Highest 8th Wicket Partnership in Test

The 8th wicket partnership has its own importance in test cricket. It becomes extremely crucial when a team needs to save the match or to win it in style. Over the last two decades, only two times a batting pair successfully put plus three hundred runs stand for the 8th wicket. The first ever triple century partnership for the 8th wicket came in the year 1996 when Pakistani duo of Saqlain Mushtaq and Wasim Akram built a massive 313 run against Zimbabwe in 1996. This stayed as world record for the next 14 years before the English pair Jonathan Trott and Stuart Broad struck a world record 332-run for the 8th wicket against Pakistan in 2010.

Believe it or not, despite so many all-rounders and solid lower middle order batsmen, only three times batsmen could score more than 165 for this wicket in test matches in the last two decades. Broad and Trott’s partnership was the last time a team managed to put such a gigantic partnership for this wicket. But in the last 6 years not even 200 runs have been recorded for this wicket. Stephen Fleming and James Franklin added 256 runs for the 8th wicket in 2006, which comes third in the list of highest partnership for this wicket. This was the last time; a Kiwi pair could reach double century mark partnership for 8th wicket in test matches.

Interestingly, India has finally featured in this list of top 10 highest partnerships for the 8th wicket.

Highest 8th Wicket Partnerships in Test Match

Batsmen (Team)

Runs

Against

Venue

Date

Jonathan Trott and Stuart Broad
England
332 Pakistan Lord's

26-08-2010

Wasim Akram and Saqlain Mushtaq
Pakistan
313 Zimbabwe Sheikhupura 17-10-1996
Stephen Fleming and James Franklin
New Zealand
256 South Africa Capetown 27-04-2006
Nathan Astle and Adam Parore
New Zealand
253 Australia Perth 30-11-2001
Gubby Allen and Leslie George Ames
England
246 New Zealand Lord's 27-06-1931
Michael Joseph Hartigan & Clem Hill
Australia
243 England Adelaide 10-01-1908
Virat Kohli and Jayant Yadav
India
241 England Mumbai 08-12-2016
Tom Graveney and John Murray
England
217 West Indies The Oval 18-08-1966
Shane Dowrich and Jason Holder
West Indies
212 Zimbabwe Bulawayo 29-10-2017
Sean Williams and Donald Tiripano
Zimbabwe
187 Afghanistan Abu Dhabi 10-03-2021
Clarence Pellew and Jack Gregory
Australia
173 England Melbourne 31-12-1920
Mahela Jayawardene and Chaminda Vaas
Sri Lanka
170 South Africa Galle 04-08-2004
Ray Illingworth and Peter Lever
England
168 India Manchester 05-08-1971
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Last Updated on: 23/05/2022

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