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.

5,000 runs as partners in Tests:
 
(partners, span, country, innings, not outs, runs, highest stand, average runs per stand, century stands, fifty stands):

Dravid/Tendulkar -     (IND)  1996-2012  143   6  6,920 249 50.51 20 29

Greenidge/Haynes -   (WIS)  1978-1991  148 11  6,482 298 47.31 16 26

Hayden/Langer -        (AUS)  1997-2007  122  4  6,081 255 51.53 14 28

Mahela/Sangakkara - (SRI)  2000-           97   3   5,444 624 57.91 14 23

Cook/Strauss -          (ENG)  2006-          125  2  5,085 229 41.34 14 19

(Agencies)

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