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Was out on 99 runs, could never score a century again, two batsmen from Pakistan and one from India included


New Delhi. Scoring a century in international cricket is the desire of every player. Some succeed in it and many fail. Talking about Test cricket, specialist bowlers like Jason Gillespie, Saqlain Mushtaq, Ajit Agarkar, Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh have also scored centuries, while top order batsmen like Chetan Chauhan and Mike Brearley have not recorded a single century in their career. Some players have missed their century by one run by getting out on the unfortunate score of 99 runs in Test cricket.

The number of batsmen who got out on the score of 99 in Test cricket is quite high, but there are some players among them who, after getting out on the score of 99, could never touch the 100-run mark in Test cricket. His career in international cricket came to an end without a century.

Let’s look at those batsmen who were out for 99 runs in the test and could never score a century again.

Norman Yardley: England’s Norman Yardley has more than 18 thousand runs in his name in first class cricket with 27 centuries, but he could never score a century in Test cricket. Yardley, who captained England in 16 Tests between 1938 and 1950, was a middle-order batsman as well as a right-arm bowler. Yardley, who played 20 Tests, had the top score of 99 runs which he made against South Africa in June 1947. Yardley could never score a century after becoming the victim of South African bowler OC Dawson at the score of 99 in the Test under his captaincy.

John Beck: New Zealand’s John Beck started his career in 1953 against South Africa in Johannesburg. Under this series, he was run out after scoring 99 runs in the third test played in Cape Town. Beck, an expert in increasing the score rapidly, scored three half-centuries in his eight-Test international career but was never able to score a century.

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Maqsood Ahmed: Pakistan’s Maqsood Ahmed played 16 tests between 1952 and 1955. In the 1955 Lahore Test against India, Maqsood came to bat at number four and was out on 99 runs. While trying to step out and hit leg break bowler Subhash Gupte, he was stumped by wicketkeeper Narendra Tamhane. Maqsood’s career ended without a century.

Russian Surti: Left handed batsmen and bowlers Russian Surti (Rusi Surti) besides scoring more than 8 thousand runs with the help of six centuries, took 284 wickets in first class cricket but could not achieve success in Test cricket as per his talent. In 26 tests, he scored 1263 runs with the help of 9 half centuries and took 42 wickets. In March 1968, he had a chance to score a century in the second innings of the Auckland Test against New Zealand but after scoring 99 runs, he became the victim of fast bowler Gary Bartlett. Parsi cricketer Surti, who usually bats at the fourth and fifth positions, could not convert any half-century into a century in Test cricket.

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Martin Moxon: England’s Martin Moxon is also among those batsmen who could not score a century in Tests despite scoring a lot of runs in first class cricket (21161 runs with the help of 45 centuries in 317 matches). His international career was limited to 10 Tests and 8 ODIs. Moxon, who played for England from 1985 to 1989, made the top score of the Test against New Zealand in Auckland in February 1988. Moxon, who came in as an opener, was caught by Jeff Crowe on the ball of fast bowler Ivan Chetfield at the score of 99 runs. Career ended with three half-centuries in Tests and one half-century in ODIs.

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Deepak Patel: Deepak Patel of Indian origin played 37 Tests and 75 ODIs for New Zealand between 1987 and 1997. Apart from off break bowling, he was also a useful batsman. Scored more than 15 thousand runs in first class cricket with 26 centuries but could score only 5 centuries in Tests and one half-century in ODIs. In January 1992, he lost his century by being run out on the score of 99 in the Christchurch Test against England. After this, he scored three more half-centuries but could not convert any of them into centuries. International career ended without any century.

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Shane Warne: right arm leg break bowler shane warne (Shane Warne) is counted among the greatest spinners of the world. Took 708 wickets in 145 tests. In Test cricket, Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan (800) has more wickets in his name than Warne. Also took 293 wickets in 194 ODIs. Warne, a decent lower-order batsman, scored 12 centuries in Test cricket and one half-century in ODIs, but his dream of scoring a century in Tests could not be fulfilled. In November 2001, he became the victim of spinner Daniel Vettori for 99 runs in the Christchurch Test against New Zealand. The desire to score a century in international cricket remained unfulfilled.

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Asim Kamal: The batting of Pakistan’s Asim Kamal was ‘suited’ for test cricket. He was famous for playing anchored on the wicket. Middle order batsman Kamal had a chance to do ‘amazing’ by scoring a century in the debut test itself, but he was bowled by Andre Nel after scoring 99 runs (246 balls, 11 fours and one six) in the test against South Africa in Lahore. Have become. In his 12 Test career, he scored 717 runs at an average of 37.73, which included eight half-centuries, but could not convert any half-century into a century in international cricket.

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Mitchell Starc: The last batsman to be out for 99 runs in test cricket was from Australia. Mitchell Starc (Mitchell Starc). However, 34-year-old Starc is still active in international cricket and has a chance to better his score of 99 runs in Test cricket. Starc has so far played 89 Tests, 121 ODIs and 60 T20Is, out of which he has scored 10 half centuries in Tests and one half century in ODIs. He made his highest score (99 runs) in Test in March 2013 against India in Mohali but missed the century by one run due to being out on the ball of Ishant Sharma.

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