Joe Root, James Anderson record highest 10th-wicket partnership for England
The previous and present highest partnerships… (From left) Phil Hughes (extreme left) and Ashton Agar (second from left) of Australia and Joe Root (second from right) and James Anderson of England © Getty Images


Jul 12, 2014

Joe Root and James Anderson have recorded the highest 10th-wicket partnership in Test history during the first Test at Trent Bridge between India and England on Saturday.

After Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar achieved the second highest 10th-wicket partnership for India on Friday, Root and Anderson guided England well past 450 and in the process also recording the highest 10th-wicket partnership for England. The previous highest 10th-wicket partnership for England was between Tip Foster and Wilfred Rhodes against Australia in 1903.

The previous highest 10th-wicket partnership was between Phil Hughes and Ashton Agar against England last summer during the first Ashes 2013 Test match. The duo had scored 163 runs, which saw debutant Agar also scoring a century.

Root completed his fourth century while, Anderson reached his first half-century. The last wicket was of Liam Plunkett and England were 298 for the loss of nine wickets at that point.


Here is the list:


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