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    Strauss and Cook partnership joins 5,000 club

    Nottingham: England captain Andrew Strauss and his opening partner Alastair Cook became only the fifth partnership in Test history to have put on more than 5,000 runs together here. They went past the landmark with a stand of 89 as England beat West Indies by nine wickets to win the second Test at Trent Bridge on Monday.

    The other duos to have achieved the feat are West Indies' Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes, Australia's Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer, India's Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar and Sri Lanka's Mahela Jaywardene and Kumar Sangakkara.

    The detailed statistics are -

    5,000 runs as partners in Tests:

    1) R Dravid/S Tendulkar (INDIA)
    Span - 1996-2012
    Innings - 143
    Not-Outs - 6
    Runs - 6,920
    Highest Stand - 249
    Average runs per stand - 50.51
    Century stands - 20
    Fifty stands - 29

    2) G Greenidge/D Haynes (WEST INDIES)
    Span - 1978-1991
    Innings - 148
    Not-Outs - 11
    Runs - 6,482
    Highest Stand - 298
    Average runs per stand - 47.31
    Century stands - 16
    Fifty stands - 26

    3) M Hayden/J Langer (AUSTRALIA)
    Span - 1997-2007
    Innings - 122
    Not-Outs - 4
    Runs - 6,081
    Highest Stand - 255
    Average runs per stand - 51.53
    Century stands - 14
    Fifty stands - 28

    4) M Jayawardene/K Sangakkara (SRI LANKA)
    Span - 2000-
    Innings - 97
    Not-Outs - 3
    Runs - 5,444
    Highest Stand - 624
    Average runs per stand - 57.91
    Century stands - 14
    Fifty stands - 23

    5) A Cook/A Strauss (ENGLAND)
    Span - 2006-
    Innings - 125
    Not-Outs - 2
    Runs - 5,085
    Highest Stand - 229
    Average runs per stand - 41.34
    Century stands - 14
    Fifty stands - 19