Bangladesh v India, 1st Test, Dhaka, 3rd day December 12, 2004

Zaheer's day out

Cricinfo staff

Zaheer Khan scaled a few batting peaks on the third day at Dhaka and broke the world record for the highest score by a No. 11 batsman. Zaheer broke the 31-year-old record that was held by New Zealand's Richard Collinge, another left-arm fast bowler.

Batsman (Country) Runs Opposition Venue (Year)
Zaheer Khan (Ind) 75 Bangladesh Dhaka (2004)
Richard Collinge (NZ) 68* Pakistan Auckland (1973)
Alfred Vogler (SA) 62* England Cape Town (1906)
Glenn McGrath (Aus) 61 New Zealand Brisbane (2004)
Wasim Bari (Pak) 60* West Indies Barbados (1977)
John Snow (Eng) 59* West Indies The Oval (1966)
Mushtaq Ahmed (Pak) 59 South Africa Rawalpindi (1997)
Pat Symcox (SA) 54 Australia Adelaide (1996)
Rodney Hogg (Aus) 52 West Indies Georgetown (1984)
Fred Spofforth (Aus) 50 England Melbourne (1885)
Ghulam Ahmed (Ind) 50 Pakistan Delhi (1952)

Zaheer also added 133 in an entertaining last-wicket stand with Sachin Tendulkar and they equalled the record for the second-highest partnership in Tests. The following list is the top ten partnerships for the last wicket.

Partners (Country) Runs Opposition Venue (Year)
Richard Collinge and Brian Hastings (NZ) 151 Pakistan Auckland (1973)
Azhar Mahmood and Mushtaq Ahmed (Pak) 151 South Africa Rawalpindi (1997)
Wasim Bari and Wasim Raja (Pak) 133 West Indies Barbados (1977)
Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan (Ind) 133 Bangladesh Dhaka (2004)
RE Foster and Wilfred Rhodes (Eng) 130 Australia Sydney (1903)
Kenneth Higgs and John Snow (Eng) 128 West Indies The Oval (1966)
Arthur Mailey and Johnny Taylor (Aus) 127 England Sydney (1924)
Stephen Boock and John Bracewell (NZ) 124 Australia Sydney (1985)
Warwick Armstrong and Reggie Duff (Aus) 120 England Melbourne (1902)
Nathan Astle and Chris Cairns (NZ) 118 England Christchurch (2002)
Peter Willey and Bob Willis (End) 117* West Indies The Oval (1980)