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Alyssa Healy, Mitchell Starc and others with highest scores of 99

Alyssa Healy, Mitchell Starc and others with highest scores of 99
by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

At the WACA in Perth, Alyssa Healy fell one short of a maiden Test hundred, joining a list of unfortunate cricketers with highest scores of 99.

Darcie Brown (5-21), Annabel Sutherland (3-19), and Tahlia McGrath (2-4) bowled out South Africa for 76 runs in 31.2 overs after Alyssa Healy won the toss and opted to field. This is South Africa’s lowest total as well as the fourth-shortest innings by any side in the format.

South Africa then reduced Australia to 12-3 before Beth Mooney (78) and Healy added 155. When debutant Delmi Tucker caught Healy off her own bowling, the Australian captain was a run short of what would have been her maiden Test hundred.

Healy joined a list of unfortunate cricketers with a highest Test score of 99, though she has five hundreds in ODIs and one more in T20Is. One person on the list is her husband, Mitchell Starc.

Highest scores of 99 in international cricket

Out for 99

Women’s Tests: Australia – Jess Jonassen*, Alyssa Healy*.

Men’s Tests: Australia – Shane Warne, Mitchell Starc*. England – Norman Yardley, Martyn Moxon. India – Rusi Surti. New Zealand – John Beck, Dipak Patel. Pakistan – Maqsood Ahmed, Asim Kamal.

Women’s ODIs: Pakistan – Bismah Maroof*.

Men’s ODIs: Zimbabwe – Chamu Chibhabha*.

Men’s T20Is: Denmark – Hamid Shah*. Saudi Arabia – Abdul Waheed*.

Not out 99

Men’s Tests: England – Alex Tudor.

Women’s ODIs: West Indies – Carol-Ann James.

Men’s ODIs: UAE – Swapnil Patil*. West Indies – Jason Holder*. Zimbabwe – Malcolm Waller.

Men’s T20Is: Bulgaria – Omar Rasool*. England – Luke Wright. Gibraltar – Louis Bruce*. New Zealand – Devon Conway*. Pakistan – Mohammad Hafeez. Romania – Ramesh Satheesan*.

Of cricketers without a hundred in women’s T20Is, Mithali Raj’s 97 not out is the highest career-best score.

*active at the time of writing: if they get a hundred, they will be not be part of this unfortunate list

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