Crowley and Butler set a record of 359 runs for the fifth wicket partnership
In the ongoing Southampton Test against Pakistan, two English batsmen Jack Crowley and Joss Butler set a record of 359 runs for the fifth wicket. With the formation of this pair, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim took the place of Crowley-Butler. Earlier in 2016, Shakib and Mushfiqur, the two-star batsmen of the Bangladesh team, made a pair of 359 runs for the fifth wicket in the Wellington Test against New Zealand.
Crowley-Butler put up a 359-run partnership for the fifth wicket in the first innings of the third and final Test of the ongoing series in Southampton. This is the record for the fifth-highest wicket partnership in Test cricket for England. Earlier, in the Mumbai Test against India in 1983, English batsmen Keith Fletcher and Tony Gregg put on 254 runs.
However, in the history of Test cricket, two world star batsmen Sir Donald Bradman and Sid Burns have set a world record of 405 runs for the fifth wicket. They put on a record 405-run partnership against England in Sydney in 1948. The 359-run stand by Jack Crowley and Joss Butler is the fifth-highest partnership for the fifth wicket.