakistan

Adelaide

29 Nov 2019

Graham Gooch and David Gower (England)

351

Australia

The Oval

29 Aug 1985

Sunil Gavaskar and Dilip Vengsarkar (India)

344*

West Indies

Kolkata

29 Dec 1978

Tim Robinson and David Gower (England)

331

Australia

Birmingham

15 Aug 1985

Chris Gayle and Ramnaresh Sarwan (West Indies)

331

South Africa

St John's

29 Apr 2005

Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott (England)

329*

Australia

Brisbane

25 Nov 2010

In the history of test cricket, England has put 5 times a total of 300+ runs for the 2nd wicket partnership, Australia 4 times, India 3 times, West Indies & Sri Lanka 2 times, and South Africa & Bangladesh 1 time. Pakistan, New Zealand has never been able to make 300 runs for the second wicket.

The highest 2nd wicket partnership for New Zealand in Test cricket is 297 runs against Pakistan at Sharjah in 2004. For Pakistan, Zaheer Abbas and Mushtaq Mohammad struck 291 runs as the highest second-wicket partnership in test cricket against England in 1971.

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