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Deodhar Trophy 2023: Riyan Parag And Kumar Kushagra Set Up A New 6th Wicket Partnership Record In Indian List A History

Riyan Parag and Kumar Kushagra's 235-run partnership for the sixth wicket created a new record partnership for the sixth wickets in Indian List A history.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 29.07.2023
Deodhar Trophy 2023 Riyan Parag And Kumar Kushagra Set Up A New 6th Wicket Partnership Record In Indian List A History

During the third day of the Deodhar Trophy 2023, East Zone recorded a stunning win against North Zone after a record-breaking sixth-wicket partnership between the middle-order batters Riyan Parag and Kumar Kushagra. Their 235-run partnership for the sixth wicket created a new record partnership for the sixth wickets in Indian List A history.

It was a tough start for East Zone after winning the toss. In the 16th over, East Zone were struggling on 57/5. But Riyan Parag and Kumar Kushagra dramatically turned the game in their favour with a giant 235-run partnership for the sixth wicket. 

While Parag scored 131 runs off 102 balls with the help of five fours and 11 sixes, the wicketkeeper-batter Kushagra was out after scoring 98 runs in 87 balls (eight fours and four sixes). Their batting helped East Zone to manage the big first innings total of 337/8 in 50 overs.

In reply, North Zone were all out for 249 runs in 45.3 overs, where Riyan Parag shined once again with a four-wicket haul (4/57). Also, Shahbaz Ahmed bagged three wickets (3/41).

Among the North Zone batters, Mandeep Singh scored 50 runs while there were three more 40s from Abhishek Sharma (44), Himanshu Rana (40) and Shubham Rohilla (41) but no such big scores to challenge their opponents.

Here are some crucial points of Riyan Parag and Kumar Kushagra’s 235-run partnership for the sixth wicket.

  • It is the record sixth-wicket partnership in Indian List A cricket history. The previous record was a 193-run partnership between the Himachal Pradesh cricketers Akash Vasisht and Mayank Dagar against Gujarat at Delhi on 23 November 2022.


  • It is also the new record partnership in Indian List A cricket history from any of the fifth to tenth wicket partnerships. The previous record was a 223-run ODI fifth-wicket partnership between Mohammad Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja for team India against Sri Lanka at Colombo (RPS) on 17 August 1997.


  • It is also the first 200+ partnership from any of the sixth to lower wickets in Indian List A history.


Highest partnerships for every wicket in Indian List A cricket history


Partner

Partnership wicket

Partnership runs

Opposition

Venue

Date

Format

Sai Sudharsan & Narayan Jagadeesan (Tamil Nadu)

1

416

Arunachal Pradesh

Bengaluru

21 November 2022

List A

Sachin Tendulkar & Rahul Dravid (India)

2

331

New Zealand

Hyderabad (Deccan)

8 November 1999

ODI

Sanju Samson & Sachin Baby (Kerala)

3

338

Goa

Alur (2)

12 October 2019

List A

Mohammad Azharuddin & Ajay Jadeja (India)

4

275*

Zimbabwe

Cuttack

9 April 1998

ODI

Mohammad Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja (India)

5

223

Sri Lanka

Colombo

(RPS)

17 August 1997

ODI

Riyan Parag & Kumar Kushagra (East Zone)

6

235

North Zone

Puducherry

28 July 2023

List A

Vishnu Vinod

& Sijomon Joseph (Kerala)

7

174*

Maharashtra

Rajkot

11 December 2021

List A

Mohammad Kaif & Mohammad Saif (Uttar Pradesh)

8

163*

Rajasthan

Jaipur

6 November 1998

List A

Kapil Dev & Syed Kirmani (India)

9

126*

Zimbabwe

Tunbridge Wells

18 June 1983

ODI

Ashish Reddy & Ravi Kiran (Hyderabad)

10

128

Kerala

Secunderabad

10 November 2014

List A

(Updated till 28 July 2023)


  • Meanwhile, Riyan Parag & Kumar Kushagra 235-run partnership was the third-highest List A partnership for the sixth wicket.


Highest sixth wicket partnerships in List A cricket


Partner

Partnership runs

Opposition

Venue

Date

Format

Aiden Markram & Farhaan Behardien (Titans)

272

Cape Cobras

Cape Town

1 March 2019

List A

Grant Elliott & Luke Ronchi (New Zealand)

267*

Sri Lanka

Dunedin

23 January 2015

ODI

Riyan Parag & Kumar Kushagra (East Zone)

235

North Zone

Puducherry

28 July 2023

List A

David Wiese & Ben Brown (Sussex)

232

Hampshire

Southampton

2 May 2019

List A

Khushdil Shah & Adnan Akmal (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

229

Punjab

Rawalpindi

5 April 2019

List A

(Updated till 28 July 2023)

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