Ishan Kishan joined an elite list on Monday as he became the 5th batman in the history of the IPL to register a score of 99 during his whirlwind knock against the Royal Challengers Bangalore [RCB] on Monday.
Over the years, we have seen numerous such instances where batsmen have played the innings of their life before either dismissed or remaining stranded on the dreaded score of 99.
Here are other instances where batsmen registered 99 in the IPL:
Suresh Raina v SRH, Hyderabad, 2013- 99* off 52 balls
Suresh Raina displayed why he is called ‘Mr IPL’ during his swashbuckling 52-ball 99 against SunRisers Hyderabad in the 2013 edition of the IPL.
Batting first, CSK had got off to a brilliant start with openers Murali Vijay [29 off 20 balls] and Mike Hussey [67 off 42 balls] accumulating 45 runs in a mere 5.2 overs before Vijay was eventually dismissed caught-behind by Thisara Perera. Enter Suresh Raina.
The southpaw smashed a swashbuckling 52-ball 99- an innings which included 11 fours and 3 sixes- and along with Hussey stitched a 133-run-stand for the 2nd wicket. Raina remained not-out at 99, thus becoming the first-ever batsman to do so in the IPL besides ensuring that CSK posted 3-223 in 20 overs, a target which they eventually defended by restricting SRH to 8-146.