Records / Test matches / Partnership records / Highest overall partnership runs by a pair

Highest partnership runs in a career
Partners Span Inns NO Runs High Ave 100 50
R Dravid, SR Tendulkar (India) 1996-2012 143 6 6920 249 50.51 20 29
DPMD Jayawardene, KC Sangakkara (SL) 2000-2014 120 4 6554 624 56.50 19 27
CG Greenidge, DL Haynes (WI) 1978-1991 148 11 6482 298 47.31 16 26
ML Hayden, JL Langer (Aus) 1997-2007 122 4 6081 255 51.53 14 28
AN Cook, AJ Strauss (Eng) 2006-2012 132 2 5253 229 40.40 14 21
ML Hayden, RT Ponting (Aus) 2001-2009 76 5 4765 272 67.11 16 22
MS Atapattu, ST Jayasuriya (SL) 1997-2007 122 7 4533 335 39.41 9 24
G Gambhir, V Sehwag (India) 2004-2012 87 3 4412 233 52.52 11 25
SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar (India) 1996-2008 71 3 4173 281 61.36 12 16
R Dravid, VVS Laxman (India) 1996-2012 86 7 4065 376 51.45 12 14
HM Amla, JH Kallis (SA) 2004-2013 67 3 3923 377* 61.29 11 10
MJ Slater, MA Taylor (Aus) 1993-1999 78 2 3887 260 51.14 10 16
MA Atherton, AJ Stewart (Eng) 1990-2000 89 3 3687 226 42.87 9 20
HM Amla, GC Smith (SA) 2006-2014 65 1 3658 259 57.15 10 12
DL Haynes, RB Richardson (WI) 1983-1994 77 7 3650 297 52.14 11 16
WM Lawry, RB Simpson (Aus) 1961-1968 64 3 3600 382 59.01 9 18
JH Kallis, G Kirsten (SA) 1997-2004 64 6 3592 249 61.93 9 17
DC Boon, MA Taylor (Aus) 1989-1996 85 4 3583 221 44.23 8 20
AN Cook, KP Pietersen (Eng) 2006-2013 58 3 3558 206 64.69 13 15
ME Trescothick, MP Vaughan (Eng) 2000-2005 72 3 3529 255 51.14 10 19
VVS Laxman, SR Tendulkar (India) 1996-2012 73 4 3523 353 51.05 9 19
JL Langer, RT Ponting (Aus) 1998-2006 48 6 3451 327 82.16 14 12
ME Waugh, SR Waugh (Aus) 1991-2002 73 3 3435 231 49.07 9 19
R Dravid, V Sehwag (ICC/India) 2002-2012 60 2 3405 410 58.70 10 11
MJ Clarke, MEK Hussey (Aus) 2005-2013 64 3 3372 334* 55.27 9 13
JB Hobbs, H Sutcliffe (Eng) 1924-1930 39 1 3339 283 87.86 15 11
R Dravid, SC Ganguly (India) 1996-2008 68 6 3294 194* 53.12 10 12
HH Gibbs, GC Smith (SA) 2002-2008 68 3 3274 368 50.36 7 13
SM Gavaskar, DB Vengsarkar (India) 1976-1987 67 2 3272 344* 50.33 10 12
DPMD Jayawardene, TT Samaraweera (SL) 2003-2013 55 2 3247 437 61.26 11 9
BC Lara, RR Sarwan (WI) 2000-2006 58 0 3198 232 55.13 12 8
Mohammad Yousuf, Younis Khan (Pak) 2000-2009 42 2 3137 363 78.42 9 12
CPS Chauhan, SM Gavaskar (India) 1973-1981 60 3 3127 213 54.85 11 10
AB de Villiers, JH Kallis (SA) 2004-2013 44 3 3108 256 75.80 13 7
MA Atherton, GA Gooch (Eng) 1989-1995 57 0 3048 263 53.47 9 12
IR Bell, KP Pietersen (Eng) 2005-2014 57 1 3028 350 54.07 10 8
Inzamam-ul-Haq, Yousuf Youhana (Pak) 1998-2007 57 4 3013 259 56.84 10 13
HH Gibbs, G Kirsten (SA) 1996-2003 63 0 2949 256 46.80 8 11
L Hutton, C Washbrook (Eng) 1937-1951 53 3 2900 359 58.00 8 13
PA de Silva, A Ranatunga (SL) 1985-2000 57 4 2812 189* 53.05 11 11
AJ Strauss, ME Trescothick (Eng) 2004-2006 52 1 2670 273 52.35 8 12
PD Collingwood, KP Pietersen (Eng) 2005-2010 45 1 2642 310 60.04 9 10
S Chanderpaul, BC Lara (WI) 1994-2006 57 1 2621 219 46.80 9 9
MA Butcher, N Hussain (Eng) 1997-2004 52 1 2610 189 51.17 9 7
AN Cook, IJL Trott (Eng) 2009-2013 45 2 2557 329* 59.46 9 6
R Dravid, G Gambhir (India) 2004-2012 47 1 2530 314 55.00 7 9
DC Boon, GR Marsh (Aus) 1985-1991 55 3 2500 217 48.07 6 12
DC Boon, AR Border (Aus) 1984-1994 53 3 2397 170 47.94 8 8
M Azharuddin, SR Tendulkar (India) 1989-2000 42 1 2385 222 58.17 9 5
M Amarnath, SM Gavaskar (India) 1976-1987 44 1 2366 224 55.02 10 7
GA Gooch, DI Gower (Eng) 1978-1992 46 0 2355 351 51.19 8 8
JH Kallis, AG Prince (SA) 2002-2011 50 1 2344 267 47.83 6 11
MJ Clarke, RT Ponting (Aus) 2005-2012 36 1 2330 386 66.57 5 9
Majid Khan, Sadiq Mohammad (Pak) 1972-1981 42 3 2325 195 59.61 6 14
AR Border, DM Jones (Aus) 1984-1992 40 5 2304 214 65.82 9 8
Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan (Pak) 2001-2014 36 5 2297 218 74.09 12 2
JB Hobbs, W Rhodes (Eng) 1910-1921 40 1 2294 323 58.82 8 6
MS Atapattu, KC Sangakkara (SL) 2000-2007 42 0 2290 438 54.52 6 9
HH Gibbs, JH Kallis (SA) 1998-2007 48 1 2270 315* 48.29 5 11
KF Barrington, ER Dexter (Eng) 1959-1965 36 2 2265 246 66.61 6 11
N Hussain, GP Thorpe (Eng) 1993-2004 55 5 2258 288 45.16 8 5
IA Healy, SR Waugh (Aus) 1988-1999 61 2 2250 187 38.13 6 6
AB de Villiers, GC Smith (SA) 2004-2013 41 0 2213 338 53.97 5 7
MEK Hussey, RT Ponting (Aus) 2005-2012 43 2 2206 209 53.80 7 11
KF Barrington, MC Cowdrey (Eng) 1959-1968 38 4 2203 193 64.79 8 9
Mohsin Khan, Mudassar Nazar (Pak) 1978-1986 56 2 2189 157 40.53 3 17
CC Hunte, RB Kanhai (WI) 1958-1967 45 2 2176 163 50.60 5 14
AR Border, KJ Hughes (Aus) 1978-1984 46 0 2175 222 47.28 6 10
G Boycott, GA Gooch (Eng) 1978-1982 56 3 2150 145 40.56 5 12
RT Ponting, SR Waugh (Aus) 1995-2004 36 1 2136 281 61.02 7 8
Javed Miandad, Mudassar Nazar (Pak) 1977-1988 28 0 2117 451 75.60 10 3
HM Amla, AB de Villiers (SA) 2005-2014 37 1 2115 308 58.75 6 11
AN Petersen, GC Smith (SA) 2010-2014 52 2 2113 153 42.26 6 9
Javed Miandad, Shoaib Mohammad (Pak) 1984-1993 23 0 2112 248 91.82 8 7
S Chanderpaul, CL Hooper (WI) 1995-2002 39 0 2083 293 53.41 6 5
G Boycott, JH Edrich (Eng) 1964-1972 46 4 2082 172 49.57 6 12
DC Boon, ME Waugh (Aus) 1991-1996 37 1 2067 175 57.41 11 6
Javed Miandad, Zaheer Abbas (Pak) 1976-1985 41 3 2042 287 53.73 6 9
MS Atapattu, DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 1998-2007 36 1 2025 206 57.85 8 6
TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara (SL) 2001-2013 42 1 2002 225 48.82 7 6
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v West Indies at Centurion, 1st Test, Dec 17-20, 2014 [Test # 2150]
Australia v India at Brisbane, 2nd Test, Dec 17-20, 2014 [Test # 2149]
Australia v India at Adelaide, 1st Test, Dec 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2148]

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