In any cricket match, getting out at a score of 90s is a very bad moment and is considered as unlucky, because the batsman misses out on a glorious chance to raise his bat in the celebration by only a few runs. The situation becomes even more tragic when a batsman misses out on scoring a triple century. There have been a few occasions when a few batsmen missed the 300-run mark while in the 290s.
Here, in this article, we bring you 5 occasions when a batsman missed the 300-run mark while in the 290s. Have a look:
5. Sir Viv Richards vs England, 1976 – 291:
No list of greatest performances is complete without the mention of Sir Viv Richards. It was in the year 1976 when Richards tormented the English bowling attack at the Kennington Oval, where he registered his career-best performance and scored 291 runs. West Indies won the 5-match Test series 3-0 courtesy of Viv Richards’ masterclass with the bat.
4. Virender Sehwag vs Sri Lanka, 2009 – 293 :
Virender Sehwag was undoubtedly one of the most destructive openers in the history of the Indian cricket team. Sehwag was known for taking away the match from the opposition in just a session or two. It was in the year 2009 when Virender Sehwag became the first-ever cricketer to score 300s in Test cricket against Sri Lankans. Virender Sehwag scored a monumental 293 runs off 254 balls against Sri Lanka. After this amazing performance, team India won the match and Virender Sehwag was awarded the Man Of The Match trophy.
3. Alastair Cook vs India, 2011 – 294 :
Alastair Cook is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. His on-field heroics have earned him a plethora of appreciation. During his illustrious career, Cook amassed a total of 12,472 Test runs. It was in the year 2011 when Alastair Cook registered his highest score -294 runs against the Indian bowling attack at Edgbaston.
Later after the match, Alastair was awarded the man of the match for his powerful performance. However, the only sad part about the marvelous knock of Alastair Cook is the fact that he missed out on the triple-century by only six runs.
2. Martin Crowe vs Sri Lanka, 1991 – 299:
New Zealand has produced many great batsmen, one of them was the legendary Martin Crowe, who is regarded as one of the most technically sound batsmen of all time. It was in the year 1991 when Martin Crowe produced his greatest Test knock of 299 runs against Sri Lanka and won the game for New Zealand.
Arjuna Ranatunga was the one who dismissed Crowe for 299 as the Kiwi skipper missed the magical 300 run mark with just one run.
1. Sir Broadman vs South Africa, 1932 – 299* :
The world is yet to see a player as prolific as Sir Donald Bradman. During his illustrious career, Don Bradman scored two 300s and nearly scored a third 300 in the year 1932 against South Africa in Adelaide.
The all-time legendary batsman, unfortunately, missed out on the 300-mark with only one run and finished the game with an unbeaten score of 299 runs.