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Samit Gohel makes world record 359 for Gujarat

Gujarat's 26-year-old opening batsman Samit Gohel broke a 117-year-old record in first-class cricket with the highest score of 359 not out during his team's Ranji Trophy quarter-final against Odisha on 27 December.

While Hanif Mohammed's epic 499 remains the highest score by an opener in first-class cricket, no one has scored more than Gohel while remaining not out in his team's score of 641 here.
Gohel in fact eclipsed the previous best of 357 by Surrey's Bobby Abel against Somerset way back in 1899 at the Kensington Oval ground.


Samit Gohel's 359* is the highest indv score by an opening bat while carrying his bat thro' the inns in first-class cricket!

— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 27, 2016



Previous best: 357* by Surrey's Bobby Abel vs Somerset at The Oval in 1899

— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 27, 2016





He had scored only four in the first innings when Gujarat were bowled out for 263.

Gujarat versus Odisha match ends in a draw. Gujarat qualify on the basis of a first innings lead.
Final scores: Gujarat: 263 & 641; Odisha: 199 & 81/1


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