Indian Premier League is one of the best leagues in cricket. It has provided immense opportunities to youngsters since its inception. There have some great knocks and some unlucky ones also. Here in this article, we will talk about the players who were left stranded on the score of 99 in IPL. Till now only three players have remained not out on 99 in IPL. The list is as below
1) Suresh Raina – 99* vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (2013)
Known as Mr. IPL, Suresh Raina was the first player in the history of IPL who was left stranded on the score of 99 and he had to go back to the pavilion being not out at the score of 99. It all happened back in 2013 when Chennai Super Kings batted first against Sunriser Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
Batting first CSK posted 223/3 in 20 overs and also won the match by 77 runs. Suresh Raina hit the four on the last ball of the first inning when he was at 95 and after that boundary, he ended his inning with the score of 99 not out in just 52 balls.
2) Chris Gayle – 99* vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (2019)
In IPL 2019, Univeral Boss Chris Gayle playing for Punjab Kings remained not out on the individual score of 99 against his former IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore. It was the 28th match of the IPL 2019 at Mohali. Despite the good inning of Chris Gayle (99* in 64 balls) Punjab Kings scored only 173/4 in 20 overs and lost the match by 8 wickets.
But with this inning, Chris Gayle became the 2nd player to go back to the pavilion on the score of 99 while remaining not out. Chris Gayle also remained not out in a similar way to Suresh Raina. He was on 95 and he hit a boundary on the very last ball of the inning and ended his inning on 99*.
3) Mayank Agarwal – 99* vs Delhi Capitals (2021)
Two years after Chris Gayle another player from Punjab Kings left stranded on the score of 99. This time it was Mayank Agarwal who was captaining Punjab Kings for the first time. It was the 29th match of the IPL 2021, between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals at Ahmedabad where Punjab Kings were asked to bat first.
While batting first, for Punjab Kings, Mayank Agarwal scored an unbeaten 99 in just 58 balls. However, this inning of Mayank was not enough for Punjab Kings as it scored only 166/6 in 20 overs and DC’s player chased this target with 7 wickets in hand and with 14 balls remaining.
List of players to remain not out on 99* in IPL
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