Ranji Trophy: Maharashtra's Gugale, Bawne create history with 594-run stand

Speed News Desk | First published: 14 October 2016, 18:06 IST
Swapnil Gugale and Ankit Bawne
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The Maharashtra pair of Swapnil Gugale and Ankit Bawne on 14 October created history at Mumbai's Wankhede stadium by registering the highest partnership in the history of the Ranji Trophy - India's premier domestic competition.

Opening batsman Gugale, in his maiden match as Maharashtra captain, shared an unbeaten stand of 594 runs with Bawne - who came to bat at number four in their second round fixture against Delhi.

The duo broke the Ranji record for the highest batting partnership of 577 runs made by Vijay Hazare and Gul Mohammed for Baroda vs Holkar in the 1946-47 season.

In his innings of 351*, Gugale hit 37 boundaries and five sixes while Bawne, who made an unbeaten 258 runs, hit 18 boundaries and two sixes during the course of his innings.

When the duo crossed 540, the two batsmen beat the previous highest stand for the third wicket of 539 set by Sagar Jogiyani and Ravindra Jadeja for Saurashtra vs Gujarat in 2012.

Gugale, who is also Maharashtra's skipper, declared the innings at 635/2.

(With ANI inputs)

First published: 14 October 2016, 18:06 IST