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Highest partnership in an overseas Test

December 14, 2003 22:02 IST
The 303 run-partnership between Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman for the fifth wicket is the highest partnership for any wicket for India in an 'away' Test.

The previous best was 255 run-partnership between Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar for third wicket against England at Trent Bridge in 1996.

The Dravid- Laxman partnership is also the third highest for any wicket and highest ever for the fifth wicket by a visiting side in Australia.

The previous highest fifth wicket partnership on Australian soil by a visiting side was 196 runs between Ravi Shastri and Sachin Tendulkar for India at Sydney in 1991-92.

Overall it was the 10th highest partnership for any wicket against Australia.

Highest Partnership for India in 'away' Tests
Runs Wkt Batsmen   Vs Inns Test Venue Season
303 5th R Dravid VVS Laxman Aus 1st 2nd Adelaide 2003-04
255 3rd SC Ganguly SR Tendulkar Eng 1st 3rd Trent Bridge 1996
249 4th SR Tendulkar SC Ganguly Eng 1st 3rd Headingley 2002
237 2nd Pankaj Roy VL Manjrekar WI 2nd 5th Kingston 1952-53
232 2nd S Ramesh R Dravid SL 1st 1st Colombo (SSC) 1998-99
224 2nd SM Gavaskar M Amarnath Aus 1st 3rd Sydney (SCG) 1985-86
222 4th VS Hazare VL Manjrekar Eng 1st 1st Headingley 1952
222 6th SR Tendulkar M Azharuddin SAf 1st 2nd Cape Town 1996-97
221 4th SR Tendulkar M Azharuddin SL 1st 1st Colombo (RPS) 1997-98
220 5th SR Tendulkar V Sehwag SAf 1st 1st Bloemfontein 2001-02
217 7th VVS Laxman A Ratra WI 1st 4th St. John's 2001-02
213 1st SM Gavaskar CPS Chauhan Eng 2nd 4th The Oval 1979
211 3rd MH Mankad VS Hazare Eng 2nd 2nd Lord's 1952
210 3rd DB Vengsarkar GR Viswanath Eng 2nd 2nd Lord's 1979
204 2nd SM Gavaskar S Amarnath NZ 1st 1st Auckland 1975-76
204 5th SM Gavaskar BP Patel WI 1st 2nd Port-of-Spain 1975-76
203 1st VM Merchant Mushtaq Ali Eng 2nd 2nd Old Trafford 1936
200 5th SM Patil RJ Shastri Pak 1st 2nd Faisalabad 1984-85
200 2nd AD Gaekwad M Amarnath WI 2nd 5th St. John's 1982-83

Highest Partnerships against Australia
Runs Wkt Batsmen   For Inn Test Venue Season
382 2nd L Hutton M Leyland Eng 1st 5th The Oval 1938
376 5th VVS Laxman R Dravid Ind 2nd 2nd Calcutta 2000-01
351 2nd GA Gooch DI Gower Eng 1st 6th The Oval 1985
347 7th DStE Atkinson CC Depeiza WI 1st 4th Bridgetown 1954-55
341 3rd EJ Barlow RG Pollock SAf 1st 4th Adelaide 1963-64
331 2nd RT Robinson DI Gower Eng 1st 5th Edgbaston 1985
323 1st JB Hobbs W Rhodes Eng 1st 4th MCG 1911-12
322 5th BC Lara JC Adams WI 1st 2nd Kingston 1998-99
308 3rd RB Richardson IVA Richards WI 1st 4th St. John's 1983-84
303 5th R Dravid VVS Laxman Aus 1st 2nd Adelaide 2003-04

Highest Partnership against Australia in Australia
Runs Wkt Batsmen For Venue Inn Test Series
341 3rd EJ Barlow RG Pollock SAf Adelaide 1st 4th 1963-64
323 1st JB Hobbs W Rhodes Eng Melbourne 1st 4th 1911-12
303 5th R Dravid VVS Laxman Ind Adelaide 1st 2nd 2003-04
293 3rd RB Richardson BC Lara WI Sydney 1st 3rd 1992-93
283 1st JB Hobbs H Sutcliffe Eng Melbourne 1st 2nd 1924-25
262 3rd WR Hammond DR Jardine Eng Adelaide 2nd 4th 1928-29
253 8th NJ Astle AC Parore NZ Perth 1st 3rd 2001-02

Rajneesh Gupta