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> > > I went over all the tests since WC99 and compiled statistics on this:

> > > Score No. of times %age

> > > 0-10 33 45

> > > 11-20 13 18

> > > 21-50 18 25

> > > 51-100 3 4

> > > 101-200 5 7

> > > 200+ 1 1

> > > The most common scores are 0 & 5 (14% & 10%)! So any opening partnership is

> > > more likely to score 0 than >50 and about 2/3rds of the time won't make 20.

> > > Scores between 50 and 100 are particularly uncommon, you're twice as likely

> > > to pass 100 than to score in this range. Referring back to the original crack,

> > > the chance of any pair of openers (not just English) being still together at

> > > lunch on the first day is fairly remote!

> > > Phil.

> > The exception, of course, is if your two Tests openers are Bajans, in

> > which case you will reach 200 without loss 100% of the time (at least

> > since WC '99).

> bajan openers are known to do well vs india at antigua too.

Surprisingly, that other pair of Bajan openers only had two career

century partnerships against India -- the 296 in Antigua and a 114 at

Calcutta in '87-88.

Fredericks and Rowe had 105 at Sabina in 75-76, and Fredericks, Gordon

Greenidge and Kallicharran combined with 174 for the first wicket at

Bangalore in '74-75 when Fredericks retired hurt. Hunte (92) and Holt

(123) had 159 at Delhi in '58-59.

But the recordholders for century opening partnerships for WI vs. India

are Rae and Stollmeyer with 3: 134 (R. 104 and S. 66) at Bombay in the

2d Test in 48-49; 239 (R. 109 and S. 160) at Madras, 4th Test of same

tour; and 142* (R. 63 and S. 76), 1st Test at Trinidad in '52-53.

Fraternally in cricket,

Steve the Bajan