> > > 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