During his valiant knock of 99 off 116 deliveries, Bangladesh wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim became the first Bangladesh player to be dismissed for 99 in international cricket
During his valiant knock of 99 off 116 deliveries, Bangladesh wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim became the first Bangladesh player to be dismissed for 99 in international cricket

During his valiant knock of 99 off 116 deliveries, Bangladesh wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim became the first Bangladesh player to be dismissed for 99 in international cricket against Pakistan in the crucial Super Four match of the 2018 Asia Cup at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Rahim, who had scored a brilliant 144 against Sri Lanka, a match-winning knock in the tournament opener after the top-order had faltered, came in to bat with his team reeling at 12 for 2, which soon became 12 for 3.

He then combined with Mohammad Mithun for a big stand of 144 runs for the fourth wicket. Despite losing Mithun for 60, Rahim motored along batting back issues before he edged one off Shaheen Afridi to wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed to miss out on his seventh ODI hundred by just one run.

He become the first Bangladesh player (Men/ Women/ U19) to be out for of 99 in any form of international cricket (Tests/ ODIs/ T20Is).

He is also the only Bangladesh player to be out on 98 in ODIs. This makes only the 33rd instance a batsman has got out for 99 in over 4000 ODIs. England great Geoffrey Boycott was the first to be out on the dreaded score in 1980 at The Oval against Australia when he was caught by Kim Hughes off Dennis Lillee in the 91st ODI.

Opener Kris Srikkanth was the first India player to be out on 99 in ODIs against England in Cuttack in 1984. Rahim is only the 30th player to be out for 99.

Wondering who has been out the most on 99 in ODIs? Well, the great Sachin Tendulkar, all in 2007 between June and November. Of course the great one went on to make a record 51 ODI hundreds in his career.

The last player before Rahim to be out for 99 was Ireland’s Paul Stirling against Afghanistan at Greater Noida in March 2017.

Interestingly, Zimbabwe’s Chamu Chibhabha is the only player out the 30th not to have scored a century as of yet.