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Tenth highest opening partnership for India

Last updated on: November 23, 2004 12:11 IST

The unbroken 185 run-partnership between Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir at the end of day three is the third highest opening wicket partnership for India since Sunil Gavaskar's retirement from Test cricket.

Overall this partnership is now the tenth highest for India for the opening wicket against all countries.
Runs Batsmen Vs Venue Series
413 MH Mankad Pankaj Roy NZ Madras (Corp) 1955-56
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
192 SM Gavaskar CPS Chauhan Pak Lahore 1978-79
192 SM Gavaskar CPS Chauhan Aus Bombay (WS) 1979-80
191 SM Gavaskar K Srikkanth Aus Sydney 1985-86
191 VVS Laxman NS Sidhu Aus Kolkata 1997-98
185* V Sehwag G Gambhir SA Kanpur 2004-05

The Sehwag-Gambhir partnership is the highest opening partnership for India and 12th highest in all Tests against South Africa.

The previous highest opening stand for India was a paltry 90 between Vikram Rathore and Nayan Mongia at Johnnesburg in 1996-97
Runs Batsmen For Venue Series
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
214 AR Morris J Moroney Aus Ellis Park 1949-50
202 JL Langer ML Hayden Aus Melbourne 2001-02
193 MS Atapattu ST Jayasuriya SL Galle 2000-01
190 CC McDonald JW Burke Aus Cape Town 1957-58
185* V Sehwag G Gambhir Ind Kanpur 2004-05

The Sehwag-Gambhir partnership is the ninth highest opening partnership on Indian soil as shown in the following table:
Runs Batsmen For Vs Venue Series
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
201 SB Bangar V Sehwag Ind WI Mumbai (WS) 2002-03
200 SM Gavaskar K Srikkanth Ind Pak Madras (MAC) 1986-87
192 SM Gavaskar CPS Chauhan Ind Aus Bombay (WS) 1979-80
191 VVS Laxman NS Sidhu Ind Aus Kolkata 1997-98
185* V Sehwag G Gambhir Ind SA Kanpur 2004-05

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Rajneesh Gupta