Top 5 Highest Batting Partnerships In IND vs AUS Tests

Top 5 Highest Batting Partnerships In IND vs AUS Tests

Team India and autralia playing WTC Final on oval, Landon. India are still in the hunt and would have to register a dominating win to make it to their second consecutive WTC Finals.

Here are the top 5 highest batting partnerships in IND vs AUS Tests since 2010. 

Ricky Ponting & Michael Clarke (386 runs)

After Australia lost their first innings at 84/3 batting first in the Fourth Test in January 2012, the responsibility fell on the shoulders of former captain Ricky Ponting and then-captain Michael Clarke. The pair added 386 runs for the fourth wicket and eventually scored 600+. Ponting scored 224 while Clarke scored 210. Australia won the match by 298 runs.

Cheteshwar Pujara & Murali Vijay (370 runs)

After Australia declared their first innings at 237/9 in the second Test in Hyderabad in 2013, India lost opener Virender Sehwag for just 17 runs. Since then, Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay showed a batting masterclass as the duo added 370 runs for the second wicket. Vijay scored 167 while Pujara scored 204 as India scored 503 and won the match by an innings and 135 runs.

Michael Clarke & Michael Hussey (334* runs)

The Australian batsmen wreaked havoc on the Indian bowlers in the second Test in Sydney in 2012, when the Australian bowlers bowled India out for 191 runs. Michael Clarke scored an unbeaten 329 while Michael Hussey scored 150* as the two Michaels formed an unbroken partnership. 334 runs for the fifth wicket. Australia declared their innings at 659/4 and won the match by an innings and 68 runs.

Sachin Tendulkar & Murali Vijay (308 runs)

In the Second Test in Bangalore in 2010, Australia started strong and scored 478 runs in the first innings. In reply, India lost Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid for only 38 runs. However, Sachin Tendulkar and opener Murali Vijay put on 308 runs for the third wicket. Vijay scored 139, while Tendulkar scored 214, helping India to a total of 495 runs.

Shikhar Dhawan & Murali Vijay (289 runs)

After Australia posted 408 runs in the first innings in the 3rd Test in Mohali in 2013, team India needed to attain a first-inning lead. Openers Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan stepped up as the two batters added 289 runs for the first wicket. Shikhar Dhawan’s dismissal on 187 runs marked the end of the partnership, while Murali Vijay scored 153 runs. 

Steven Smith & Travis Head (285* runs)

Travis Head and Steve Smith etched their name on history books with an unbeaten 285 run partnership on of World Test Championship (WTC) final at Kennington Oval, London. Head and Smith now hold the record for the highest partnership in an ICC event final including World Cups, Champions Trophy and WTC final.

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