The Top 10 Most Prolific Batting Partnerships in Test Cricket History

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The Top 10 Most Prolific Batting Partnerships in Test Cricket History
Associated Press

There are few things in cricket better than watching stylish batsmen playing textbook shots all around the ground. Think Michael Vaughan cover drives and Brian Lara pull shots, or Sachin Tendulkar playing pretty much anything in the coaching manual.

In the modern game you would be hard-pushed to find batsmen more easy on the eye than Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene. Fortunately for spectators around the world, they bat at No. 3 and No. 4 in the same Sri Lankan team, and they have shared a batting order ever since the former made his debut against South Africa back in 2000.

In the first Test against England at Lord's, the pair passed Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer to become the third-most prolific partnership in Test history, registering their 6,082nd run together at the crease as Sangakkara effortlessly compiled his 36th Test century.

Here we look back at the 10 most prolific batting partnerships in Test history. Click on the next slide to find out who sits 10th on the list, and please use the comments section to share your memories of watching these legends of the game in action.

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