Swapnil & Ankit Script History In Ranji Trophy

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Mumbai: Maharashtra’s Captain Swapnil Gugale and Ankit Bawne on Friday created a new history and broke the record of 577 run partnership which had created by Vijay Hazare and Gul Mohammad’s before sixty nine years ago.

Swapnil Gugale and Ankit Bawne created a new history by recording the highest partnership in the history of the Ranji Trophy, country’s premier domestic competition here at the Wankhede Stadium.

Swapnil , who opened the innings for Maharashtra, 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 notout, Gugale hit 37 boundaries and 5 sixes while Bawne, who made unbeaten 258 runs, hit 18 boundaries and 2 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.