772 Partnership runs between Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow in Tests in 2016, the most by any pair. The next best is 750, by Alastair Cook and Alex Hales. There are three England pairs in the top four, and four in the top six. FOUR teams which have a 50-plus
average for the sixth wicket in 2016: apart from England, India, Sri Lanka and South Africa have also had prolific sixth-wicket pairs. 60.46 Stokes' Test batting average in 2016 - he has scored 786 runs in 14 innings. Only two other batsmen - Bairstow and Virat Kohli - have scored 750 runs at 60-plus averages this year.