5 Unlucky Batsmen Who Got Dismissed In The 290s In Test Cricket
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5 Unlucky Batsmen Who Got Dismissed In The 290s In Test Cricket

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Chasing personal milestones is never a primary objective for any cricketer taking to the field. Their main objectives are associated with team milestones. However, when batsmen or bowlers are near any personal milestone in the heat of the action, they become extra conscious of doing things right.

However, this is only when things begin to take a turn for the negative. In trying to achieve perfection, it is the over-concentration towards the weaknesses that leads players to throw away their wicket or get smashed for a boundary. There have been numerous instances in cricket when players have failed to capitalize on an achievement being on the brink of doing so.

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Today, we’ll take a look at the 5 unlucky batsmen who got dismissed in the 290s in Test cricket.

5 Unlucky Batsmen Who Got Dismissed In The 290s In Test Cricket

5. Sir Viv Richards- 291 vs England, 1976

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One of the most celebrated ever batsmen in world cricket, Sir Vivian Richards, was a pioneer in batsmanship during his days in the international circuit. Vivian Richards was dismissed in the 290s in a game against England at the Kennington Oval, wherein he was dismissed on a personal score of 291, nine runs short of his triple century. This went on to become his career-best performance.

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