Joe Root (left) and James Anderson during their record 10th wicket stand in Nottingham © Getty Images
Joe Root (left) and James Anderson during their record 10th wicket stand in Nottingham © Getty Images

 

Sep 5, 2014

James Anderson and Joe Root were presented special bats by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief Giles Clarke before the fifth One-Day International (ODI) between India and England at Headingley. During the first Test between India and England earlier in the summer, Root and Anderson had put up a record 198-run stand. In the process, they beat Phil Hughes and Ashton Agar’s record of 163, which was achieved at Trent Bridge in  2013.

Anderson  was ultimately dismissed for 81, which remains his highest Test score. Root did manage to get the hundred and this partnership helped England claw back into the match and prevent India from pushing for a victory.