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A few marathon partnerships

The unbroken 403-run partnership for the first wicket between Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid on the fourth day of the first Test in Lahore on Monday is the 11th highest, for any wicket, in Test history.

The top 10:

576 — second wicket, R. Mahanama-S. Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka v India, 1997.

467 — third wicket, A. Jones-M. Crowe, NZ v Sri Lanka, 1990/91.

451 — second wicket, D. Bradman-W.H. Ponsford, Australia v England, 1934.

451 — third wicket, Mudassar Nazar-Javed Miandad, Pakistan v India, 1982/83.

446 — second wicket, C. Hunte-G. Sobers, West Indies v Pakistan, 1957/58.

438 — second wicket, M. Atapattu-K. Sangakkara, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, 2004.

429 (unbeaten) — third wicket, J. Rudolph-H. Dippenaar, South Africa v Bangladesh, 2003.

413 — first wicket, Pankaj Roy-Vinoo Mankad, India v New Zealand, 1955/56.

411 — fourth wicket, Colin Cowdrey-Peter May, England v West Indies, 1957.

405 — fifth wicket, D. Bradman-S. Barnes, Australia v England, 1946/47.

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