July 27, 2013, 10:13 am
On July 27, 1936, 588 runs were scored in a single day’s play during a Test between India and England at Old Trafford, Manchester. England scored 398 of those runs, but Vijay Merchant and Syed Mushtaq Ali retaliated with a 190-run opening stand. The record for 'most runs in a day’s play’ stands till date. Karthik Parimal revisits the momentous game.