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Ponting-Clarke partnership eclipses many records

January 04, 2012 16:45 IST

Rajneesh Gupta figures out the many marks Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke set during their 288-run partnership in the second Test against India at the SCG.

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Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke took the match away from India with their 288-run partnership in the first innings of the second Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The pair set a plethora of records in the process.

- On 100 the pair put on Australia's 100th century partnership at Sydney (in the 100th Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground)

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- On 100 the pair put on their fourth century partnership. The other three are: 352 v Pakistan at Hobart in 2009-10, 210 v India at Adelaide in 2007-08 and 113 v South Africa at Johannesburg in 2008-09 -- all for the fourth wicket.

- On 100, Ponting went level with Tendulkar's in terms of putting on century partnerships. These two have now put on 84 century partnerships. Only Rahul Dravid, with 88 century stands, is ahead.

Ponting and Clarke during the course of their record partnership- On 200 Ponting provided the 16th instance of him getting involved in a double century partnership. This takes him ahead of Rahul Dravid's tally of 15. Only Tendulkar and Kallis (18 each) are ahead of Ponting in forging most double century partnerships.

- This was also the fourth time Ponting was involved in a double century partnership against India. With this, he now shares the record with Clive Lloyd, Javed Miandad, Younis Khan and Jacques Kallis.

- On 211 the pair established a new record of Australia's highest fourth-wicket partnership against India. Interestingly, these two held the previous record made at Adelaide in 2007-08.

- On 218 the pair set a new record of the highest partnership for any wicket against India at Sydney, obliterating the 218-run stand between David Boon and Geoff Marsh for the first wicket in 1985-86.

- On 240 the pair established the highest ever partnership for any wicket for Australia against India, beating the 239-run partnership for the fifth wicket between Steve Waugh and Ponting at Adelaide in 1999-00.

- On 288 the pair put on the highest ever fourth-wicket partnership against India, bettering the 287-run stand between Pakistan's Javed Miandad and Zaheer Abbas at Faisalabad in 1982-83.

Most century-partnerships in a Test career

 

100-p'ships

Tests

Tests/100-p'ships

Rahul Dravid (Ind)

88

162

1.84

Ricky Ponting (Aus)

84

160

1.90

Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)

84

186

2.21

Steve Waugh (Aus)

64

168

2.63

Mahela Jayawardene (SL)

63

128

2.03

Jacques Kallis (SA)

63

150

2.38

Allan Border (Aus)

63

156

2.48

Most double century-partnerships in a Test career

 

200-p'ships

Tests

Tests/200-p'ships

Jacques Kallis (SA)

18

150

8.33

Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)

18

186

10.33

Ricky Ponting (Aus)

16

160

10.00

Rahul Dravid (Aus)

15

162

10.80

Don Bradman (Aus)

14

52

3.71

Most double century-partnerships in a Test career v India

 

200-p'ships

Tests

Tests/200-p'ships

Younis Khan (Pak)

4

9

2.25

Jacques Kallis (SA)

4

16

4.00

Ricky Ponting (Aus)

4

27

6.75

Clive Lloyd (WI)

4

28

7.00

Javed Miandad (Pak)

4

28

7.00

COMPILED BY RAJNEESH GUPTA

Rajneesh Gupta