When Indian opener Lokesh Rahul was dismissed for 199 on Sunday, he came the second Indian and 11th player overall to make a score of 199 in Test cricket. Of the 11, two players remained unbeaten on 199. Here’s a look at the eleven who have missed the double hundred mark by one run
Indian batsman Lokesh Rahul created history on a lazy Saturday, becoming the first Indian to hit a century on his one day debut. Rahul hit and six and finished up on exactly 100 from 115 balls as India beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets in the first ODI
Following the conclusion of day three of the Chennai Test between India and Australia, M S Dhoni became the seventh wicket-keeper in the history of Test cricket to register a double century. Here’s a look at the other six players to have achieved this rarest of rare feat.
On Friday, Australian Phillip Hughes became the latest batsman in international cricket to hit a century on his one-day debut. With the feat, Hughes became the eighth batsman to do so, but the first from Australia.
England skipper Alastair Cook not only wrote his name into the record books with his 23rd Test century, the most by an Englishman, but piled on the agony for India, registering his third ton in succession in this series.
Former left-arm spinner Ashley Giles has been appointed as England’s Head Coach for the T20I and ODI format. The existing England Head Coach Andy Flower meanwhile continues in his role of a Team Director who will be mainly in charge of the Test Team.
During the second day of the Galle Test against Pakistan, Kumar Sangakkara remained unbeaten on 199 as Sri Lanka were bowled out. Sangakkara played an awesome knock, which took Lanka to 472 and put them in command in the Test.
England coach Andy Flower has backed his out of form fast bowler Stuart Broad, saying that he will not be dropped from England's Test side despite his omission from Saturday's deciding ODI victory over Sri Lanka.