Friday, February 29, 2008

Record opening stand lifts South Africa

Graeme Smith and Neil McKenzie doubled South Africa's first-innings 170 from Dhaka and then some, frustrating a lifeless Bangladesh on a placid track to the tune of a record 405-run opening stand in one day. After winnng the toss South Africa elected to bat first,the openers pile on the runs as Bangladesh bowlers toiled on the first day's play. At the end of the day's play Graeme Smith was not out on 223 and Neil Meckenzie was not out on 169.The world record of 413, between India's Pankaj Roy and Vinoo Mankad, is just nine runs away. Hope these openers break the records and add to their credits and ultimately these South Afrcian openers rocks!!!!