Smith, McKenzie set world record

Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 14:52 [IST]
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Chittagong: South African skipper Graeme Smith and Neil McKenzie rewrote history books here on Saturday when they broke a long-standing world record for the best opening stand ever.

The duo surpassed the 413-run partnership between India's Pankaj Roy and Vinoo Mankad set in Chennai in 1956 against New Zealand, on the second day of the second Test against Bangladesh at the Chittagong Divisional Stadium.

The skipper celebrated the milestone, reached when he took a single off Shakib Al Hasan, by shaking hands with his opening partner in the middle.

The pair also received a standing ovation from the South African dressing room and the home crowd.

Their stand however came to an end just two runs later when Smith was bowled by left-arm spinner Abdur Razzaq for 232 that came off 277 balls and included 33 fours and a six.

Story first published:  Saturday, March 1, 2008, 11:00 [IST]
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