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    Strauss, Cook partnership in 5,000 club

    Andrew Strauss and his opening partner Alastair Cook became only the fifth partnership in Test history to have put on more than 5,000 runs together.

    Nottingham: England captain Andrew Strauss and his opening partner Alastair Cook became only the fifth partnership in Test history to have put on more than 5,000 runs together here. They went past the landmark with a stand of 89 as England beat West Indies by nine wickets to win the second Test at Trent Bridge on Monday.

    The other duos to have achieved the feat are West Indies' Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes, Australia's Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer, India's Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar and Sri Lanka's Mahela Jaywardene and Kumar Sangakkara.

    The detailed statistics are -

    5,000 runs as partners in Tests:

    1) R Dravid/S Tendulkar (INDIA)

    Span - 1996-2012

    Innings - 143

    Not-Outs - 6

    Runs - 6,920

    Highest Stand - 249

    Average runs per stand - 50.51

    Century stands - 20

    Fifty stands - 29

    2) G Greenidge/D Haynes (WEST INDIES)

    Span - 1978-1991

    Innings - 148

    Not-Outs - 11

    Runs - 6,482

    Highest Stand - 298

    Average runs per stand - 47.31

    Century stands - 16

    Fifty stands - 26

    3) M Hayden/J Langer (AUSTRALIA)

    Span - 1997-2007

    Innings - 122

    Not-Outs - 4

    Runs - 6,081

    Highest Stand - 255

    Average runs per stand - 51.53

    Century stands - 14

    Fifty stands - 28

    4) M Jayawardene/K Sangakkara (SRI LANKA)

    Span - 2000-

    Innings - 97

    Not-Outs - 3

    Runs - 5,444

    Highest Stand - 624

    Average runs per stand - 57.91

    Century stands - 14

    Fifty stands - 23

    5) A Cook/A Strauss (ENGLAND)

    Span - 2006-

    Innings - 125

    Not-Outs - 2

    Runs - 5,085

    Highest Stand - 229

    Average runs per stand - 41.34

    Century stands - 14

    Fifty stands - 19