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Out on 99, 100 in next innings!

By Rajneesh Gupta
Last updated on: December 17, 2014 21:13 IST
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India opener Murali Vijay avoids a high ball during Day 1 of the second Test against Australia at the Gabba. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

How often do we see a batsman get out on 99 and score a hundred in his next innings in Test cricket?

Murali Vijay is only the eighth batsman (on the ninth occasion) to do so. Rajneesh Gupta provides the details.

Murali Vijay carried his sublime form into the Brisbane Test. He was unfortunate to miss out on a well-deserved hundred at Adelaide, falling short by just one run. He, however, made amends by reaching the three-figure mark on the opening day of the second Test against Australia at the Gabba on Wednesday.

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How often do we see a batsman get out on 99 and score a hundred in his next innings in Test cricket?

Photos from Gabba Test, Day 1

India opener Vijay is only the eighth batsman (on the ninth occasion) to do so.

Interestingly, four of the eight batsmen are Indians, Sourav Ganguly being the only one to do so more than once.

The details:

Batsmen getting out on 99 and scoring a hundred in next innings

Batsman

Score

Opponent

Venue

Year

Geoff Boycott (Eng)

99

West Indies

Port-of-Spain

1974

 

112

West Indies

Port-of-Spain

1974

Richie Richardson (WI)

99

India

Port-of-Spain

1989

 

156

India

Kingston

1989

Michael Slater (Aus)

99

New Zealand

Perth

1993

 

168

New Zealand

Hobart

1993

Sourav Ganguly (Ind)

99

Sri Lanka

Nagpur

1997

 

173

Sri Lanka

Mumbai WS

1997

Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pak)

99

Sri Lanka

Lahore

2002

 

329

New Zealand

Lahore

2002

Sourav Ganguly (Ind)

99

England

Nottingham

2002

 

128

England

Leeds

2002

Virender Sehwag (Ind)

99

Sri Lanka

Colombo SSC

2010

 

109

Sri Lanka

Colombo PSS

2010

MS Dhoni (Ind)

99

England

Nagpur

2012

 

224

Australia

Chennai

2013

Murali Vijay (Ind)

99

Australia

Adelaide

2014

 

144

Australia

Brisbane

2014

Note: Ganguly had a sequence of 109, 99 and 173 in 1997.

Inzamam did so against different opponents at the same ground.

Boycott remains the only batsman to score a hundred after a 99 in the same Test. 

Vijay is the first opening batsman from a visiting side to score a hundred on the first day of a Test at Brisbane.

The previous best was a paltry 83 by West Indian Joey Carew in 1968.

His 144 is now the fourth highest by a visiting opening batsman on the first day of any Test in Australia.

Former teammate Virender Sehwag tops the list.

The details: 

Most runs by an opening batsman on first day of a Test vs Australia in Australia

Runs

Batsman

For

Venue

Season

195

Virender Sehwag

Ind

Melbourne

 2003-04

185

’Bill’ Barber

Eng

Sydney

 1965-66

177

Michael Vaughan

Eng

Adelaide

 2002-03

144

Murali Vijay

Ind

Brisbane

2014-15

141

Herbert Sutcliffe

Eng

Melbourne

 1924-25

Vijay is only the sixth Indian batsman to score a hundred on the opening day of a Test in Australia. The complete list:

Most runs by an Indian batsman on opening day of a Test in Australia

Runs

Batsman

Venue

 Season

195

Virender Sehwag

Melbourne

 2003-04

144

Murali Vijay

Brisbane

2014-15

132

Sunil Gavaskar

Sydney

 1985-86

124

Sachin Tendulkar

Adelaide

 2007-08

116

Krish Srikkanth

Sydney

 1985-86

114

Gundappa Viswanath

Melbourne

 1980-81

-RAJNEESH GUPTA

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