Thilan Samaraweera and Mahela Jayawardena broke Cowdrey and May’s 4th wicket partnership record of 411 runs. Sri Lanka now hold the record for highest Second, Third, and Fourth wicket partnerships in Test Cricket.
Sanath Jayasuriya and Roshan Mahanama hold the record for the highest Second wicket partnership with 576 runs. The video above contains highlights of that knock and Sri Lanka’s world record score of 952/6 dec.
Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene’s 624 run stand is the highest for any Third wicket partnership in Test Cricket. It is also the highest ever partnership for any wicket in all forms of the game.
|1st||415||ND McKenzie, GC Smith||SA||BANG||Test # 1865|
|2nd||576||ST Jayasuriya, RS Mahanama||SL||IND||Test # 1374|
|3rd||624||KC Sangakkara, DPMD Jayawardene||SL||SA||Test # 1810|
|4th||437||DPMD Jayawardene, TT Samaraweera||SL||PAK||Test # 1909|
|5th||405||SG Barnes, DG Bradman||AUS||ENG||Test # 280|