Highest 7th Wicket Partnership in Test

By Hitesh Jain on Apr 7, 2021

Test cricket team always includes a player at the number 8th position who can bat and bowl both and we have seen many times that the 8th position player has also performed well with the bat. Lower order players have proved that they can also bat and give their contribution in any critical situation. Players like Depeiaza, Imtiaz Ahmed, Jason Holder, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mitchell Santner, Saqlain Mushtaq, and many more have made centuries in their test career being bat at 8 positions. Ravichandran Ashwin who is the main spin bowler of the Indian team has struck 5 centuries in his Test career. The highest 7th wicket partnership in test cricket is 347 runs scored by Denis Atkinson and Clairmonte Depeiaza against Australia at Bridgetown on 14 May 1955. In that match, West Indies were trailing and had already lost 6 wickets at 147 runs only. Then Clairmonte Depeiaza at number 8 struck a century and supported his captain very well and saved the match.

The second-highest 7th wicket partnership in test cricket is 308 runs struck by Waqar Hasan and Imtiaz Ahmed against New Zealand at Lahore on 26 Oct 1955. Waqar Hasan made a century and Imtiaz Ahmed scored a double century for the 7th wicket in that match. The third-highest partnership for the 7th wicket is unbeaten 295 scored by Shane Dowrich and Jason Holder against England at Bridgetown on 23 Jan 2019. Once, West Indies and Pakistan have struck 300+ runs for the 7th wicket in test cricket. There have been 16 times when a team has scored 200 or more total for the 7th wicket in the test matches.

For India, the highest 7th wicket partnership in Test cricket is 280 scored by Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin against West Indies at Kolkata on 6 Nov 2013. For India, the first 200+ total in pair for the 7th wicket was made by Ravi Shastri and Syed Kirmani against England at Mumbai in 1984. Then after 18 years, VVS Laxman and Ajay Ratra struck second 200+ runs for the 7th wicket in 2002. Indian Team has put 6 times a total of 200 or more for the 7th wicket in the history of Test cricket. The first-ever 200+ runs in pair for the 7th wicket was added by South Africa’s Jackie McGlew and Anton Murray in 2019.

Highest 7th Wicket Partnership in Test Cricket

Here is the Highest seventh Wicket Partnership in Test cricket.

Batsmen

Runs

Against

Venue

Date

Denis Atkinson and Clairmonte Depeiaza (West Indies)

347

Australia

Bridgetown

14 May 1955

Waqar Hasan and Imtiaz Ahmed (Pakistan)

308

New Zealand

Lahore

26 Oct 1955 

Shane Dowrich and Jason Holder (West Indies)

295*

England

Bridgetown

23 Jan 2019

Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin (India)

280

West Indies

Kolkata

6 Nov 2013 

BJ Watling and Mitchell Santner (New Zealand)

261

England

Mount Maunganui

21 Nov 2019

VVS Laxman and MS Dhoni (India)

259*

South Africa

Kolkata

14 Feb 2010

Yousuf Youhana and Saqlain Mushtaq (Pakistan)

248

New Zealand

Christchurch

15 Mar 2001

Jackie McGlew and Anton Murray (South Africa)

246

 New Zealand

Wellington

6 Mar 1953

Ravi Shastri and Syed Kirmani (India)

235

England

Mumbai

28 Nov 1984

Chris Cairns and Chris Cairns (New Zealand)

225

South Africa

Auckland

18 Mar 2004

VVS Laxman and MS Dhoni (India)

224

West Indies

Kolkata

14 Nov 2011

Prasanna Jayawardene and Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka)

223* 

Bangladesh

Colombo (SSC)

25 Jun 2007 

Denis Lindsay and Peter van der Merwe (South Africa)

221

Australia

Johannesburg

23 Dec 1966

Doug Walters and Gary Gilmour (Australia)

217

New Zealand

Christchurch

18 Feb 1977

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