Lankans hold partnership records for the second, third, and fourth wickets in Test Cricket

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.

Test matches – Highest partnerships by wicket
Wkt Runs Partners Team Opposition Scorecard
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

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