The last-wicket pair surpassed the previous record of 163 to take England past India's 457 on day four of the first Test at Trent Bridge. (Getty Images)
Nottingham: England's Joe Root and James Anderson set a new record for the most runs scored by a tenth-wicket partnership in Test cricket, on the fourth day of the first Test against India at Trent Bridge on Saturday.
The duo surpassed the previous tenth-wicket Test record of 163 - shared by Australia's Phil Hughes and Ashton Agar against England, also at Trent Bridge, last year - when Root clipped left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja for a leg-side single.
It was the second impressive tenth-wicket stand of the match after Bhuvneshwar Kumar (58) and Mohammed Shami (51 not out) had put on 111 for India in a first innings total 457.
Yet, thanks to the efforts of century-maker Root and Anderson, England achieved a first-innings lead, having been 298 for nine on Friday.
This match was also the first in 137 years of Test cricket where both sides had seen their last-wicket duo share hundred partnerships and where both number elevens - Shami and Anderson - had made fifties.
Highest 10th-wicket partnerships in Test cricket:
198 - Joe Root and James Anderson, England vs India, Nottingham, 2014
163 - Phillip Hughes and Ashton Agar, Australia vs England, Nottingham, 2013
151 - Brian Hastings and Richard Collinge, New Zealand vs Pakistan, Auckland, 1973
151 - Azhar Mahmood and Mushtaq Ahmed, Pakistan vs South Africa, Rawalpindi, 1997
143 - Denesh Ramdin and Tino Best, West Indies vs England, Birmingham, 2012
133 - Wasim Raja and Wasim Bari, Pakistan vs West Indies, Bridgetown, 1977
133 - Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan, India vs Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2004
130 - Tip Foster and Wildred Rhodes, England vs Australia, Sydney, 1903
111 - Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami, India vs England, Nottingham, 2014