World Record Test Cricket Partnership - 624

By Mahela and Sangakkara

The two Sri Lankan cricketers Mahela Jayawardana (captain) and Kumara Sangakkara (vice captain) put a world record partnership - 624 for any wicket on last Saturday (29/07/2007) against South Africa, a leading cricket team. This is the first time a partnership grew over 600 mark in cricket history.

In this brilliant knock the scorecard of the two players;
  • Mahela J - 374 (752 mins, 572 balls) with 43x4 & 1x6
  • Sangakkara K - 287 (675 mins, 457 balls) with 35x4
This is Sangakkara's 4th double hundred (& carrier best) while Mahela's first ever 300. This is the 21st time a player passed the 300 mark ever in history.

Updates for record books

World level

  1. Best partnership for any wicket - 624 runs (& so the best partnership for the 3rd wicket as well)
    • 576 - Sanath Jayasuriya & Roshan Mahanama (SL) v IND 1997
    • 467 - Andrew Jones & Martin Crowe (NZ) v SL 1990
  2. Best scores by two batsmen in the same innings.
    • Garfield Sobers (unbeaten 365) and Conrad Hunte (260) for the West Indies against Pakistan in 1958
  3. 4th best score by a player (374)
    • 400 - Brian Lara, WI v ENG (2003)
    • 389 - Mathiew Hayden, AU v ZIM (2003)
    • 375 - Brian Lara, WI v ENG (1993)
  4. 6th top score in a inning by a team
    • 952-6d SL v IND (1997)
    • 903-7d ENG v AU (1938)
    • 849 ENG v WI (1929)
    • 790-3d WI v PAK (1957)
    • 758-8d AU v WI (1954)

Sri Lankan level

  1. Best score by a player (374)
    • Previously held by Sanath Jayasuriya - 340 SL v IND (1997)
  2. 2nd Best score in a inning
    • 957 - SL v IND (1997)
[I believe these statistics are correct and if there's something missing just remind me]

And.....Congradulations
SL won this match by an innings and 153 runs.


This is a wonderful time for Sri Lankan cricket which reminds the 1996 world cup tournament. All cricket fans are waiting to see the coming adventures of Sri Lankan team while wishing their success.

All the very best guys.

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