Reliving Samit Gohel's record-breaking 359

Gujarat’s opening batsman Samit Gohil broke a 117-year-old record in First Class cricket by scoring an unbeaten 359 during his team’s Ranji Trophy quarterfinal against Odisha. Photo: Kamesh Srinivasan
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While Pakistan's Hanif Mohammed’s epic 499 remains the highest score by an opener in First Class cricket, no one has scored more than Gohil while remaining not out. Photo: kamesh srinivasan
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Gohil, in fact, eclipsed the previous best of 357 by Surrey’s Bobby Abel against Somerset, which was notched way back in 1899 at the Oval. Photo: kamesh srinivasan
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"I did not know it was a world record. The idea was to bat as long as possible. I just tried to do that. I am happy that I could bat this long," said Goel after his knock. Photo: kamesh srinivasan
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The innings was a phenomenal effort for someone whose previous best was 104. Gujarat easily beat Odisha and will meet Jharkhand In the semifinal, on January 1. Photo: kamesh srinivasan
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