Ponting, Clarke smash more records

Several long-standing records fall during their 386-run stand in Adelaide.

Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke added 386 runs for the fourth wicket in the Adelaide Test. It’s the 82nd 300-run partnership in Test cricket, and the fourth largest for Australia. The top three involve Don Bradman.

Australia’s biggest Test partnerships (above 350 runs):

No

Partners

Wkt

Runs

Oppn

Ground

Date

1

DG Bradman, WH

Ponsford

2

451

Eng

The Oval

1934

2

SG Barnes, DG

Bradman

5

405

Eng

Sydney

1946

3

DG Bradman, WH

Ponsford

4

388

Eng

Leeds

1934

4

MJ Clarke, RT

Ponting

4

386

Ind

Adelaide

2012

5

GS Blewett, SR Waugh

5

385

SAF

Johannesburg

1997

6

WM Lawry, RB Simpson

1

382

Win

Bridgetown

1965

7

MJ Clarke, RT

Ponting

4

352

Pak

Hobart

2010


This is the third highest Test partnership against India. Only twice before have India conceded 350 before. The top 10 stands against India. Five have happened under MS Dhoni’s tenure.

No

Partners

Wkt

Runs

Team

Ground

Date

1

ST Jayasuriya, RS

Mahanama

2

576

Srl

Col-RPs

1997

2

Javed Miandad,

Mudassar Nazar

3

451

Pak

Hyd-Pak

1983

3

MJ Clarke, RT

Ponting

4

386

Aus

Adelaide

2012

4

DPMD Jayawardene,


HAPW Jayawardene

6

351

Srl

Ahmedabad

2009

5

IR Bell, KP

Pietersen

3

350

Eng

The Oval

2011

6

HM Amla, JH Kallis

3

340

SAF

Nagpur

2010

7

MJ Clarke, MEK

Hussey

5

334*

Aus

Sydney

2012

8

Inzamam-ul-Haq,

Younis Khan

3

324

Pak

Bangalore

2005

9

Mohammad Yousuf,

Younis Khan

3

319

Pak

Lahore

2006

10

GA Gooch, AJ Lamb

3

308

Eng

Lord's

1990


Clarke and Ponting beat the previous record for the highest Test stand at the Adelaide Oval: 341 for the third wicket between Eddie Barlow and Graeme Pollock of South Africa in 1964.

No

Partners

Wkt

Runs

Team

Oppn

Date

1

MJ Clarke, RT

Ponting

4

386

Aus

Ind

2012

2

EJ Barlow, RG

Pollock

3

341

SAF

Aus

1964

3

PD Collingwood, KP

Pietersen

4

310

Eng

Aus

2006

4

R Dravid, VVS Laxman

5

303

Ind

Aus

2003


Ponting {221} and Clarke {210} scored double hundreds providing the 16th occasion of two batsmen scoring double hundreds in a test innings in the annals of test cricket.

Team

Oppn

Ground

Season

Batsman

Score

Batsman

Score

Aus

Eng

The Oval

1934

WH Ponsford

266

DG Bradman

244

Aus

Eng

Sydney

1946/47

SG Barnes

234

DG Bradman

234

Win

Pak

Kingston

1957/58

CC Hunte

260

GS Sobers

365*

Aus

Win

Bridgetown

1964/65

WM Lawry

210

RB Simpson

201

Pak

Ind

Hyd-Pak

1982/83

M Nazar

231

J Miandad

280*

Eng

Ind

Chennai

1984/85

G Flower

201

MW Gatting

207

Pak

Srl

Faisalabad

1985/86

Qasim Umar

206

J Miandad

203*

Srl

Ind

Col-RPS

1997

ST Jaysauriya

340

RS Mahanama

225

Pak

Srl

Dhaka

1998/99

Ijaz Ahmed

211

Inzamam-ul-Haq

200

Srl

Zim

Bulawayo

2004

MS Atapattu

249

KC Sangakkara

270

Win

SAF

Georgetown

2005

WW Hinds

213

S Chanderpaul

203*

Srl

SAF

Col-SSC

2006

KC Sangakkara

287

M Jayawardene

374

SAF

Ban

Chittagong

2007/08

ND Mckenzie

226

GC Smith

232

Ind

Aus

Delhi

2008/09

G Gambhir

206

VVS Laxman

200

Srl

Pak

Karachi

2008/09

M Jayawardene

240

TT Samaraweera

231

Aus

Ind

Adelaide

2011/12

RT Ponting

221

MJ Clarke

210

Matches