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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Sourav Ganguly-Rahul Dravid's record broken by Riki Wessels-Michael Lumb

London, June 7: The ongoing Royal London One-Day Cup between English county teams Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire went into books on Monday (June 6) as several records were tumbled in the List A game. The high-scoring match played at Trent Bridge cricket ground saw a record one-day partnership and the most aggregate runs scored in a
List A match.Nottinghamshire's Riki Wessels and Michael Lumb entered into record books for their historic one-day partnership in England of 342 from 39.2 overs. The duo broke 17-year-old record held by India's Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid. Lumb-Wessels' 342-run stand beat the previous partnership record in England of 318 held by Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid against Sri Lanka at Taunton during the 1999 World Cup. (Know which Indian pitches were rated worst by Kevin Pietersen) Wessels smashed a career-best 146, off 97 balls, while Lumb hit his personal best 184, also a record for the county, to help Nottinghamshire post 445 for 8. It was the second highest score for a List A match in the world. Coming in to chase a mammoth total, Northamptonshire too cleared their intentions as the run flow continued in the second innings. With the help of fiery 128 from Rory Kleinveldt, Northamptonshire felt just 20 runs short of the target. The high-scoring match saw an unprecedented 870 runs scored in the day, which was three more than previous best of 867 in match between Surrey and Glamorgan in 2002. Lumb and Wessels' record is the third-highest partnership in List A games' history. Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels of the West Indies hold the record for highest batting partnership (372 runs), which took off Zimbabwe in the 2015 World Cup. The record for the highest team total is held by Surrey (496 for 4) against Gloucestershire in 2007.

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