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Highest 8th Wicket Partnerships in Test

Highest 8th Wicket Partnerships in Test

The eighth wicket partnership is really crucial in Test cricket. This is a crucial point in most matcheswhere the team needs to bring home the victory in style or save the match by a whisker. The fact that only twice a batting pair has successfully managed to put three hundred plus runs on the board is proof enough that the eighth wicket isn’t simple or easy. In fact, simply looking at the time gap between the two consecutive names on the list would also outline it.

The first triple century partnership at this wicket came back in 1996 when Wasim Akram and Saqlain Mushtaq put up a huge score of 313 runs against Zimbabwe. The record was finally broken in 2010 by Stuart Broad and Jonathan Trott by scoring 332 runs against Pakistan.


The Highest 8th Wicket Partnership in Test Cricket

  • Date: August 26, 2010
  • Venue: Lord’s, England
  • Partners: Jonathan Trott (184 runs) and Stuart Broad (169 runs)
  • Opponent: Pakistan
  • This was one series that was steeped in controversy right from the start. A couple of Pakistani players were accused of spot-fixing. England had led this 4-Test series by 2-1 and Pakistan was keen on leveling the series by bringing the last win home. After winning the toss, the visitors had let the hosts bat on a track that the pacers love. Mohammad Amir seized the opportunity and came with all his guns blazing. Even the best batsmen of England had to surrender before his fierce attack that was supported from the other end by the very talented Wahab Riaz.

    At this point, the scoreboard had 102/7. Jonathon Trott stood there and watched the team fall apart like a pack of cards in front of winds. He was quickly running out of steady partners on pitch when Stuart Broad came to join him. Now, this was the pitch where the top batsmen like Cook, Collingwood, Pietersen, and Strauss had already tried their hand and failed. Who would have thought that a number nine batsman is going to come and script a story never imagined before?

    The partnership between Broad and Trott was meticulous enough to make it to the record books of Test cricket. Trott had been on the crease for 554 minutes and scored a solid 184 runs off 383 balls.

    By scoring this run, Broad made cricket history as the second-highest scores by a number nine batsman in the history of Test cricket. His 169 runs off 297 balls had lasted for a massive length of time at 426 minutes.

    The aggregate run of the duo was 332 for the eighth wicket. They broke the previous record by Wasim Akram and Saqlain Mushtaq, where they had a 313-run partnership back in 1961. The Trott and Broad partnership also helped a reeling England post a good total of 446 on the board. Pakistan was completely bamboozled in response. The team was dismissed for a mere 74 runs. England continued to deliver the blows and dismissed Pakistan for a meagre score 147. Finally, England won against Pakistan by one innings and 225 runs.

    Other Famous 8th Wicket Partnership Records in Test Cricket

    Now that you know about the highest 8th wicket partnership record in Test cricket, let’s make you familiar with the other stalwarts who have achieved this feat.


    #1 Wasim Akram and Saqlain Mushtaq (Pakistan)

    trong>The fact that Wasim Akram and Saqlain Mushtaq held on to their records for fourteen years is proof enough that Test cricket is anything but easy for the batsmen. They came in at the eighth position and scored a whopping 313 at Sheikhupura. The visitors put up a strong fight but could not get past the scores put up by the hosts.


    #2 Stephen Fleming and James Franklin (New Zealand)

    ephen Fleming and James Franklin are the two batsmen who need no introduction in terms of their ability to excel in any format. In this case, they came together to score a massive 256 against South Africa at Cape Town on April 27 in 2006. If they had stayed on the crease for a bit longer, they might have easily surpassed the record of Wasim Akram and Saqlain Mushtaq on that day.


    #3 Nathan Astle and Adam Parore (New Zealand)

    th their eighth wicket partnership that fetched 253 runs, Nathan Astle and Adam Parore made their name in the history of Test cricket forever. They achieved the feat while playing against Australia at Perth on November 30, 2001. Their partnership was the one thing that made the match even more exciting to watch.


    Top Names in the Highest Partnership in Test for 8th Wicket

    re is a list of the batsmen who have the highest Test partnership for 8th wicket, along with other details.

    Batsmen (Team) Runs Against Venue Date
    Jonathan Trott and Stuart Broad


    332 Pakistan Lord’s 26-08-2010
    Wasim Akram and Saqlain Mushtaq


    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


    246 New Zealand Lord’s 27-06-1931
    Michael Joseph Hartigan & Clem Hill


    243 England Adelaide 10-01-1908
    Virat Kohli and Jayant Yadav


    241 England Mumbai 08-12-2016
    Tom Graveney and John Murray


    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


    187 Afghanistan Abu Dhabi 10-03-2021
    Clarence Pellew and Jack Gregory


    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


    168 India Manchester 05-08-1971

    Here’s hoping to see newer entries on the list for this year and onward. After all, it ensures a brilliant show for the cricket fans.

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