Ashish Reddy (above) and © PTI (File photo)
Ashish Reddy (above) and Ravi Kiran shared a partnership of 128 © PTI (File photo)

Ashish Reddy and Ravi Kiran broke the long standing record of Viv Richards and Michael Holding for the highest 10th wicket partnership in List A cricket. Bharath Seervi presents statistics on List A cricket partnership records.

The match between Hyderabad and Kerala in the Vijay Hazare Trophy produced a record tenth wicket partnership in List A cricket. The last pair of Hyderabad — Ashish Reddy and Ravi Kiran — shared a partnership of 128. They broke the long standing record of unbeaten 106 runs set by Viv Richards and Michael Holding in an ODI against England on May 31, 1984 at Old Trafford.

Hyderabad were chasing 322 against Kerala. Wickets kept falling and they were reduced to 60 for nine in the 24th over. Then the No. 11 batsman Ravi Kiran stood along with No.7 Reddy. Reddy dominated the partnership with Ravi Kiran holding one end up. Reddy brought up his fifty and then his hundred; they put on a century partnership and went on to break the 30-year old record between Richards and Holding. The pair finally stopped in the 44th over when Ravi Kiran was stumped for 27 runs off 60 balls. They added 128 runs for the last wicket. Reddy remained unbeaten on 119 off 107 balls with nine fours and eight sixes.

Richards and Holding had begun their partnership when the team’s score was 166 for nine. Richards had showed his class and smashed the bowlers. They remained unbeaten till the end and took team’s total to 272 for nine. Their record remained untouched for 30 years!

As the record for the last wicket has been broke, let us see the highest partnership for each wicket in List-A cricket.

Highest partnership for each wicket in List-A cricket

Wicket Runs Pair For Against Venue Date
1st 367* Morne van Wyk / Cameron Delport Dolphins Knights  Bloemfontein October 17, 2014
2nd 331 Sachin Tendulkar / Rahul Dravid India New Zealand  Hyderabad November 8, 1999
3rd 309* Tim Curtis / Tom Moody Worcestershire Surrey Kennington August 9, 1994
4th 276 Mominul Haque / Roshan Silva Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club Abahani Limited Bogra September 17, 2013
5th 267* Minhajul Abedin / Khaled Mahmud Bangladesh Bahawalpur  Karachi March 17, 1998
6th 226 Nigel Llong / Matthew Fleming Kent Cheshire  Bowdon June 23, 1999
7th 203* Thilina Kandamby / Rangana Herath Sri Lanka A South Africa A Benoni September 28, 2008
8th 203 Shahid Iqbal / Haaris Ayaz Karachi Whites Hyderabad (Sind)  Karachi April 8, 1999
9th 155 Chris Read / Andrew Harris Nottinghamshire Durham  Nottingham June 11, 2006
10th 128 Ashish Reddy / Ravi Kiran Hyderabad (India) Kerala Secunderabad November 10, 2014

Only one from the above had taken place in an ODIs —the 331-run stand between Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. Morne van Wyk and Cameron Delport recently broke the record of Tendulkar and Dravid for the highest List A partnerships for any wicket.

Let us also check the highest partnerships for each wicket in ODIs.

Highest partnership for each wicket in ODIs

Wicket Runs Pair For Against Venue Date
1st 286 Upul Tharanga / Sanath Jayasuriya Sri Lanka England Leeds July 1, 2006
2nd 331 Sachin Tendulkar / Rahul Dravid India New Zealand Hyderabad (Deccan) November 8, 1999
3rd 258 Darren Bravo / Denesh Ramdin West Indies Bangladesh Basseterre August 25, 2014
4th 275* Mohammad Azharuddin / Ajay Jadeja India Zimbabwe Cuttack April 9, 1998
5th 226* Eoin Morgan / Ravi Bopara England Ireland Dublin September 3, 2013
6th 218 Mahela Jayawardene / MS Dhoni Asia XI Africa XI Chennai June 10, 2007
7th 130 Andy Flower / Heath Streak Zimbabwe England Harare October 7, 2001
8th 138* Justin Kemp / Andrew Hall South Africa India Cape Town November 26, 2006
9th 132 Angelo Mathews / Lasith Malinga Sri Lanka Australia Melbourne November 3, 2010
10th 106* Viv Richards / Michael Holding West Indies England Manchester May 31, 1984

(Bharath Seervi is a cricket statistician who is obsessed with digging numbers, facts and records related to the game. An active member of Society of Cricket Statisticians of India, he blogs at www.cricketseervistats.blogspot.com. He can be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SeerviBharath and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SeerviCricket)