The Ashes series has been going on for over 130 years and it has been the most exciting bilateral Test series ever since. There have been some brilliant performances with the bat and the ball in Ashes that will be remembered for a long time.
The most important aspect to pile on huge totals or to avoid poor batting displays is the partnerships. Some big partnerships are required in order to get at least a commendable total on the board.
Interestingly, the highest partnerships by wicket in Ashes belong to Australia. Here is the list of most partnerships by wicket in Ashes:
Ashes Highest Partnerships by Wicket
|Wicket||Runs||Batsman 1||Batsman 2||Team||Venue||Ashes series|
|1st||329||Geoff Marsh||Mark Taylor||Australia||Nottingham||1989|
|2nd||451||Bill Ponsford||Sir Donald Bradman||Australia||London (KO)||1934|
|3rd||276||Sir Donald Bradman||Lindsay Hassett||Australia||Brisbane (Gabba)||1946/47|
|4th||388||Bill Ponsford||Sir Donald Bradman||Australia||Headingley||1934|
|5th||405||Sydney Barnes||Sir Donald Bradman||Australia||Sydney||1946/47|
|6th||346||Jack Fingleton||Sir Donald Bradman||Australia||Melbourne||1936/37|
|7th||165||Clem Hill||Hugh Trumble||Australia||Melbourne||1897/98|
|8th||243||Roge Hartigan||Clem Hill||Australia||Adelaide||1907/08|
|9th||154||Syd Gregory||Jack Blackham||Australia||Sydney||1894/95|
|10th||163||Philip Hughes||Ashton Agar||Australia||Nottingham||2013|
The highest partnership in Ashes was scored by Australian top order batsman Bill Ponsford and Sir Donald Bradman. They shared a 451-run partnership for the second wicket at The Oval in London in 1934.
The only other 400-run partnership in Ashes also involves Bradman. Bradman and Sydney Barnes scored 405 for the fifth wicket at Sydney in the 1946/47 series.