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Highest Ranji Trophy partnership: Full list of highest partnerships in first-class cricket

Dixit Bhargav

Highest Ranji Trophy partnership: Full list of highest partnerships in first-class cricket

Highest Ranji Trophy partnership: Bihar’s middle-order batters put on display the fourth-highest partnership in Ranji Trophy yesterday.

A Plate Group match of the ongoing first round of Ranji Trophy between Bihar and Mizoram in Kolkata found a place in the record books on the back of a formidable batting performance by Bihar.

Captain Ashutosh Aman’s decision of batting first after winning the toss reaped fruits for Bihar after they posted a giant total of 686/5 dec. in 159.4 overs.

Having already scored individual centuries on Day 1, Babul Kumar and Sakibul Gani made it a point to convert their innings into double and triple centuries respectively. In what was Kumar’s third first-class century, he surpassed his previous career-best of 195 (vs Sikkim in Cuttack) to score 228* (398) with the help of 27 fours and a six.

However, it was 22-year old Gani who not just dominated Mizoram’s bowlers but also the news across the globe post his heroic knock. Gani, who became the first-ever player to score a triple century on first-class debut, ended up with a magnificent 341 (405) with the help of 56 fours and two sixes.

Kumar and Gani, who joined hands to put together a 538-run partnership for the fourth wicket, were successful in registering the 11th-highest partnership for any wicket in first-class cricket, third-highest fourth-wicket partnership in first-class cricket and the fourth-highest partnership in Ranji Trophy.

As far as the Ranji Trophy is concerned, Kumar and Gani have snatched the fourth position from Saurashtra’s Cheteshawar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja, who had put together a 520-run partnership for the fifth wicket against Odisha in Rajkot in 2008.

Highest Ranji Trophy partnership

594*2ndSwapnil Gugale & Ankit BawneMaharashtraDelhiMumbai2016/17
5774thVijay Hazare & Gul MahomedBarodaHolkarBaroda1946/47
5393rdSagar Jogiyani & Ravindra JadejaSaurashtraGujaratSurat2012/13
5384thBabul Kumar & Sakibul GaniBiharMizroramKolkata2021/22
520*5thCheteshwar Pujara & Ravindra JadejaSaurashtraOdishaRajkot2008/09

Full list of highest partnerships in first-class cricket

6243rdKumar Sangakkara & Mahela JayawardeneSri LankaSouth AfricaColombo2006
594*2ndSwapnil Gugale & Ankit BawneMaharashtraDelhiMumbai2016/17
5802ndRafatullah Mohamand & Aamer SajadSui Sthn GasWAPDASheikhupura2009/10
5774thVijay Hazare & Gul MahomedBarodaHolkarBaroda1946/47
5762ndSanath Jayasuriya & Roshan MahanamaSri LankaIndiaColombo1997/98
574*4thClyde Walcott & Frank WorrellBarbadosTrinidadPort of Spain1945/46
5611stWaheed Mirza & Mansoor AkhtarKarachi WhitesQuettaKarachi1976/77
5551stPercy Holmes & Herbert SutcliffeYorkshireEssexLeyton1932
5541stJT Brown & J TunnicliffeYorkshireDerbyshireChesterfield1998
5393rdSagar Jogiyani & Ravindra JadejaSaurashtraGujaratSurat2012/13

Highest 4th wicket partnership in first-class cricket

577Vijay Hazare & Gul MahomedBarodaHolkarBaroda1946/47
574*Clyde Walcott & Frank WorrellBarbadosTrinidadPort of Spain1945/46
538Babul Kumar & Sakibul GaniBiharMizroramKolkata2021/22
502*F Worrell & J GoddardBarbadosTrinidadBridgetown1943/44
470A Kallicharran & G HumpageWarwickshireLancashireSouthport1942

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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