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Dravid-Tendulkar pair most successful in Tests

August 22, 2011 09:42 IST

On the third day of the fourth and final Test between England and India at the Oval on Sunday, the Indian pair of Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar became the most successful batting pair in Test cricket during their partnership of 55 runs.

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These two surpassed the run-tally of West Indian pair of Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes, who had aggregated 6482 runs in 148 innings. Dravid and Tendulkar already hold the world record of most century partnerships.

The details:

Pair

Inns

Runs

Hs

Avg

100-p'ships

R Dravid &  SR Tendulkar (Ind)

134

6520

249

50.93

19

CG Greenidge &  DL Haynes (WI)

148

6482

298

47.31

16

ML Hayden &  JL Langer (Aus)

122

6081

255

51.53

14

DPMD Jayawardene &  KC Sangakkara (SL)

84

5018

624

61.95

12

ML Hayden &  RT Ponting (Aus)

76

4765

272

67.11

16

AN Cook &  AJ Strauss (Eng)

111

4635

229

42.52

13

MS Atapattu &  ST Jayasuriya (SL)

122

4533

335

39.41

9

SC Ganguly &  SR Tendulkar (Ind)

71

4173

281

61.36

12

Compiled by: Rajneesh Gupta