Elgar 12th to join 199 club

Elgar 12th to join 199 club

South Africa opener Dean Elgar has become the 12th man to register a score of 199 in Test cricket. He became the 10th to be dismissed on this score in the second day of first Test against Bangladesh at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom.

Elgar brought up his ninth Test century on day one. He made unbeaten 128 runs in the first day. He added 44 more in the first session in the second day. He suprassed his previous Test best score of 140.

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After reaching his maiden 150+ score 315 balls, the southpaw batsman was itching close to a maiden double ton. But he was denied by Mustafizur Rahman. The left-arm seamer bowled a bouncer outside off-stump to Elgar in the second ball of the 131st over. Elgar only managed to top-edge it to Mominul Haque at midwicket.

Elgar’s 199 runs came in 388 deliveries. His innings included 15 fours and three maximums. Before him, 11 men made scores of 199 and nine of them were dismissed.

Batsmen with scores of 199 in Test cricket:

Mudassar Nazar vs India, Faisalabad, 1984

Mohammad Azharuddin vs Sri Lanka, Kanpur, 1986

Matthew Elliott vs England, Leeds, 1997

Sanath Jayasuriya vs India, Colombo (SSC), 1997

Steve Waugh vs Australia, Bridgetown, 1999

Andy Flower vs South Africa, Harare, 2001 (not out)

Younis Khan vs India, Lahore, 2006

Ian Bell vs South Africa, Lord’s, 2008

Kumar Sangakkara vs Pakistan, Galle, 2012 (not out)

Steve Smith vs West Indies, Kingston, 2015

KL Rahul vs England, Chennai, 2016

Dean Elgar vs Bangladesh, Potchefstroom, 2017

 

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com