Niche record in the Ranji Trophy as Mumbai openers enjoy very different fortunes
According to records kept by the Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians, there has not previously been an example of a first-wicket stand of more than 50 in which one player has contributed zilch
Jaiswal, who had faced 52 deliveries before his opening partner met his demise, was still to score by the time Shaw was walking back to the pavilion.
His resistance and Shaw's free-scoring (the India international's runs came from 71 balls) combined to set a record for the biggest opening partnership in first-class cricket in which one of the batsmen has made zero.
In fact, according to records kept by the Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians, there has not previously been an example of a first-wicket stand of more than 50 in which one player has contributed zilch.
For all wickets, the Shaw-Jaiswal epic is the equal fourth-highest in this ridiculously niche genre.
The leaders in that respect are Ziaur Rahman and Murad Khan, who put on 93 for the 10th wicket for South Zone against Central Zone in Mirpur in 2012. No.11 Murad made a 25-ball duck.
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