New Delhi, Nov 11: Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara on Friday (Nov 11) became the most successful Indian batting pair in Tests in the last 10 years.
The duo stitched a 209-run partnership for the second wicket against England at Rajkot's Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
With yet another century-plus stand, Pujara-Vijay became the first Indian batting pair to complete 2000 runs in the last 10 years.
Both Pujara and Vijay have partnered each other in 32 innings and accumulated 2,080 runs together at an average of 65.03.
Both Pujara and Vijay slammed their respective hundreds against England in the first Test. It was the sixth time that the duo has forged a 100-plus partnership.
With this century, Pujara slammed third Test century against England - the most for him against any opposition. He had hit 206* and 135 in the 2012-13 series before making another in this innings.
Here are the top 6 batting pairs for India in the last 10 years.
Vijay-Pujara create partnership record for India in Tests
The right-hand batting combination has accumulated 2080 runs in 32 innings.
Pujara-Vijay: 2080 runs; 32 innings; highest 370; average 66.58.
Virat Kohli-Ajinkya Rahane second after Vijay-Pujara
Vijay and Pujara are followed by the Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, who accumulated 1579 runs in 25 innings.
Kohli-Rahane: 25 innings, 1579 runs, highest 365, Average 63.16
Dhoni-Laxman come third
With 1,214 runs in 25 innings, the pair of MS Dhoni and VVS Laxman come third on this list.
Dhoni-Laxman 25 innings, 1214 runs, highest 259*, Average 55.18
Dravid-Laxman together scored 1486 runs
With 1486 runs in 28 innings the batting combination of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman comes fourth.
Dravid-Laxman: 28 innings, 1486 runs, highest 268, Average 55.03.
Gambhhir-Dravid accumulated 2065 runs
With 2065 runs in 39 innings the batting combination of Rahul Dravid and Gautam Gambhir comes fifth.
Dravid-Gambhir 39 innings, 2065 runs, highest 314, Average 54.34
Gambhir-Sehwag accumulated most runs, played max innings too
With 3410 runs in 68 innings the batting combination of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir comes fifth.
Together they have accumulated most runs as a batting pair for India in the last 10 years.
Gambhir-Sehwag: 68 innings, 3410 runs, highest 233, Average 51.66.