Swapnil Gugale & Ankit Bawne of Maharashtra break Ranji record of highest run partnership ever by scoring 594 runs.— ANI (@ANI_news) October 14, 2016
The Maharastra team are playing against Delhi and had started day 2 of the match in a dominating position.
Till last update, Gugale had declared Maharashtra’s innings at 635/2 while he was playing at 351* and Bawne was batting at 258*.
Applaud Swapnil Gugale (351*) and Ankit Bawne (258*) for the record-shattering 594* partnership, highest in Ranji #Cricket— Siba Mohanty (@Siba_TNIE) October 14, 2016
They both had created a new Ranji record of 594* runs in partnership, which broke year 1946/47 record of 577 runs partnership between VS Hazare and Gul Mohammad.
What is more, Gugale has now also become Maharashtra’s second highest scorer in RanjiTrophy, with Nimbalkar’s 443* runs record still remaining unbroken.
Swapnil Gugale 336* now 2nd highest for Maharashtra in #RanjiTrophy after BB Nimbalkar’s 443* made in 1948/49— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 14, 2016
Gugale is also only the second player after Bill Ponsford (429 v Tasmania,1923) to score 350+ runs in his maiden FC match as captain.
SWAPNIL GUGALE has becmae the 2nd player after Bill Ponsford (429 v Tasmania,1923) to score 350+ on maiden FC match as captain. @ranjiscores— Deepu Narayana (@deeputalks) October 14, 2016
Though the team was just 30 runs short of the world record, Gugale decided to declare Maharastra’s innings so as to give his team a fighting chance to win the match instead of just drawing it.
Oh no! Maharashtra (Gugale) has declared!— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 14, 2016
Swapnil Gugale & Ankit Bawne partnership now 594*
30 runs short of the WORLD RECORD!#RanjiTrophy
Maharashtra 635/2d (from 41/2)— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 14, 2016
Stand btw Swapnil Gugale 351* & Ankit Bawne 258* – 594* runs
vs Delhi @ Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai#RanjiTrophy