Indian cricket has been blessed with many stalwarts who have proven their worth in the testing conditions in the longest format of the game both at home as well as overseas conditions and have helped the side to be on the top.
2 Indian players who have got dismissed for 199 in Test Cricket
A double century in Test cricket is a milestone every batter wants to achieve as it reflects the grit and determination put by them in their innings. Many Indian batters have achieved the feat but only two among them has had failed as they fell short of just 1 run. Let’s take a look at 2 Indian players who have got dismissed for 199 in Test Cricket
Mohammad Azharuddin vs Sri Lanka in 1986
The first Indian batter to get dismissed for 199 in Test Cricket was former skipper Mohammad Azharuddin. The right-hander achieved the unwanted feat in the first Test of the series against Sri Lanka in 1986. The batting great stepped on the field when India was 380/4. He held one end and played a staggering inning. Azharuddin classically crafted his innings and smashed 16 fours and 1 six in his innings that took his side past 659 runs. He fell one short of his double ton as he was trapped in lbw by Ravi Ratnayake.
😬 Batters who have been dismissed for 199 in Test cricket:
🇵🇰 Muddasar Nazar
🇮🇳 Muhammad Azharuddin
🇦🇺 Matthew Elliott
🇱🇰 Sanath Jayasuriya
🇦🇺 Steve Waugh
🇵🇰 Younis Khan
🏴 Ian Bell
🇦🇺 Steve Smith
🇮🇳 KL Rahul
🇿🇦 Dean Elgar
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KL Rahul vs England in 2016
Current Indian batter KL Rahul became the only second Indian batter to get dismissed on 199. He achieved the feat in the fifth Test of the series against England in Chennai. Opening the innings, Rahul looked settled for most of his innings and played controlled shots all over the park. His knock was one of the main reasons behind India posting a total of over 750 in the second innings. The Karnataka player scored 16 fours and 3 sixes in his 311-ball knock. He was caught at point for 199 as he tried to sneak a single.