The Joy of Six: 10th-wicket partnerships in Test cricket | Nick Miller

An agonising and possibly unjust defeat, a one-handed batting performance and £34 to go towards church funds: six great final-wicket stands

The typical image of the last-wicket partnership is a batsman shepherding a tail-ender and compiling most of the runs themselves. But the real fun comes when it’s a couple of bowlers, ramping up frustration for the fielding side further and enhancing the entertainment for us. Of the 26 10th-wicket century partnerships in men’s Test history, only three have involved numbers 10 and 11.

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