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Highest seventh-wicket partnership against India

August 04, 2005 16:17 IST
The unbeaten match-winning partnership of 126 runs between Mahela Jayawardene and Upul Chandana at Dambulla on Wednesday is the highest ever partnership for the seventh wicket against India.

The pair obliterated the previous record stand of 114 between South Africa's Mark Boucher and Lance Klusener at Nagpur in 1999-00.

The following table has the details of highest seventh wicket-partnerships against India:

Players Runs For Vs Venue Season
DPMD Jayawardene UDU Chandana 126* SL Ind Dambulla 2005
MV Boucher L Klusener 114 SAf Ind Nagpur 1999-00
SR Waugh GC Dyer 102* Aus Ind Delhi (FSK) 1986-87
Shoaib Malik Moin Khan 99 Pak Ind Lahore 2003-04
HH Streak SM Ervine 93* Zim Ind Hobart (BO) 2003-04
MA Ouma B Patel 92 Ken Ind Rose Bowl 2004
MP Vaughan AF Giles 92 Eng Ind Lord's 2004
MW Gatting PR Downton 86* Eng Ind Pune 1984-85
ADR Campbell AR Whittall 81 Zim Ind Sharjah 1998-99

The 126-run unbeaten partnership between Jayawardene and Chandana is in fact the second highest for the seventh wicket in all ODIs.

The details:

Players Runs For Vs Venue Season
A Flower HH Streak 130 Zim Eng Harare 2001-02
DPMD Jayawardene UDU Chandana 126* SL Ind Dambulla 2005
Yousuf Youhana Rashid Latif 124 Pak Aus Cardiff 2001
TM Odoyo AO Suji 119 Ken Zim Aga Khan S.C. 1997-98
PJL Dujon MD Marshall 115 WI Pak Gujranwala 1986-87
AC Parore LK Germon 115 NZ Pak Sharjah 1996-97

Rajneesh Gupta