[This is one for cricket aficionados. Others will find it as duller than a Reality TV Rejects Competition]
Nearly did what? Well, if he’d been out one run earlier, he’d have taken 238 off the list.
What list? The all-time list of scores achieved by batsmen in Test cricket. There have been over 1850 Tests; in those Tests, batsmen have achieved every score between 0 and 228. No batsman has ever been out (or innings-closed-not-out) on 229. The next unachieved number after 229 is 238.
Today, Ganguly sailed through the 220s without stopping at 229, so that wasn’t on. But he was on 238 for a short while.
And got out one run later.