Monday, 17 February 2014

Highest Partnerships & Aggregates between a Captain-Wicket Keeper pair in a Test Inning

Brendon McCullum (Captain) and BJ Watling (Wicket Keeper) added 352 runs for the 6th wicket against India at Basin Reserve, Wellington. It turns to be the highest partnership between a captain and a wicket keeper in a Test Inning. They overcame the 347 runs stand between West Indies skipper, Denis Atkinson, and wicket keeper, Clairmonte Depeiaza vs Australia at Bridgetown in May 1955.

NZ captain and keeper share a record partnership in Test Cricket


Highest Partnership between a Captain-Wicket Keeper pair in a Test Inning (200+) 

Runs
Wkt
Captain
Wicket Keeper
For
Opp
Venue
Date
352
#6
Brendon McCullum
BJ Watling
NZ
Ind
Wellington
Feb 2014
347
#7
Denis Atkinson
Clairmonte Depeiaza
WI
Aus
Bridgetown
May 1955
338
#5
Graeme Smith
AB de Villiers
SA
Pak
Dubai (DSC)
Oct 2013
282*
#6
Brian Lara
Ridley Jacobs
WI
Eng
St John’s
Apr 2004
250
#6
Clive Lloyd
Deryck Murray
WI
Ind
Mumbai  (WS)
Jan 1975
223*
#3
Javed Miandad
Taslam Arif
Pak
Aus
Faisalabad
Mar 1980
221
#7
Peter van der Merve
Denis Lindsay
SA
Aus
Johannesburg
Dec 1966
207
#6
Clive Lloyd
Jeff Dujon
WI
Ind
St John’s
Apr 1983
203
#2
Sanath Jayasuriya
Kumar Sangakkara
SL
Pak
Lahore
Mar 2002


Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling's aggregate of 400+ runs in the inning is only the 3rd time a captain and keeper aggregated 400 or more runs in a Test inning. The table is lead by Brian Lara (400*) and Ridley Jacobs (107*) who aggregated 507 runs vs England at St John's in April 2004. 

Highest Aggregates between a Captain-Wicket Keeper pair in a Test Inning (300+)

Agg
Captain
WK
For
Opp
Venue
Date
507
Brian Lara (400*)
Ridley Jacobs (107*)
WI
Eng
St John’s
Apr 2004
471
Younis Khan (313)
Kamran Akmal (158*)
Pak
SL
Karachi
Feb 2009
426
Brendon McCullum (302)
BJ Watling 124
NZ
Ind
Wellington
Feb 2014
398
Graeme Smith (234)
AB de Villiers (164)
SA
Pak
Dubai (DSC)
Oct 2013
341
Denis Atkinson (219)
Clairmonte Depeiaza (122)
WI
Aus
Bridgetown
May 1955
333
Clive Lloyd (242*)
Deryck Murray (91)
WI
Ind
Mumbai (WS)
Jan 1975
320
Ricky Ponting (207)
Adam Gilchrist (113)
Aus
Pak
Sydney
Jan 2005
323
Wally Hammond (240)
Les Ames (83)
Eng
Aus
Lord’s
Jun 1938
318
Sanath Jayasuriya (88)
Kumar Sangakkara (230)
SL
Pak
Lahore
Mar 2002
316
Javed Miandad (106*)
Taslam Arif (210*)
Pak
Aus
Faisalabad
Mar 1980
314
Peter May (285*)
Godfrey Evans (29)
Eng
WI
Birmingham
Jun 1957
311
Bob Simpson (311)
Wally Grout (0)
Aus
Eng
Manchester
Jul 1964
306
Greg Chappell (235)
Rod Marsh (71)
Aus
Pak
Faisalabad
Mar 1980
303
MAK Pataudi (203*)
Budhi Kunderan (100)
Ind
Eng
Delhi
Feb 1964

# Younis Khan (313)/Kamran Akmal (158*) & Graeme Smith (234)/AB de Villiers (164) are the only instances when a captain and a wicket keeper scored 150+ in the same inning.

# Miandad/Taslim Arif & Greg Chappell/Rod Marsh were in the same test match.

# None of the above occasions resulted in a loss (Result of Ind vs NZ test is awaited) 

# Peter van der Merve/Denis Lindsay & Brendon McCullum/BJ Watling were in the 3rd innings of the match.

** Updated till 17th Feb 2014 (End of 4th day of Ind vs NZ test at Wellington)