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Cheteshwar Pujara (L) contributed 198 runs and Murali Vijay contributed 159 runs in the 370-run partnership for the second wicket © PTI

Hyderabad: Mar 4, 2013

Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay’s mammoth 370 runs partnership is now the highest for India for the second wicket in Test cricket. It has been a stand that has frustrated the touring Australians and put India in a commanding position in the second Test at Hyderabad.

Pujara and Vijay moved past the previous record of 344 by Sunil Gavaskar and Dilip Vengsarkar. The two batsmen from yesteryear amassed that unbeaten stand against the West Indies at Kolkata in 1978-79. They were also looking good to beat the best partnership for India against Australia — which was the memorable 376 by Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman at Kolkata in 2001. Here is a list of the highest second wicket partnerships for India in Test cricket:
 

Partnership

R

Opposition

Year

Murali Vijay-Cheteshwar Pujara

370

Australia

2013

Sunil Gavaskar-Dilip Vengsarkar

344*

West Indies

1978

Rahul Dravid-Gautam Gambhir

314

England

2008

Rahul Dravid-Virender Sehwag

268

South Africa

2008

Rahul Dravid-Gautam Gambhir

259

Bangladesh

2004