ICC World Test Championship final is underway between India and New Zealand at the Rose Bowl Cricket Stadium in Southampton, England. The much-awaited ICC event was severely affected by rain on the 1st day (June 18).
However, with better weather, the match began on the 2nd Day with New Zealand opting to field after winning the toss. India scored 146/3 till the end of the 2nd Day with Virat Kohli (44*) and Ajinkya Rahane (29*) on strike.
During ICC World Test Championship, India played a total of 17 Test matches, winning 12 and losing 4. One game ended in a draw. New Zealand played 11 matches, winning 7 and losing 4.
For India, few batsmen scored magnificent partnerships during the 17 matches that India played in ICC World Test Championship. Here we take a look at players with the most 50+ partnerships for India in ICC World Test Championship.
ICC World Test Championship: Most 50+ Partnerships For India
3. Ajinkya Rahane And Hanuma Vihari- 4
Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari take the 3rd spot in this list with four 50+ partnerships for India in ICC World Test Championship. Both the right-handed batsman scored a partnership of 82 runs for the 5th wicket during the 1st Test against West Indies in August 2019.
Rahane scored 81 runs while Vihari scored 32 runs in the first innings. In the same match, both the players also accounted for a 135-run stand in the 2nd innings. Rahane scored a century (102) while Vihari scored 93 in the 2nd innings during their 135-run stand.
Their third 50-plus partnership arrived in the 2nd Test against West Indies in the same series. In the 2nd innings, both the middle-order batsmen managed a partnership of 111* runs. Rahane scored unbeaten 64 while Vihari scored unbeaten 53 to chase the 168-run target and ensure victory for India.
Their 4th 50+ partnership was a 52-run stand against Australia in December 2020. In the 1st innings of the 2nd Test, they scored a partnership of 52 runs for the 4th wicket. Vihari scored 21 while Rahane scored 112 runs in the match, which India eventually won by 8 wickets in the end.