After snatching the test crown, handing Dhoni his first series defeat, now England has snatched another piece of history from India. Pietersen and Bell has created a new record of highest runs for any wickets in India-England Test matches breaking the old record of 316 runs recorded by Viswanath and Yashpal Sharma for third wicket in 1982. Here is a list of biggest partnerships in India-England Test History.
- 350-run partnership between Ian Bell and Kevin Pietersen is the joint 33rd highest partnership in test cricket.
This is England’s 7th highest partnership against any nation.
This is the 4th highest partnership against India.
Srilanka’s 576 run partnership for 2nd wicket, Pakistan’s 451 run partnership between Mudassar Nazar and Miandad for 3rd wicket and Srilanka’s 351-run partnership between Mahela Jayawardene and H Jayawardene are other three instances of highest partnerships against India.
Top 10 Partnerships by runs
- 350 3rd Bell & Pietersen, Eng (Oval, 2011)
316 3rd Viswanath & Yashpal, Ind (Chennai, 1982)
314 2nd Gambhir & Dravid, Ind (Mohali, 2008)
308 3rd Gooch & Lamb, Eng (Lord’s, 1990)
266 4th Hammond & Worthington, Eng (Oval, 1936)
255 3rd Ganguly & Tendulkar, Ind (Nottingham, 1996)
254 5th Fletcher & A Greig, Eng (Mumbai BS, 1973)
252 4th Boycott & D’Oliveira, Eng (Leeds, 1967)
249 4th Ganguly & Tendulkar, Ind (Leeds, 2002)
241 2nd Fowler & Gatting, Eng (Chennai, 1985)
Highest Partnerships by Wickets
- 1st 225 Gooch & Atherton (Manchester, 1990)
2nd 314 Gambhir & Dravid (Mohali, 2008)
3rd 350 Bell & Pietersen (Oval, 2011)
4th 266 Hammond & Worthington (Oval, 1936)
5th 254 Fletcher & A Greig (Mumbai BS, 1973)
6th 171 Botham & R Taylor (Mumbai, 1980)
7th 235 Shastri & Kirmani (Mumbai, 1984)
8th 168 Illingworth & P Lever (Manchester, 1971)
9th 104 Shastri & Madan Lal (Delhi, 1981)
10th 73 Kumble & Sreesanth (Oval, 2007)