Highest 10th Wicket Partnership in Test

By Hitesh Jain on Apr 8, 2021

The last man of any cricket team does not have enough batting expertise to add big runs on the scoreboard but he can support his partner by just spending time on the crease. In Test cricket, we have come across many instances where the 11th player of the team supported well his partner and built up many big 10th wicket partnerships. James Anderson, Mushtaq Ahmed, Wilfred Rhodes, Glenn McGrath, Zaheer Khan, Morne Morkel, Wasin Bari, Mohammed Shami, and many more are the players who have performed well in the past and some of them have even struck fifty in an inning. The highest 10th wicket partnership in Test cricket is 198 runs scored by Joe Root and James Anderson against India at Nottingham on 9 Jul 2014. The last player of England, James Anderson was superb in that match with his 81 runs and he was also named Man of the Match in that match.

The second highest 10th wicket partnership is 163 runs made by Phillip Hughes and Ashton Agar against England at Nottingham on 10 Jul 2013. Ashton Agar came to bat at the number 11 position and surprised everyone by hitting 98 runs in that match against England. The third-highest partnership for the 10th wicket is 151 runs added by Brian Hastings and Richard Collinge against Pakistan at Auckland on 16 Feb 1973.

For India, the highest 10th wicket partnership in Test cricket is 133 runs recorded by Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan against Bangladesh at Dhaka on 10 Dec 2004. Sachin Tendulkar struck a double century and Zaheer Khan was phenomenal with his 78 runs innings in that match and India won the match by an innings & 140 runs. The 2nd highest for India is 111 runs for the 10th wicket in pairs knocked up by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami, both of them struck half-century, against England at Nottingham on 9 Jul 2014. The first 100+ runs of partnership for the 10th wicket for India were racked up by Hemu Adhikari and Ghulam Ahmed against Pakistan in 1952. After 52 years, the Indian team scored the second time 100+ runs for the 10th wicket in pairs against Bangladesh at Dhaka in 2004.

There have been 26 moments where a team has built 100+ runs in pairs for the 10th wicket in the test matches in which England & New Zealand have struck 5 times, Australia & India 4 times, Pakistan 3 times, South Africa 2 times and West Indies 1 time. Sri Lanka has never been up to that level of 100+ total for the 10th wicket in pairs.

Highest 10th Wicket Partnership in Test cricket

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

Batsmen (Team)

Runs

Against

Venue

Date

Joe Root and James Anderson (England)

198

India

Nottingham

9 Jul 2014 

Phillip Hughes and Ashton Agar (Australia)

163

England

Nottingham

10 Jul 2013

Brian Hastings and Richard Collinge (New Zealand)

151

Pakistan

Auckland

16 Feb 1973

Azhar Mahmood and Mushtaq Ahmed (Pakistan)

151

South Africa

Rawalpindi

6 Oct 1997

Denesh Ramdin and Tino Best (West Indies)

143

England

Birmingham

7 Jun 2012 

Wasim Raja and Wasim Bari (Pakistan)

133

West Indies

Bridgetown

18 Feb 1977

Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan (India)

133

Bangladesh

Dhaka

10 Dec 2004

Tip Foster and Wilfred Rhodes (England)

130

Australia

Sydney

11 Dec 1903

Ken Higgs and John Snow (England)

128

West Indies

The Oval

18 Aug 1966

Johnny Taylor and Arthur Mailey (Australia)

127

England

Sydney

19 Dec 1924

For South Africa, the highest 10th wicket partnership is unbeaten 107 runs added by AB de Villiers and Morne Morkel against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi on 20 Nov 2010.

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