Kanhai In Record 465 Stand

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The Age
The Age Staff

LONDON, July 28. - ­West Indian Rohan Kan­hai and Englishman John Jameson yesterday set a world record second-wicket stand of 465 runs playing for Warwickshire against Gloucestershire in the English county cricket championship. The previous record of 455 was set by Indians K. V. Bhandarkar and B. B. Nimbalkar at Poona in the 1948-49 season.

The Warwickshire innings closed at 1/465 with Kanhai unbeaten on 213 and James on 240 not out.

They were together for five hours, 12 minutes. Their moment of triumph was not without drama. At 447 Kanhai was dropped and in the same over Jame­son was also dropped with the pair only three runs off the record.

In 1968, Kanhai put on 402 with Pakistani Billy Ibadulla against Notting­hamshire in Warwickshire's previous biggest stand.

The record for a second-wicket stand in Test matches is held by Don Bradman and Bill Ponsford, who put on 451 for Aus­tralia at The Oval in 1934.