Mahela, Thilan create world record in Karachi (Lead)February 22nd, 2009 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Feb 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene and Thilan Samaraweera Sunday broke the long-standing world record for the fourth wicket established by England’s Colin Cowdrey and Peter May against West Indies in 1957.
Jayawardene(240) with Samaraweera (231) broke the world record of 411 set by Cowdrey and May.
They also took Sri Lanka past the 600-run mark, which is now the highest runs total in an innings at the National Stadium here. The previous highest (599-7) was scored by Pakistan against India in 2006.
Jayawardene and Samaraweera also broke the highest partnership record for any wicket. The previous record was established by Pakistan’s Javed Miandad and Qasim Umar, who put on 397 for the third wicket at Faisalabad in 1985.
The two also broke the record for the highest partnership for any wicket at the National Stadium, which was 298 between Paksitan’s Aamer Sohail and Ijaz Ahmed against the West Indies in 1998.