English Summer - Ganguly becomes 8th player to be dismissed on 99 twice

Published: Saturday, August 17, 2002, 1:02 [IST]
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Bangalore: Saurav Ganguly, the Indian skipper, became only the 8th player in Test history to score 99 on two separate occasions, when he was dismissed for 99 in the second innings of the second Test against England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, which ended in a draw on 12.08.2002. Incidentally this was Gangulys third score in the 90s the two other occasions coming both against Sri Lanka (99 in the second Test at Nagpur and 98* in the second Test at Kandy in 2001/02). In all, Gangulys instance provides the 69th occasion in which a batsman has missed his hundred by one run. The following is the complete list of players who have scored 99 on two different occasions in the history of 1612 Tests played up to end of the Nottingham Test.
Player ScoreForAgIngsTestVenueYear
Atherton MA99EngAus 2nd 2ndLord's1993
  99EngSA 1st 2ndHeadingley1994
Blewett GS99AusWI 1st 4thAdelaide1996-97
  99AusNZ 1st 3rdBellerive1997-98
Boycott G99EngWI 1st 5thPort-of-Spain1973-74
  99*EngAus 2nd 1stPerth (WACA)1979-80
Richardson RB99WI Ind 2nd 3rdPort-of-Spain1988-89
  99WI Aus 2nd 4thBridgetown1990-91
Salim Malik 99PakEng 1st 3rdHeadingley1987
  99PakSA 1st 1stWanderers1994-95
Smith MJK99EngSA 1st 2ndLord's1960
  99EngPak 1st 1stLahore (Gaddafi)1961-62
Wright JG99NZ Aus 1st 3rdMCG1987-88
  99NZ Eng 2nd 1stChristchurch1991-92
Ganguly SC99IndSL 1st 2ndNagpur1997-98
  99IndEng 2nd 2ndTrent Bridge2002
It may be curious to note that the last occasion in which an Indian had scored 99 was also by Ganguly when he was dismissed caught in the second Test at Nagpur in 1997/98. Following list provides the details of the Indian players who have scored 99 in Tests.
Player ScoreForAgIngsTestVenueYear
Roy Pankaj99IndAus 2nd 1stDelhi (Feroz SK)1959-60
Jaisimha ML99IndPak 1st 2ndKanpur1960-61
Wadekar AL99IndAus 2nd 2ndMelbourne1967-68
Surti RF99IndNZ 2nd 4thAuckland1967-68
Sidhu NS99IndSL 1st 2ndBangalore1993-94
Ganguly SC99IndSL 1st 2ndNagpur1997-98
Ganguly SC99IndEng2nd2ndTrent Bridge2002
Incidentally Sachin Tendulkar also got out in the 90s at Nottingham. This was the 5th occasion in which Tendulkar was dismissed in the 90s in his career spanning 98 Tests. He became the 3rd Indian after Sunil Gavaskar and Rahul Dravid to score 90s on five different occasions. In all he is the 15th player in the world to score 90s on five or more occasions, headed by Steve Waugh of Australia who has scored most number of 90s in Tests on 10 occasions. The following are the players who have scored 90s on five or more occasions:
 Player ForOccasionsTests Played
1 SR Waugh Aus10148
2 MJ Slater Aus974
3 AI KallicharanWI866
4 C HillAus649
5 RB Kanhai WI679
6 G Boycott Eng6108
7 Inzamam-ul-HaqPak6133
8 CG Greenidge WI6108
9 GS Sobers WI593
10 SM Gavaskar Ind5125
11 DC Boon Aus5107
12 KF Barrington Eng582
13 MA Atherton Eng5115
14 RS Dravid Ind562
15 SR Tendulkar Ind598
Apart from the Nottingham Test in which Tendulkar was dismissed for 92 bowled by Michael Vaughan in the second innings, the other 90s scored by him are:
96vs Sri Lanka 2nd TestBangalore1993/94
92vs West Indies3rd TestBridge Town1996/97
97vs South Afric1st TestBombay1999/00
90vs England 3rd TestBangalore2001/02
Craig White of England was also another unfortunate victim in not having recorded a century after being in the 90s. He ran out of partners and was stranded on an unbeaten 94 in the first innings of the Nottingham Test on 11.08.2002 in Englands score of 617. He became the 7th Englishman to score a 90 at Nottingham. The six other Englishmen to score 90s at Nottingham are:
KS Ranjitsinhji93*vs Australia 1st Test 1899
NWD Yardley99vs South Africa1st Test1947
RT Simpson 94vs West Indies3rd Test1950
MC Cowdrey 96vs West Indies3rd Test1966
BW Luchurst96vs Australia 3rd Test1972
MA Atherton98*vs South Africa4th Test1998
Sehwags dubious distinction:Virender Sehwag became the 12th Indian to score a century and duck or vice versa in the 358 Tests played by India so far when he was dismissed without scoring to the second ball of Matthew Hoggards first over in the second innings in the Nottingham Test on 11.08.2002. Sehwag was declared lbw when he offered no shot. He had earlier scored 106 in the first innings. Vijay Manjrekar and Sachin Tendulkar each have the distinction of scoring a century and duck on two separate actions. Following are the Indian players in this select list:
Player For1st ings2nd ingsTestvsVenueYear
Mankad MHInd11105thAusMCG1947-48
Roy PankajInd14002ndEngBrabourne1951-52
Manjrekar VLInd13301stEngHeadingley1952
Apte MLInd0163*3rdWI Port-of-Spain1952-53
Manjrekar VLInd10801stEngMadras (Corp)1963-64
Viswanath GRInd01372ndAusKanpur1969-70
Gavaskar SMInd01183rdAusMCG1977-78
Vengsarkar DBInd01032ndEngLord's1979
Sidhu NSInd11604thWI Kingston1988-89
Azharuddin MInd01092ndPakFaisalabad1989-90
Mongia NRInd15201stAusDelhi (Feroz SK)1996-97
Tendulkar SRInd01361stPakChepauk1998-99
Tendulkar SRInd11702ndWI Port-of-Spain2001-02
SehwagVInd10602nd2ndTrent Bridge2002

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