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Strauss, Cook partnership in 5,000 club

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May 29, 2012 at 11:50am IST

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 -

Strauss and Cook partnership joins 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.

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

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