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Jul 12, 2014 at 09:18pm IST

England's Root, Anderson set world record for 10th-wicket partnership in Tests

Nottingham: England's Joe Root and James Anderson set a new record for the most runs scored by a tenth-wicket partnership in Test cricket, on the fourth day of the first Test against India at Trent Bridge on Saturday.

The duo surpassed the previous tenth-wicket Test record of 163 - shared by Australia's Phil Hughes and Ashton Agar against England, also at Trent Bridge, last year - when Root clipped left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja for a leg-side single.

It was the second impressive tenth-wicket stand of the match after Bhuvneshwar Kumar (58) and Mohammed Shami (51 not out) had put on 111 for India in a first innings total 457.

England's Root, Anderson set world record for 10th-wicket partnership in Tests

The last-wicket pair surpassed the previous record of 163 to take England past India's 457 on day four of the first Test at Trent Bridge. (Getty Images)

Yet, thanks to the efforts of century-maker Root and Anderson, England achieved a first-innings lead, having been 298 for nine on Friday.

This match was also the first in 137 years of Test cricket where both sides had seen their last-wicket duo share hundred partnerships and where both number elevens - Shami and Anderson - had made fifties.

Highest 10th-wicket partnerships in Test cricket:

198 - Joe Root and James Anderson, England vs India, Nottingham, 2014

163 - Phillip Hughes and Ashton Agar, Australia vs England, Nottingham, 2013

151 - Brian Hastings and Richard Collinge, New Zealand vs Pakistan, Auckland, 1973

151 - Azhar Mahmood and Mushtaq Ahmed, Pakistan vs South Africa, Rawalpindi, 1997

143 - Denesh Ramdin and Tino Best, West Indies vs England, Birmingham, 2012

133 - Wasim Raja and Wasim Bari, Pakistan vs West Indies, Bridgetown, 1977

133 - Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan, India vs Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2004

130 - Tip Foster and Wildred Rhodes, England vs Australia, Sydney, 1903

111 - Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami, India vs England, Nottingham, 2014

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