Highest 9th Wicket Partnership in Test Match

Even after 23 years, the South African record of 195-run stand for the 9th wicket at Johannesburg is still intact. The protease wicket keeper Mark Boucher and off-spinner Pat Symcox scored this world record partnership at a match against Pakistan in 1998. However, not too many batsmen have added plus 150-run for this wicket. Statistically, only 10 times a team has built 150 plus partnerships for the 9th wicket. In fact, long time back, in the year 1884, around 132-year back, the first ever plus 150 runs added for the 9th wicket when the English duo William Scotton and Walter William Read added 151-run partnership for the 9th wicket against Australia in the Oval.

A decade later, the Australian pair of Jack Blackham and Sydney Edward Gregory, built a world record partnership of 154-run breaking the England’s record partnership of 151-run recorded in 1884. The legendary Aussie right handed pair steered 154-run partnership for the 9th wicket in 1894 to pile up the highest 9th wicket stand in test cricket at Sydney in those days. But it took more than 69 years to break this world record.

The English batsmen Alan Smith and Sir Colin Cowdrey broke the previous 69-year old world record smashing an unbeaten 163-run stand against New Zealand at Wellington in 1963. As far as cricket statistics is concerned big partnerships for 9th wicket are quite rare. Only a handful of teams have been able to register 100 or more runs for this wicket. Shockingly, India is nowhere in the list of 150+ partnership for 9th wicket in test matches.

Highest 9th Wicket Partnerships in Test

Batsmen (Team)

Runs

Against

Venue

Match Date

Mark Boucher & Pat Symcox
(South Africa)

195

Pakistan

Johannesburg

14-02-1998

Asif Iqbal & Intikhab Alam
(Pakistan)

190

England

The Oval

24-08-1967

Mahmudullah & Abul Hasan
(Bangladesh)

184

West Indies

Khulna

21-11-2012

Jean-Paul Duminy & Dale Steyn
(South Africa)

180

Australia

Melbourne

26-12-2008

Alan Smith & Colin Cowdrey
(England)

163*

New Zealand

Wellington

01-03-1963

Clive Lloyd & Andy Roberts
(West Indies)

161

India

Kolkata

10-12-1983

Zaheer Abbas & Sarfraz Nawaz
(Pakistan)

161

England

Lahore

19-03-1984

Jack Blackham and Sydney Edward Gregory
(Australia)

154

England

Sydney

14-12-1894

William Scotton and Walter William Read
(England)

151

Australia

The Oval

11-08-1884

Eldine Baptiste & Michael Holding
(West Indies)

150

England

Birmingham

14-06-1984

 

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Last Updated on: 27/01/2021

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