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TN pair fall two short of Ranji record


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If the first match of the season is any indication of how the rest of the season will unfold we can say that the Ranji Trophy season 2008-09 has indeed begun with a bang. Matches began for the 75th Ranji Trophy tournament yesterday at various venues, amongst them Tamil Nadu met Maharashtra at the Golf Club Ground, Nashik in the first leg of the Elite Group B games. Led by India international Dinesh Karthik Tamil Nadu won the toss and decided to bat. 

Away from the spotlight and media glare Tamil Nadu’s young openers 24 year old Murali Vijay Krishna and 18 year old Abinav Mukund batted out the entire first day out to help his side to 377-0. The partnership was eventually broken in the pre lunch session of the second day, just 2 runs short of the record first wicket partnership in Ranji Trophy.

Runs Partners Team Team Venue Series
464 Ravi Sehgal/Raman Lamba Delhi Himachal Pradesh Delhi 1994-95
462 M Vijay Krishna/Abhinav Mukund Tamil Nadu Maharashtra Nashik 2008-09
459 Wasim Jaffer/Sulakshan Kulkarni Bombay Saurashtra Rajkot 1996-97
451* Sanjay Desai/Roger Binny Karnataka Kerala Chickmangalur 1977-78
421 Sunil Gavaskar/Ghulam Parkar Bombay Bengal Bombay 1981-82
405 Chetan Chauhan/Madhu Gupte Maharashtra Vidarbha Poona 1972-73

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