World News – UA – Will Pucovski and Marcus Harris overtake Mark and Steve Waugh to create amazing cricket story


Two Victorian superstars brought Steve and Mark Waugh out of the park to create an incredible piece of history we had never seen before

Sheffield Shield: The Victorian-era opener batsmen could mark the highest opening partnership in Shield history, with Queensland also looking to stay on top of NSW

Victorian drummers Will Pucovski and Marcus Harris have teamed up to create an astonishing piece of Australian cricket history

The forerunners can now claim the highest partnership ever in Sheffield Shield cricket, surpassing the previous mark of 464 set by Mark and Steve Waugh for NSW in 1990

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Pucovski and Harris put South Australia to the sword on Matchday 2 of their Shield match at Glenelg, hitting stumps at 0/418 in response to the Redbacks even 200

The Victorian duo then entered the record books on Sunday, picking up at the crease and piling up even more pain on the house side

Harris and Pucovski passed the Waughs and looked like they wanted to hit 500 between them before Harris finally came out for 239, finishing the opening stand at 486

Both men were keen to deliver a message to Australian selectors when they made their first outing of the summer Harris has been in and out of the national team since making his debut against India in 2018, falling to Ashes of last year, then recalled midway through the series to be eliminated for Joe Burns early last summer at home for Australia

Pucovski has been on the selectors’ radar for some time and had the opportunity to make his Test debut two summers ago before retiring from the squad for mental health reasons

The 22-year-old is considered one of the country’s top batting prospects and already boasts two double centuries of first-class

Speaking after Matchday 2, Victoria captain Peter Handscomb was impressed with his comrades’ achievement

« Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer liked each other as openers and I think those two too

« It was a pretty special day We asked Puc if he was happy to open, he was and we can see why »

Harris has made sure he will be in the frame if titular Burns fails early in the upcoming series against India, while Pucovski is in the mix for a mid-tier spot if Matthew Wade or Travis Head don’t shoot

Harris and Pucovski broke the Sheffield Shield partnership record of 390 between Julian Wiener and Jeff Moss in 1981, and comfortably surpassed the state’s highest ever-open partnership (375) established 94 years ago by Bill Woodfull and Bill Ponsford

Highest #SheffieldShield Partnerships (any window): 486 (1st week) – W Pucovski / M Harris (VIC) 2020-21464 * (5th) – M Waugh / S Waugh (NSW) 1990-91462 * (4th) – D Hookes / W Phillips (SA) 1986-87459 (3rd) – C Rogers / M North (WA) 2006-07431 (1st) – M Veletta / G Marsh (WA) 1989-90

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World News – UA – Will Pucovski, Marcus Harris overtake Mark and Steve Waugh to create an amazing cricket story



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