SA’s highest Test partnerships

December 17, 2014

Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers’  308-run stand, on days one and two of the series opener against the West Indies in Centurion, weighed in as South Africa’s highest fourth-wicket partnership – and 12th greatest overall.

1. Batsmen: Jacques Rudolph and Boeta Dippenaar
Wicket: 3rd
Partnership: 429 unbroken
Opposition: Bangladesh
Venue: Chittagong
Year: April 2003

2. Batsmen: Neil McKenzie and Graeme Smith
Wicket: 1st
Partnership: 415
Opposition: Bangladesh
Venue: Chittagong
Year: February 2008

3. Batsmen: Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis
Wicket: 3rd
Partnership: 377 unbroken
Opposition: England
Venue: London
Year: July 2012

4. Batsmen: Graeme Smith and Herschelle Gibbs
Wicket: 1st
Partnership: 368
Opposition: Pakistan
Venue: Cape Town
Year: January 2003

5. Batsmen: Eddie Barlow and Graeme Pollock
Wicket: 3rd
Partnership: 341
Opposition: Australia
Venue: Adelaide
Year: January 1964

6. Batsmen: Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis
Wicket: 3rd
Partnership: 340
Opposition: India
Venue: Nagpur
Year: February 2010

=7. Batsmen: Graeme Smith and Herschelle Gibbs
Wicket: 1st
Partnership: 338
Opposition: England
Venue: Birmingham
Year: July 2003

=7. Batsmen: Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers
Wicket: 5th
Partnership: 338
Opposition: Pakistan
Venue: Dubai
Year: October 2013

9. Batsmen: Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis
Wicket: 3rd
Partnership: 330
Opposition: New Zealand
Venue: Johannesburg
Year: November 2007

10. Batsmen: Alan Melville and Dudley Nourse
Wicket: 3rd
Partnership: 319
Opposition: England
Venue: Nottingham
Year: June 1947

11. Batsmen: Herschelle Gibbs and Jacques Kallis
Wicket: 2nd
Partnership: 315 unbroken
Opposition: New Zealand
Venue: Christchurch
Year: March 1999

12. Batsmen: Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers
Wicket: 4th
Partnership: 308
Opposition: West Indies
Venue: Centurion
Year: December 2014

13. Batsmen: Graeme Smith and Herschelle Gibbs
Wicket: 1st
Partnership: 301
Opposition: West Indies
Venue: Centurion
Year: January 2004

14. Batsmen: Graeme Smith and Gary Kirsten
Wicket: Third
Partnership: 272
Opposition: Bangladesh
Venue: East London
Year: October 2002

15. Batsmen: Ashwell Prince and Mark Boucher
Wicket: 2nd
Partnership: 271
Opposition: Bangladesh
Venue: Centurion
Year: November 2008

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