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Tendulkar-Dravid set world record stand

January 25, 2010 15:22 IST

Sachin Tendulkar (left) and Rahul DravidSachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid on Monday registered the world recordĀ for most 100-plus run partnerships by any pair in the history of Test match cricket on the second day of the second and final Test against Bangladesh in Mirpur.

Tendulkar and Darvid have now 17 100-plus partnerships, one more than the Australian pair of Mathew Hayden and Ricky Ponting and West Indians Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes, who have shared 16 such stands.

The Indian duo's world record of most number of 100-plus partnerships came after the drinks break in the post-lunch session when Tendulkar also reached his 55th Test fifty in his 164th match when he drove past extra cover for a four.

Tendulkar and Dravid's 100-run partnership for the third wicket came from 25.3 overs and included 10 boundaries.

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