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Sehwag, Gambhir break many records

November 23, 2004 14:39 IST

The 218-run partnership between Sehwag and Gambhir is now the second highest for India against all Test countries after the world record 413-run partnership between Vinoo Mankad and Pankaj Roy (v New Zealand at Madras in 1955-56).

Scorecard

It is now the fifth highest opening wicket partnership on Indian soil and eighth highest against South Africa in all Tests.

More interestingly this is now the first double century opening partnership for India between a right-handed and a left-handed batsman.

Highest opening partnerships for India:
Runs Batsmen Vs Venue Season
413 MH Mankad Pankaj Roy NZ Madras (Corp) 1955-56
218 V Sehwag G Gambhir SA Kanpur 2004-05
213 SM Gavaskar CPS Chauhan Eng The Oval 1979
203 VM Merchant Mushtaq Ali Eng Old Trafford 1936
201 SB Bangar V Sehwag WI Mumbai (WS) 2002-03
200 SM Gavaskar K Srikkanth Pak Madras (MAC) 1986-87

Highest opening partnerships on Indian soil:
Runs Batsmen For Vs Venue Season
413 MH Mankad Pankaj Roy Ind NZ Madras (Corp) 1955-56
239 AF Rae JB Stollmeyer WI Ind Madras (MAC) 1948-49
236 AC Hudson G Kirsten SA Ind Kolkata 1996-97
231 MH Richardson L Vincent NZ Ind Mohali 2003-04
218 V Sehwag G Gambhir Ind SA Kanpur 2004-05
201 SB Bangar V Sehwag Ind WI Mumbai (WS) 2002-03
200 SM Gavaskar K Srikkanth Ind Pak Madras (MAC) 1986-87

Highest opening partnerships against South Africa:
Runs Batsmen For Venue Season
359 L Hutton C Washbrook Eng Ellis Park 1948-49
290 G Pullar MC Cowdrey Eng The Oval 1960
268 JB Hobbs H Sutcliffe Eng Lord's 1924
233 WA Brown JHW Fingleton Aus Cape Town 1935-36
221 JB Hobbs W Rhodes Eng Cape Town 1909-10
219 WM Lawry IR Redpath Aus Melbourne 1963-64
219 JL Langer ML Hayden Aus Sydney 2001-02
218 V Sehwag G Gambhir Ind Kanpur 2004-05
214 AR Morris J Moroney Aus Ellis Park 1949-50
202 JL Langer ML Hayden Aus Melbourne 2001-02

Highest opening partnerships for India between left-right combination:
Runs Batsmen Vs Venue Season
218 V Sehwag G Gambhir SA Kanpur 2004-05
162 DJ Gandhi S Ramesh NZ Kanpur 1999-00
149* WV Raman M Prabhakar NZ Auckland 1989-90
137 DJ Gandhi S Ramesh NZ Mohali 1999-00
123 SS Das S Ramesh Aus Madras (MAC) 2000-01
121 ML Jaisimha NJ Contractor Eng Delhi 1961-62
121 Pankaj Roy NJ Contractor Aus Delhi 1959-60
108 S Ramesh VVS Laxman Pak Kolkata 1998-99
107 SS Das S Ramesh SL Colombo (SSC) 2001-02

Highest opening partnerships between left-right combination against South Africa:
Runs Batsmen For Vs Venue Season
290 G Pullar MC Cowdrey Eng SA The Oval 1960
219 WM Lawry IR Redpath Aus SA Melbourne 1963-64
218 V Sehwag G Gambhir Ind SA Kanpur 2004-05
214 AR Morris J Moroney Aus SA Ellis Park 1949-50

Highest opening partnerships between left-right combination in Test cricket:
Runs Batsmen For Vs Venue Season
382 WM Lawry RB Simpson Aus WI Bridgetown 1964-65
329 GR Marsh MA Taylor Aus Eng Trent Bridge 1989
290 G Pullar MC Cowdrey Eng SA The Oval 1960
276 CS Dempster JE Mills NZ Eng Wellington 1929-30
260 MA Taylor MJ Slater Aus Eng Lord's 1993
244 RB Simpson WM Lawry Aus Eng Adelaide 1965-66
239 AF Rae JB Stollmeyer WI Ind Madras (MAC) 1948-49
236 AC Hudson G Kirsten SA Ind Kolkata 1996-97
234 G Boycott RW Barber Eng Aus Sydney 1965-66
228 MA Taylor MJ Slater Aus SL Perth 1995-96
223 G Fowler CJ Tavare Eng NZ The Oval 1983
223 BC Broad CWJ Athey Eng Aus Perth 1986-87
219 WM Lawry IR Redpath Aus SA Melbourne 1963-64
218 V Sehwag G Gambhir Ind SA Kanpur 2004-05
214 CM Spearman RG Twose NZ Zim Auckland 1995-96
214 AR Morris J Moroney Aus SA Ellis Park 1949-50
208 MJ Slater MA Taylor Aus Eng Sydney 1994-95
206 RC Fredericks LG Rowe WI Eng Kingston 1973-74
201 WM Lawry RB Simpson Aus Eng Old Trafford 1964

Also read:
Statistical highlights, Day 3
Hall creates unique record
Approaching milestones in India - South Africa Test series
Ind-SA Test encounters
Ganguly's troubled times

Rajneesh Gupta