Maharashtra pair of Swapnil Gugale and Ankit Bawne on Friday created history by recording the highest partnership in the history of the Ranji Trophy, country's premier domestic competition here at the Wankhede Stadium.
Gugale, 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.
— CricFit (@CricFit) October 14, 2016
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 5 sixes while Bawne, who made unbeaten 258 runs, hit 18 boundaries and 2 sixes during the course of his innings.
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
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 against Gujarat in 2012.
Swapnil Gugale 351* is now the highest individual score made at a neutral venue (Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai) in fc history!#RanjiTrophy— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 14, 2016
Gugale, who is also Maharashtra's skipper, declared the innings at 635/2.
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
The world record stand for any wicket is 624 btw K Sangakkara & M Jayawardene for SL v SA in 2006— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 14, 2016
Swapnil Gugale & Ankit Bawne - now 583*
HIGHEST SCORE BY A CAPTAIN IN #RanjiTrophy— Sabyasachi Bagchi (@CamBabon) October 14, 2016
377 S Manjrekar
359* V Merchant
340 S Gavaskar
318* SWAPNIL GUGALE -highest on captaincy debut
HISTORY: Maharashtra's Swapnil Gugale & Ankit Bawne have added the highest stand in #RanjiTrophy history. Also 3rd highest in F/C cricket— Jamie Alter (@jamie_alterTOI) October 14, 2016