In the ongoing second Test of the Ashes series at Lord’s, Australia ended Day 1 on 337/1, with Chris Rogers and Steve Smith both scoring unbeaten centuries in a huge 259-run partnership. In this article, we present to you a list of Test matches where a side ended the first day of the match with an unbeaten partnerships of at least 250 runs!

WicketBatsman1Batsman 2TeamOppositionVenue
2ndLen Hutton 160*M Leyland 156*EnglandAustraliaThe Oval, 1938
4thClyde Walcott 152*Gerry Gomez 99*West IndiesIndiaDelhi, 1948
1stBill Lawry 102*Reg Simpson 137*AustraliaWest IndiesBridgetown, 1964
2ndBill Edrich 194*Ken Barrington 152*EnglandNew ZealandLeeds, 1965
2ndR McCosker 126*Ian Chappell 142*AustraliaEnglandThe Oval, 1975
1stGeoff Marsh 125*Mark Taylor 141*AustraliaEnglandNottingham, 1989
3rdSourav Ganguly 136*S Tendulkar 123*IndiaEnglandNottingham, 1996
3rdYounis Khan 127*Inzamam-ul-Haq 184*PakistanIndiaBangalore, 2004
1stN McKenzie 169*Graeme Smith 223*South AfricaBangladeshChittagong, 2007
1stD Karthik 82* (retired hurt)W Jaffer 138* (retired hurt)IndiaBangladeshMirpur, 2007
3rdHashim Amla 169*Jacques Kallis 223*South AfricaIndiaNagpur, 2009
4thRicky Ponting 137*Michael Clarke 140*AustraliaIndiaAdelaide, 2011
2ndMd Hafeez 172*Azhar Ali 92*PakistanSri LankaColombo(SSC), 2012
4thHashim Amla 133*AB de Villiers 141*South AfricaWest IndiesPretoria, 2014
2ndChris Rogers 158*Steve Smith 129*AustraliaEnglandLord’s, 2015

 

 

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