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Tendulkar, Laxman on record-breaking spree

January 03, 2004 15:31 IST

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Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman established many new records during the course of their 353-run partnership in the first innings of the fourth Test against Australia in Sydney on Saturday.

Their stand is now the highest ever fourth-wicket partnership against Australia by any country. The pair obliterated the 288-run partnership between Englishmen Nasser Hussain and Graham Thorpe at Edgbaston in 1997.

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It is also India's best for the fourth wicket in all Tests, bettering the 281 run-partnership between Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly against New Zealand at Ahmedabad in 1999-00.

The partnership is also the highest for any wicket for India on foreign soil, beating the 303-run stand between Rahul Dravid and Laxman in the first innings of the Adelaide Test of this series.

Overall, it is the third best partnership for any wicket for India, third best for any wicket by any country against Australia and ranks 22nd in Test cricket.

Highest partnerships in Test cricket
Runs Wkt Batsmen For Vs Venue Series
576 2nd ST Jayasuriya RS Mahanama SL Ind Colombo (RPS) 1997-98
467 3rd AH Jones MD Crowe NZ SL Wellington 1990-91
451 3rd Mudassar Nazar Javed Miandad Pak Ind Hyderabad (Niaz) 1982-83
451 2nd WH Ponsford DG Bradman Aus Eng The Oval 1934
446 2nd CC Hunte GStA Sobers WI Pak Kingston 1957-58
429* 3rd JA Rudolph HH Dippenaar SA Ban Chittagong 2002-03
413 1st MH Mankad Pankaj Roy Ind NZ Madras (Corp) 1955-56
411 4th PBH May MC Cowdrey Eng WI Edgbaston 1957
405 5th SG Barnes DG Bradman Aus Eng Sydney 1946-47
399 4th GStA Sobers FMM Worrell WI Eng Bridgetown 1959-60
397 3rd Qasim Omar Javed Miandad Pak SL Faisalabad 1985-86
388 4th WH Ponsford DG Bradman Aus Eng Headingley 1934
387 1st GM Turner TW Jarvis NZ WI Georgetown 1971-72
385 5th SR Waugh GS Blewett Aus SA Johannesburg (Wanderers) 1996-97
382 2nd L Hutton M Leyland Eng Aus The Oval 1938
382 1st WM Lawry RB Simpson Aus WI Bridgetown 1964-65
376 5th VVS Laxman RS Dravid Ind Aus Calcutta 2000-01
370 3rd WJ Edrich DCS Compton Eng SA Lord's 1947
369 2nd JH Edrich KF Barrington Eng NZ Headingley 1965
368 1st GC Smith HH Gibbs SA Pak Cape Town 2002-03
359 1st L Hutton C Washbrook Eng SA Johannesburg (Ellis Park) 1948-49
353 4th SR Tendulkar VVS Laxman Ind Aus Sydney 2003-04
352* 3rd Ijaz Ahmed Inzamam-ul-Haq Pak SL Dhaka 1998-99
351 2nd GA Gooch DI Gower Eng Aus The Oval 1985
350 4th Mushtaq Mohammad Asif Iqbal Pak NZ Dunedin 1972-73

Highest Partnerships for India
Runs Wkt Batsmen For Vs Venue Series
413 1st MH Mankad Pankaj Roy Ind NZ Madras (Corp) 1955-56
376 5th VVS Laxman RS Dravid Ind Aus Calcutta 2000-01
353 4th SR Tendulkar VVS Laxman Ind Aus Sydney 2003-04
344* 2nd SM Gavaskar DB Vengsarkar Ind WI Calcutta 1978-79
316 3rd GR Viswanath Yashpal Sharma Ind Eng Madras (Chepauk) 1981-82
303 5th RS Dravid VVS Laxman Ind Aus Adelaide 2003-04
298* 6th DB Vengsarkar RJ Shastri Ind Aus Bombay (WS) 1986-87
281 4th SR Tendulkar SC Ganguly Ind NZ Ahmedabad 1999-00
272 6th M Azharuddin N Kapil Dev Ind SL Kanpur 1986-87
256 4th SC Ganguly SR Tendulkar Ind SL Bombay (WS) 1997-98
255 3rd SC Ganguly SR Tendulkar Ind Eng Trent Bridge 1996

Highest Partnership for each wicket for India
Wkt Runs Batsmen For Vs Venue Series
1st 413 MH Mankad Pankaj Roy Ind NZ Madras (Corp) 1955-56
2nd 344* SM Gavaskar DB Vengsarkar Ind WI Calcutta 1978-79
3rd 316 GR Viswanath Yashpal Sharma Ind Eng Madras (Chepauk) 1981-82
4th 353 SR Tendulkar VVS Laxman Ind Aus Sydney 2003-04
5th 376 VVS Laxman RS Dravid Ind Aus Calcutta 2000-01
6th 298* DB Vengsarkar RJ Shastri Ind Aus Bombay (WS) 1986-87
7th 235 RJ Shastri SMH Kirmani Ind Eng Bombay (WS) 1984-85
8th 161 A Kumble M Azharuddin Ind SA Calcutta 1996-97
9th 149 PG Joshi RB Desai Ind Pak Bombay (WS) 1960-61
10th 109 HR Adhikari Ghulam Ahmed Ind Pak Delhi 1952-53

Highest Partnerships against Australia
Runs Wkt Batsmen For Vs Venue Series
382 2nd L Hutton M Leyland Eng Aus The Oval 1938
376 5th VVS Laxman RS Dravid Ind Aus Calcutta 2000-01
353 4th SR Tendulkar VVS Laxman Ind Aus Sydney 2003-04
351 2nd GA Gooch DI Gower Eng Aus The Oval 1985
347 7th DStE Atkinson CC Depeiza WI Aus Bridgetown 1954-55
341 3rd EJ Barlow RG Pollock SA Aus Adelaide 1963-64
331 2nd RT Robinson DI Gower Eng Aus Edgbaston 1985
323 1st JB Hobbs W Rhodes Eng Aus Melbourne 1911-12
322 5th BC Lara JC Adams WI Aus Kingston 1998-99
308 3rd RB Richardson IVA Richards WI Aus St. John's 1983-84
303 5th RS Dravid VVS Laxman Ind Aus Adelaide 2003-04

Rajneesh Gupta