The Numbers Game goes to The Confectionery Stall

A number at which triumph and disaster intersect

Inspired by Mitchell Starc's 99 in Mohali, Andy and Rajesh take on the symmetrically mysterious number that turns the most dangerous batsmen into a bundle of nerves (00:00)

Produced by: Gokul Chakravarthy

March 24, 2013

Posted by   on (March 26, 2013, 13:41 GMT)

Martin Crowe's highest test score is 299 against Sri Lanka

Posted by   on (March 26, 2013, 7:18 GMT)

Mohammad Azharuddin's highest test match score is 199.. surprised how these guys missed out on it..

Posted by   on (March 26, 2013, 2:18 GMT)

Also another legand who finished his career with 299 ODIs - Brian Lara.

Posted by   on (March 25, 2013, 2:35 GMT)

If 99 is symmetrically mysterious, what is 101? What is 69?

Comments have now been closed for this article

Play Video
A face-off on 40

Oct 29, 2013 Two 39-year-olds, Andy Zaltzman and S Rajesh, party with the number 40 (16:01)

Play Video
'A number that would please Richie Benaud'

Aug 26, 2013 Andy Zaltzman and S Rajesh explore Tendulkar's highest Test score, the magical 248 (19:00)

Play Video
Chappell: In trying to cover one weakness, Cook has created others

Match Point: Ian Chappell demonstrates what went wrong for England captain Alastair Cook, when he was bowled around legs by Mohammed Shami (01:49) | Jul 10, 2014

Play Video
Agarkar: Last stand reduced India's chances of losing

Match Point: Ian Chappell and Ajit Agarkar discuss how frustrating it must have been for Alastair Cook and England when Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar added 111 runs on the second day (03:18) | Jul 10, 2014

Play Video
Kimber: Shami the all-round superstar

Video Report: Jarrod Kimber reports from Trent Bridge, where India were finally dismissed for 457 before Alastair Cook once again failed with the bat (01:05) | Jul 10, 2014