The fourth test match between Australia and India is being played at Ahmedabad. Australian skipper Steve Smith won the toss on the first day and decided to bat first. By the end of the day’s play, Australia had scored 255 runs at the loss of 4 wickets. Usman Khawaja scored a brilliant century on the first day.
On the second day, Khawaja slowly moved towards a double century; along with him, Green scored his maiden test century. Khawaja played an inning of 180 runs. At the same time, Green scored 114 runs. Both build a great partnership of 208 runs for the fifth wicket. After 44 years on Indian soil, Australia’s batter shared a partnership of more than 200 runs. Cameron Green and Usman Khawaja completely neutralized the Indian fast and spinner bowlers.
This is the second-highest Test partnership between Usman Khawaja and Cameron Green in India so far. In 1979, playing in Chennai, AR, Border and KJ Hughes shared a partnership of 222 runs.
Usman Khawaja and Cameron Green left behind the record of a partnership between Norman O’Neill and Neil Harvey in 1959-60. There was a 207-run partnership between Norman O’Neill and Neil Harvey at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Apart from this, JW Brooks and RN Harvi played an inning of 204 runs in Brabourne, Mumbai, in 1956. Apart from this, in the year 1960, there was a 207-run partnership between RN Harvey and NCL O’Neill at Brabourne.
Highest partnerships for Australia in India
222 K Hughes – A Border Chennai 1979/80
208 U Khawaja – C Green Ahmedabad 2022/23
207 N O’Neill – N Harvey Mumbai BS 1959/60