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Noteworthy statistics from first-class and Ranji Trophy

October 15, 2016 11:52 IST

Swapnil Gugale and Ankit BawaneMaharashtra’s Swapnil Gugale and Ankit Bawane set a new record in the Ranji Trophy championship against Delhi, by adding 594 runs for the third wicket without being separated.

This is now the highest partnership for any wicket in Ranji Trophy and second highest for any wicket in all first-class cricket. 

The 624-run partnership between Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene against South Africa in a Test at Colombo SSC in 2006 remains the highest ever.

In fact, the duo was not aware of the world record.

The previous highest partnership in the Ranji Trophy was 577 between Vijay Hazare and Gul Mohammad for the fourth wicket for Baroda against Holkar in 1946-47.

Gugale’s innings is now the third highest for any captain in Ranji Trophy.

Gugale and Bawne provided only the 11th instance in first-class cricket when two batsmen scored 250 or more runs in the same innings. Four of these instances have come in Ranji Trophy.

Maharashtra’s total of 635 for two declared is the fourth highest in first-class cricket where only two wickets fell.

Rajneesh Gupta gives us a list of noteworthy statistics from first-class and Ranji Trophy

Highest partnerships in first-class cricket

Runs Wkt Batsmen Teams Venue Season
624 3 KC Sangakkara (287) & DPMD Jayawardene (374) Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo SSC 2006
594* 3 SM Gugale (351*) & AR Bawne (258*) Maharashtra v Delhi Mumbai WS 2016-17
580 2 Rafatullah Mohmand (302*) & Aamer Sajjad (289) WAPDA v SSGC Sheikhupura 2009-10
577 4 VS Hazare (288) & Gul Mohammad (319) Baroda v Holkar Baroda 1946-47
576 2 ST Jayasuriya (340) & RS Mahanama (225) Sri Lanka v India Colombo RPS 1997-98
574* 4 CL Walcott (314*) & FMM Worrell (255*) Barbados v Trinidad Port-of-Spain 1945-46
561 1 Waheed Mirza (324) & Mansoor Akhtar (224*) Karachi Whites v Quetta Karachi 1976-77
555 1 P Holmes (224*) & H Sutcliffe (313) Yorkshire v Essex Leyton 1932
554 1 JT Brown (300) & J Tunnicliffe (243) Yorkshire v Derbyshire Chesterfield 1898
539 3 SD Jogiyani (282) & RA Jadeja (303*) Saurashtra v Gujarat Surat 2012-13
523 3 MA Carberry (300*) & ND McKenzie (237) Hampshire v Yorkshire Southampton 2011
520* 5 CA Pujara (302*) & RA Jadeja (232*) Saurashtra v Orissa Rajkot 2008-09
503 1 RGL Carters (209) & AJ Finch (288*) Cricket Australia XI v New Zealanders Sydney 2015-16
502* 4 FMM Worrell (308*) & JDC Goddard (218*) Barbados v Trinidad Bridgetown 1943-44
501 3 AN Petersen (286) & AG Prince (261) Lancashire v Glamorgan Colwyn Bay 2015

 

Highest partnerships in Ranji Trophy

Runs Wkt Batsmen Teams Venue Season
594* 3 SM Gugale (351*) & AR Bawne (258*) Maharashtra v Delhi Mumbai WS 2016-17
577 4 VS Hazare (288) & Gul Mohammad (319) Baroda v Holkar Baroda 1946-47
539 3 SD Jogiyani (282) & RA Jadeja (303*) Saurashtra v Gujarat Surat 2012-13
520* 5 CA Pujara (302*) & RA Jadeja (232*) Saurashtra v Orissa Rajkot 2008-09
475 2 Zahir Alam (257) & LS Rajput (239) Assam v Tripura Guwahati 1991-92
464 1 R Sehgal (216) & R Lamba (312) Delhi v Himachal Pradesh Delhi 1994-95
462 1 M Vijay (243) & A Mukund (300*) Tamil Nadu v Maharashtra Nasik 2008-09
460 7 Bhupinder Singh Jr (297) & P Dharmani (202*) Punjab v Delhi Delhi 1994-95
459 1 W Jaffer (314*) & SK Kulkarni (239) Mumbai v Saurashtra Rajkot 1996-97
455 2 KV Bhandarkar (205) & BB Nimbalkar (443*) Maharashtra v Kathiawar Poona 1948-49
451* 1 S Desai (218*) & RMH Binny (211*) Karnataka v Kerala Chickmagalur 1977-78
436 4 S Abbas Ali (251) & PK Dwevedi (189) Madhya Pradesh v Railways Indore 1997-98
436 3 SS Das (253) & SS Raul (210) Orissa v Bengal Baripada 2001-02
421 1 SM Gavaskar (340) & GA Parkar (156) Bombay v Bengal Bombay 1981-82
417 6 WP Saha (178*) & LR Shukla (250) Bengal v Assam Kolkata 2010-11
410 4 M Balan Pandit (262*) & G Abraham (198) Kerala v Andhra Palakkad 1959-60
406* 3 RS Gavaskar (212*) & SJ Kalyani (200*) Bengal v Tripura Agartala 1999-00
405 1 CPS Chauhan (207) & MS Gupte (200) Maharashtra v Vidarbha Poona 1972-73
405 3 AD Jadeja (256) & A Kaypee (200) Haryana v Services Faridabad 1991-92

 

Highest partnership for each wicket in Ranji Trophy

Wkt Runs Batsmen Teams Venue Season
1 464 R Sehgal (216) & R Lamba (312) Delhi v Himachal Pradesh Delhi 1994-95
2 475 Zahir Alam (257) & LS Rajput (239) Assam v Tripura Guwahati 1991-92
3 594* SM Gugale (351*) & AR Bawne (258*) Maharashtra v Delhi Mumbai WS 2016-17
4 577 VS Hazare (288) & Gul Mohammad (319) Baroda v Holkar Baroda 1946-47
5 520* CA Pujara (302*) & RA Jadeja (232*) Saurashtra v Orissa Rajkot 2008-09
6 417 WP Saha (178*) & LR Shukla (250) Bengal v Assam Kolkata 2010-11
7 460 Bhupinder Singh Jr (297) & P Dharmani (202*) Punjab v Delhi Delhi 1994-95
8 392 A Mishra (202*) & J Yadav (211) Haryana v Karnataka Hubli 2012-13
9 249* AS Srivastava (204*) & K Seth (125*) Madhya Pradesh v Vidarbha Indore 2000-01
10 233 AK Sharma (259*) & Maninder Singh (78) Delhi v Bombay Bombay 1991-92
           

 

 Highest scores by captains in Ranji Trophy

Score Name Team Against Venue Season
377 SV Manjrekar Bombay Hyderabad Bombay 1990-91
359* VM Merchant Bombay Maharashtra Bombay BS 1943-44
351* SM Gugale Maharashtra Delhi Mumbai WS 2016-17
340 SM Gavaskar Bombay Bengal Bombay WS 1981-82
312 R Lamba Delhi Himachal Pradesh Delhi 1994-95
312 Sunny Singh Haryana Madhya Pradesh Indore 2009-10
301 W Jaffer Mumbai Saurashtra Chennai 2008-09
290 HH Kanitkar Maharashtra Bihar Jamadoba 2002-03
287 Arun Lal Bengal Rajasthan Calcutta 1986-87
284 DB Vengsarkar Bombay Madhya Pradesh Bombay WS 1991-92
278 VM Merchant Bombay Holkar Bombay BS 1944-45

 

Highest scores by captains in first-class cricket

Score Name Team Against Venue Season
429 WH Ponsford Victoria Tasmania Melbourne 1922-23
428 Aftab Baloch Sind Baluchistan Karachi 1973-74
424 AC MacLaren Lancashire Somerset Taunton 1895
400* BC Lara West Indies England St John's 2003-04
377 SV Manjrekar Bombay Hyderabad Bombay WS 1990-91
374 DPMD Jayawardene Sri Lanka South Africa Colombo SSC 2006
369 DG Bradman South Australia Tasmania Adelaide 1935-36
359* VM Merchant Bombay Maharashtra Bombay BS 1943-44
357 DG Bradman South Australia Victoria Melbourne 1935-36
340* SHT Kandamby Sinhalese Sports Club Tamil Union Cricket & Athletic Club Colombo PSS 2012-13
340 SM Gavaskar Bombay Bengal Bombay 1981-82
334* MA Taylor Australia Pakistan Peshawar 1998-99
333 GA Gooch England India Lord's 1990
331* MEK Hussey Northamptonshire Somerset Taunton 2003
329* MJ Clarke Australia India Sydney 2011-12
324* DM Jones Victoria South Australia Melbourne 1994-95
321 WL Murdoch New South Wales Victoria Sydney 1881-82
318* WG Grace Gloucestershire Yorkshire Cheltenham 1876
316 RH Moore Hampshire Warwickshire Bournemouth 1937
315* AF Kippax New South Wales Queensland Sydney 1927-28
315* GA Hick Worcestershire Durham Worcester 2002
315 JL Langer Somerset Middlesex Taunton 2007
313* SS Agarwal Oxford University Cambridge University Cambridge 2013
313 Younis Khan Pakistan Sri Lanka Karachi 2008-09
312* JM Brearley MCC Under-25 North Zone (P) Peshawar 1966-67
312 R Lamba Delhi Himachal Pradesh Delhi 1994-95
312 Sunny Singh Haryana Madhya Pradesh Indore 2009-10
311 RB Simpson Australia England Manchester 1964
311 GC Smith Somerset Leicestershire Taunton 2005
310* MEK Hussey Northamptonshire Gloucestershire Bristol 2002
308 Imran Farhat Lahore Ravi Peshawar Lahore 2012-13
307* TN Lazard Boland Western Province Worcester 1993-94
306* DW Hookes South Australia Tasmania Adelaide 1986-87
306* CA Pujara India A West Indies A Hubli 2013-14
306 SM Katich New South Wales Queensland Sydney 2007-08
305* FR Foster Warwickshire Worcestershire Dudley 1914
303* NV Knight Warwickshire Middlesex Lord's 2004
302 WR Hammond Gloucestershire Glamorgan Newport 1939
302 BB McCullum New Zealand India Wellington 2013-14
301* DS Lehmann South Australia Western Australia Adelaide 2005-06
301 WG Grace Gloucestershire Sussex Bristol 1896
301 W Jaffer Mumbai Saurashtra Chennai 2008-09
300* ML Love Queensland Victoria Melbourne 2003-04
300* Imran Farhat Habib Bank Limited Pakistan Television Lahore 2013-14
300 R Subba Row Northamptonshire Surrey The Oval 1958
300 Ramiz Raja Allied Bank Limited Habib Bank Limited Lahore 1994-95

 

Two batsmen scoring 250+ in the same innings in first-class cricket

Batsman1 Batsman2 Teams Venue Season
WH Ponsford (352) J Ryder (295) Victoria v New South Wales Melbourne 1926-27
GA Headley (344*) CC Passailaigue (261*) Jamaica v Lord Tennyson's XI Kingston 1931-32
CL Walcott (314*) FMM Worrell (255*) Barbados v Trinidad Port-of-Spain 1945-46
Gul Mohammad (319) VS Hazare (288) Baroda v Holkar Baroda 1946-47
CC Hunte (260) GS Sobers (365*) West Indies v Pakistan Kingston 1957-58
WV Raman (313) A Kripal Singh (302*) Tamil Nadu v Goa Panjim 1988-89
KC Sangakkara (287) DPMD Jayawardene (374) Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo SSC 2006
Rafatullah Mohmand (302*) Aamer Sajjad (289) WAPDA v SSGC Sheikhupura 2009-10
RA Jadeja (303*) SD Jogiyani (282) Saurashtra v Gujarat Surat 2012-13
AN Petersen (286) AG Prince (261) Lancashire v Glamorgan Colwyn Bay 2015
SM Gugale (351*) AR Bawne (258*) Maharashtra v Delhi Mumbai WS 2016-17

 

  Highest totals losing two or fewer wickets in first-class cricket

Score Team Against Venue Season
682-2d West Indians Leicestershire Leicester 1950
671-2 WAPDA SSGC Sheikhupura 2009-10
637-2d South Africa England The Oval 2012
635-2d Maharashtra Delhi Mumbai WS 2016-17
627-2d Gloucestershire Oxford University Oxford 1930
584-2d Sinhalese Sports Club Badureliya Sports Club Maggona 2015-16
581-2d Trinidad Jamaica Port-of-Spain 1949-50
561-1d Karachi Whites Quetta Karachi 1976-77
560-2d Maharashtra Vidarbha Poona 1972-73
555-1d Yorkshire Essex Leyton 1932
554-2d Western Province Griqualand West Cape Town 2003-04
Rajneesh Gupta