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Brendon McCullum, BJ Watling record highest partnership for New Zealand against India

Brendon McCullum (left) and BJ Watling have also recorded the second highest partnership for New Zealand in the second innings of a Test match © AFP
Brendon McCullum (left) and BJ Watling have also recorded the second highest partnership for New Zealand in the second innings of a Test match © AFP

Feb 17, 2014

Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling have recorded the highest partnership for New Zealand against India in Test cricket. The duo have added 290 runs together against India in the second innings of the second Test in Wellington on February 17, 2014.

New Zealand are at 384 for five after 138 overs on Day Four. They lead India by 138 runs. McCullum is batting on 192 and Watling is on 103. This is McCullum’s ninth century and Watling’s third.

This partnership is also New Zealand’s second highest for the sixth wicket overall. There is another record this stand has created. This is New Zealand’s second highest second innings partnership in Test cricket.

Highest ever partnership for New Zealand against India 

Batsmen Runs Year Venue
**Brendon McCullum, BJ Watling 290* 2014 Wellington
Jesse Ryder, Ross Taylor 271 2009 Napier
Mark Richardson, Lou Vincent 231 2003 Mohali
John Reid, Bert Sutcliffe 222* 1955 Delhi
Brendon McCullum, Kane Williamson 221 2014 Auckland

**Updated when New Zealand were on 384 for five

Highest ever sixth-wicket partnership against India

Players Partnership Year Venue
Mahela Jayawardene, Prasanna Jayawardene 351 2009 Ahmedabad
**Brendon McCullum, BJ Watling 290* 2014 Wellington
Clive Lloyd, Derick Murray 250 1975 Mumbai
Imran Khan, Saleem Malik 207 1983 Faisalabad
Jeff Dujon, Clive Lloyd 207 1983 St John’s

*Updated when New Zealand were on 384 for five

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