Sunday, February 22, 2009

Mahela And Thilan Broken The Fifty Two Year Old Record Of The Fourth Wicket Partnership

Sri Lankan Cricket Captain Mahela Jayawardene and Thilan Samaraweera to day broken the fifty two year old fourth wicket partnership of 411 runs at a Test Match set by Peter May and Sir Colon Cowdrey of England in 1957.Mahela and Thilan put 437 runs for the fourth wicket at the second day of their First Test Match with Pakistan at Karachchi National Stadium and spared 643 balls and 450 minutes to reached it.

Previous fourth wicket partnership record between May and Sir Cowdery in 1957 was set against the West Indies at Edgbeston.

Captain Mahela contributed 240 runs for the partnership and it was his fifth double century and first one at a foreign soil.Thilan contributed 231 runs.Earlier the pair broken the highest fourth wicket partnership of 298 runs recorded in Karachchi National Stadium which they are playing now by any team.

With the help of this duo Sri Lanka reached 644 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in their first innings and declared the innings shortly after the Tea Break.At the close of play Pakistan were 44 runs for the loss of 1 wicket.