Victoria’s Will Pucovski and Marcus Harris record highest partnership in Sheffield Shield’s 128-year history

Will Pucovski and Marcus Harris have broken the record for the biggest partnership in Sheffield Shield cricket history, passing the 30-year-old mark set by Steve and Mark Waugh.

On Sunday morning the Victorian opening pair overtook the 464-run stand made by the Australian Test team twins for NSW back in 1990.

The feat was achieved in Adelaide against South Australia when Harris crashed a boundary off the bowling of Wes Agar.

It stands as the highest Australian first-class partnership since the competition started in 1892.

The new record was set at 486 when Harris was caught behind off Agar’s bowling for 239. Pucovski’s innings ended at 255 not out, when Victoria declared at 3-564.

South Australia had a chance to prevent the record on Sunday morning when Callum Ferguson dropped a simple chance from Harris at slip with the score at 0-436.

Will Pucovski and Marcus Harris etched their name in Australia cricket history.(AAP: James Elsby)

The pair also ticked off a number of other milestones along the way, breaking the previous Victorian record for highest Shield partnership of 391, set by Julien Weiner and Jeff Moss in 1981.

It is now also the highest opening partnership in Shield history, beating Mike Veletta and Geoff Marsh’s 431 from 1989.


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