Highest 9th Wicket Partnership in Test

By Hitesh Jain on Apr 7, 2021

In any format of cricket, the player at the 10th position is usually the main bowler of the team with a few batting skills but he can support his partner by spending time on the crease or making some runs. In the history of Test cricket, there are many big 9th wicket partnerships of more than 150 runs scored. Players like Pat Symcox, Intikhab Alam, Abul Hasan, Dale Steyn, Alan Smith, and many more have performed well by supporting their partner and also contributed runs. Pat Symcox, Abul Hasan are some of the leading bowlers who have scored the century inning in their test career. The highest 9th wicket partnership in Test cricket is 195 runs scored by South African Mark Boucher and Pat Symcox against Pakistan at Johannesburg on 14 Feb 1998. Pat Symcox, who was a spinner of South Africa, struck a century in that match.

The second highest 9th wicket partnership is 190 runs scored by Pakistan’s Asif Iqbal and Intikhab Alam against England at The Oval on 24 Aug 1967. The 3rd highest partnership for the 8th wicket is 184 runs added by Bangladesh’s Mahmudullah and Abul Hasan against West Indies at Khulna on 21 Nov 2012. For India, the highest 9th wicket partnership is 149 runs added by Nana Joshi and Ramakant Desai against Pakistan at Mumbai on 2 Dec 1960. Both the players played very well for the 9th wicket and struck fifty each. After 23 years, the second time Sunil Gavaskar and Syed Kirmani played an awesome inning of unbeaten 143 as the 2nd highest 9th wicket partnership for India.

There have been 10 times when a team has added 150 or more for the 9th wicket in the history of Test Cricket in which South Africa, Pakistan, England & West Indies 2 times and Australia, Bangladesh once have scored 150+ runs for the 10th wicket in pairs. India has never been able to put the 150+ total on in Test cricket.

Hope to watch any 150+ runs 9th wicket partnership from India too in the coming time.

Highest 9th Wicket Partnership in Test Cricket

Here is a list of the Highest ninth Wicket Partnership in Test cricket.

Batsmen (Team)

Runs

Against

Venue

Date

Mark Boucher and Pat Symcox (South Africa)

195

Pakistan

Johannesburg

14 Feb 1998

Asif Iqbal and Intikhab Alam (Pakistan)

190

England

The Oval

24 Aug 1967

Mahmudullah and Abul Hasan (Bangladesh)

184

West Indies

Khulna

21 Nov 2012

JP Duminy and Dale Steyn (South Africa)

180

Australia

Melbourne

26 Dec 2008

Colin Cowdrey and Alan Smith (England)

163*

New Zealand

Wellington

1 Mar 1963

Clive Lloyd and Andy Roberts (West Indies)

161

India

Kolkata

10 Dec 1983

Zaheer Abbas and Sarfraz Nawaz (Pakistan)

161

England 

Lahore

19 Mar 1984

Syd Gregory and Jack Blackham (Australia)

154

England

Sydney

14 Dec 1894

William Scotton and Walter Read (England)

151

Australia

The Oval

11 Aug 1884 

Eldine Baptiste and Michael Holding (West Indies)

150

England

Birmingham

14 Jun 1984 

Nana Joshi and Ramakant Desai (India)

149

Pakistan

Mumbai (BS)

2 Dec 1960

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