Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews missed out on a double hundred as he fell on 199 against Bangladesh in the first Test in Chattogram on Monday.
Mathews became the third Sri Lanka and 12th batsman to be dismissed on 199 in Test cricket.
The 34-year-old who has a Test best of 200 not out against Zimbabwe, fell one short of his second double ton to Bangladesh off-spinner Zayeem Hasan as Sri Lanka was bowled out for 397 in its first innings.
Incidentally, Mathews became the third Sri Lankan player after Sanath Jayasuriya and Kumar Sangakkara and the 12th batter in Test history to fall on 199. He is also the only batter to be dismissed both on 99 and 199.
New Zealand’s Martin Crowe is the only batter to be dismissed on 299 in Test cricket.
Here’s a look at the batters to be dismissed on 199 in Test cricket:
Mudassar Nazar (Pakistan) vs. India on October 24, 1984, Mohammed Azharuddin (India) vs. Sri Lanka on December 17, 1986, Mathew Elliot (Australia) vs. England on July 24, 1997, Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) vs. India on August 9, 1997, Steve Waugh (Australia) vs. West Indies on March 26, 1999, Andy Flower (Zimbabwe) vs. South Africa on September 7, 2001, Younis Khan (Pakistan) vs. India on January 13, 2006, Ian Bell (England) vs. South Africa on July 10, 2008, Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) vs. Pakistan on June 22, 2012, Steve Smith (Australia) vs. West Indies on June 11, 2015, KL Rahul (India) vs. England on December 16, 2016, Dean Elgar (South Africa) vs. Bangladesh on September 28, 2017, Faf du Plessis (South Africa) vs. Sri Lanka on December 26, 2020, Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka) vs. Bangladesh on May 16, 2022.