Lumb and Wessels logged an opening stand for Nottinghamshire of 342 in 39.2 overs under cloudless blue skies in a Royal London One-Day Cup group match before the partnership was finally broken when Wessells fell to Stephen Crook for 146.
Their stand beat the previous record in England – 318 amassed by Rahul Dravid and Sourav Gangly against Sri Lanka at Taunton in 1999. The India pair left of a slew of records in their wake – at the time the stand was the highest in any limited-overs international.
Nottinghamshire went on to make 445 for 8 in their 50 overs. It was the second highest total in List A matches worldwide, beaten only by Surrey’s 496 for 4 against Gloucestershire at The Oval in 2007.
Lumb and Wessels did not manage to overhaul the highest List A stand of all time, finishing third on the all-time list.
The record was set in February last year when Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels took 372 off the Zimbabwe attack at Manuka Oval in the World Cup.
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