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India, England create record 10th-wicket partnerships at Trent Bridge

This is also the first instance where No 11 batsmen from either sides have scored fifties in the same match © Getty Images
This is also the first instance where No 11 batsmen from either sides have scored fifties in the same match © Getty Images

By Abhijit Banare

Jul 12, 2014

Test cricket never stops to amaze as the first Test between India and England saw record 10th-wicket partnerships. After Mohammed Shami-Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s 111-run stand, Joe Root and James Anderson also added a century stand. This is the first time in Tests that both sides have put on century stand for last wicket in the same match.

This is also the first instance where the No 11 batsmen from both sides have scored fifties in the same match. England have continued to pile on the misery on India giving them the same treatment which they meted out two days ago. Earlier Shami and Bhuvneshwar had tormented the English pacers to take India to 457.

In the process, Anderson has also scored his highest individual Test score surpassing 34 against South Africa at Leeds in 2008. Anderson has also surpassed the highest score by a No 11 for England going past John Snow’s 59 in 1966 against West Indies at The Oval. This is the highest 10th-wicket partnership for England in Tests surpassing Tip Foster and Wildred Rhodes’s 130 in 1906 against Australia at Sydney.

Below are statistical details of the No 11 and 10th-wicket achievements:

Highest Partnership for 10th-wicket in Tests

Batsmen Runs Country Opposition Year
Joe Root, James Anderson  198 England   India 2014
Phil Hughes, Ashton Agar 163 Australia England 2013
Brian Hastings, Richard Collinge 151 New Zealand Australia 1973
Azhar Mahmood, Mushtaq Ahmed 151 Pakistan South Africa 1997
Dinesh Ramdin, Tino Best 143 West Indies England 2012
Wasim Raja, Wasim Bari 133 Pakistan West Indies 1977
Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan 133 India Bangladesh 2004
Tip Foster, Wilfred Rhodes 130 England Australia 1903
Ken Higgs, John Snow 128 England West Indies 1966
Johnny Taylor, Arthur Mailey 127 Australia England 1924

Highest Partnership for 10th-wicket for England in Tests

Batsmen Runs Opposition Year
Joe Root, James Anderson  198 India 2014
Tip Foster, Wilfred Rhodes 130 Australia 1903
Ken Higgs, John Snow 128 West Indies 1966
Peter Willey, Bob Willis 117* West Indies 2001
Alec Stewart, Andrew Caddick 103 Australia 1980

Highest individual score by a No 11 in Tests

Player  Runs  Team  Opposition Year
Ashton Agar 98 Australia England 2013
Tino Best 95 West Indies England 2012
James Anderson  81 England  India  2014
Zaheer Khan 75 India Bangladesh 2004
Richard Collinge  68* New Zealand Pakistan 1973
Bert Vogler  62* South Africa England 1906
Glenn McGrath 61 Australia New Zealand 2004
Wasim Bari  60* Pakistan West Indies 1977

Highest individual scores by a No 11 for England in Tests

Batsman Runs Opposition Year
James Anderson 81 India 2014
John Snow 59* West Indies 1966
Andrew Caddick 49* Australia 2001
Derek Underwood 45* Australia 1968
William Attwell 43* Australia 1892

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