V Philander and KA Maharaj in a record stand for the ninth wicket against India

KA Maharaj and V Philander of South Africa added 109 runs for the ninth wicket in the ongoing Test against India at Pune to provide the 52nd  occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the ninth wicket in the annals of test cricket. It also provides the fifth occasion of South African batsmen posting a three figure partnership  for the ninth wicket. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 EL Dalton, ACB Langton 9 137 1 SAF Eng The Oval 17 Aug 1935
2 MV Boucher, PL Symcox 9 195 1 SAF Pak Jo’burg 14 Feb 1998
3 AA Donald, SM Pollock 9 132 1 SAF Win Bridgetown 29 Mar 2001
4 JP Duminy, DW Steyn 9 180 2 SAF Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 2008
5 KA Maharaj, VD Philander 9 109 2 SAF Ind Pune 10 Oct 2019

It also provides the seventh occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the ninth wicket against India. All such occasions are tabulated below.

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 DS Atkinson, RJ Christiani 9 106 1 Win Ind Delhi 10 Nov 1948
2 CH Lloyd, AME Roberts 9 161 2 Win Ind Kolkata 10 Dec 1983
3 IDS Smith, MC Snedden 9 136 1 NZl Ind Auckland 22 Feb 1990
4 JN Gillespie, SR Waugh 9 133 1 Aus Ind Kolkata 11 Mar 2001
5 MJ Hoggard, C White 9 103 2 Eng Ind Nottingham 08 Aug 2002
6 BAW Mendis, TT Samaraweera 9 118 3 Srl Ind Col-PSS 03 Aug 2010
7 KA Maharaj, VD Philander 9 109 2 SAF Ind Pune 10 Oct 2019

It also provides the highest partnership by South African  batsmen against India for the ninth wicket. The previous best was the 91 runs partnership between S Muthuswamy and DL Peidt at Vizag in Oct 2019, the first test of the ongoing test series

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 KA Maharaj, VD Philander 9 109 2 SAF Ind Pune 10 Oct 2019
2 S Muthusamy, DL Piedt 9 091 4 SAF Ind Visakhapatnam 02 Oct 2019
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