Cricket is a game which has always surprised us in terms of records, statistics and averages. Like the 50 over format, Test Cricket hasn’t been short of surprises in terms of records. Test cricket is one of the toughest and challenging formats in the sport.
Playing Test cricket requires patience and character. Every player dreams to play in the longer format for which one needs to develop mental toughness and temperament.
Some players have not been able to complete double century and have fallen short by one run. When a player enters the 90’s or crosses 190, it depends upon how he manages to control his nerves or it could be said how he maintains his temperament during that situation.
Some players start their innings confidently, but once they enter the 90’s or crosses 190, they tend to get a bit nervy. Some players have the nerves to control the pressure during that period. Some players have fallen short by one run of the double century mark in Tests.
It’s about how a player maintains the temperament during that particular situation. We take a look at five such players who fell short by one run to complete Test double century.
Younis Khan vs India 1st test in Lahore (2006)
It was one of the best innings Younis Khan ever played in his career. The middle-order batsman looked fluent while playing the cover drives. Anything short on the offside and Younis Khan was quick to put the ball away with his effortless cuts.
Younis Khan looked equally sharp on the leg side with his elegant yet well-timed flicks. With the wicket helping spinners, Younis Khan handled the spinners quite well. The wicket was a bit slow, which enabled the right-hander to play the ball late. Younis khan also drove the ball well with his elegant looking drives.
Unfortunately, the former captain was run out on 199, which included 26 boundaries. Younis Khan’s innings helped his team to reach 679/7 decl.
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