Published:22 July 2020
124 The number of partnerships between Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill shared across the three international formats without a run-out, is the most by a pair. 11 pairs shared 50+ partnerships, without ever running out. Guptill features in three pairs of these. His stands with Tom Latham (62 partnerships) and Colin Munro (56) have never ended in run-outs as well apart from his partnerships with McCullum
In his 131-match Test career, 270 Partnerships Kapil Dev was involved without ever being run out, which is a record. He is also the only player who has been involved in more than 100 Tests without running out. Kapil was involved in just two run-outs in his 270 partnerships. Dean Elgar is second on the list, in 63 Tests, with 259 partnerships without running out. Among the current batsmen, Jonny Bairstow (257 partnerships in 70 tests), Dinesh Chandimal (216 in 57), Ajinkya Rahane (211 in 65) and Tom Latham (204 in 52) shared 200+ partnerships in Tests but were never run out in their careers.
85 Tests participated by Alastair Cook before being run out for the first time in his career, this is the longest by a batsman. The first and only run-out of his Test career came in during his 86th Test at Eden Gardensagainst India in 2012 in his knock of 190. This was in fact also the first run-out dismissal of his first-class career. After that, he participated in another 75 Tests in a row without running out. Nathan Lyon, who was first run out in his 77th Test, Marlon Samuels in his 64th, Tim Southee in his 62nd and Courtney Walsh in his 57th, are the other in the top five to go the longest without a run-out.
64 Tests Ajinkya Rahane conducted before he was involved in the first run-out of his Test career. This happened in the Wellington Test earlier this year when Rishabh Pant was running out at batting with Rahane. It was the 205th partnership of Rahane's Test career.
4 A player has been involved in the most run-outs in an innings in all formats. Two players have this dubious distinction, both in ODIs: Brian Lara against Zimbabwe in Perth in 2001 and Mudassar Bukhari of the Netherlands against Ireland in the 2011 World Cup at Eden Gardens. In the case of Lara, all four run-outs in which he was involved were of his partners and stayed unbeaten on 83 off 98 balls. In the case of Bukhari, he had faced just 8 balls in 22 minutes, running out three of his partners and then was run out himself, all within the last four balls of the 50th over.