With four successive partnerships of 50-plus for the sixth wicket by England’s pairs – 57 at Manchester, 66 & 152 at Birmingham & 93 at The Oval vs Pakistan in the present series, the aggregate for the sixth wicket overall for England this year, set a record for them in a calendar year – 1213 in fifteen innings (ave.80.86).
The previous highest aggregate for sixth wicket for England in a calendar year was 1143 (ave.47.62) in 24 innings, including four 100-plus and five fifty-plus stands, in 1984.
The all-time record for a team by their sixth-wicket pairs in a calendar year is by West Indies – 1223 (ave.67.94), including five century stands and four fifty-plus in 20 innings in 1984
In January this year, a world-record sixth-wicket partnership was established by England pair – 399 between Ben Stokes (258) and Jonny Bairstow (150 not out) vs South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town.
The instances when 800 runs or more have been registered for the sixth wicket in a calendar year in Tests for England: