5 instances when a batsman stood not out on 99

Misbah-ul-Haq ran out of partners and was one short of a century

Misbah-ul-Haq fell agonisingly short of his 11th Test century as he stood unbeaten on 99, during the 1st Test between Pakistan and West Indies

The pain of getting out on 99 is too much for any batsman but staying not out on 99 is even more frustrating, but there have been only six such incidents in Test cricket so far.

On account of Misbah’s score, let us relive the other five instances in Test cricket when a batsmen missed on a hundred after coming so close. 

#1 Geoffrey Boycott vs Australia, Perth 1979

Boycott stood tall and batted through the innings

The first incident of a batsman remaining 99 not out occurred during the first Test of England’s tour of Australia in 1979.

England were chasing a daunting target of 354 runs in the fourth innings when Geoff Dymock wrecked their batting line-up by picking up six wickets. But Geoffrey Boycott stood solid at one end and pushed England towards an impossible draw. 

However little support from the rest of the team meant that England’s defeat became certain, but fans expected Boycott to at least complete his century. But the last three wickets fell for just four runs and the right-hander was left stranded at the non-striker's end with his score at 99.

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