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Stat Attack – Partnerships on Day 1!

Stat Attack – Partnerships on Day 1!


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!

Wicket Batsman1 Batsman 2 Team Opposition Venue
2nd Len Hutton 160* M Leyland 156* England Australia The Oval, 1938
4th Clyde Walcott 152* Gerry Gomez 99* West Indies India Delhi, 1948
1st Bill Lawry 102* Reg Simpson 137* Australia West Indies Bridgetown, 1964
2nd Bill Edrich 194* Ken Barrington 152* England New Zealand Leeds, 1965
2nd R McCosker 126* Ian Chappell 142* Australia England The Oval, 1975
1st Geoff Marsh 125* Mark Taylor 141* Australia England Nottingham, 1989
3rd Sourav Ganguly 136* S Tendulkar 123* India England Nottingham, 1996
3rd Younis Khan 127* Inzamam-ul-Haq 184* Pakistan India Bangalore, 2004
1st N McKenzie 169* Graeme Smith 223* South Africa Bangladesh Chittagong, 2007
1st D Karthik 82* (retired hurt) W Jaffer 138* (retired hurt) India Bangladesh Mirpur, 2007
3rd Hashim Amla 169* Jacques Kallis 223* South Africa India Nagpur, 2009
4th Ricky Ponting 137* Michael Clarke 140* Australia India Adelaide, 2011
2nd Md Hafeez 172* Azhar Ali 92* Pakistan Sri Lanka Colombo(SSC), 2012
4th Hashim Amla 133* AB de Villiers 141* South Africa West Indies Pretoria, 2014
2nd Chris Rogers 158* Steve Smith 129* Australia England Lord’s, 2015



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