Sunil Ambris has created an unique feat as he becomes the only cricketer to be dismissed hit wicket for a golden duck and to open the account with a six on debut.
Ambris became a part of an unfortunate moment on debut against New Zealand on day one of the first Test in Wellington. He was dismissed hit wicket off Neil Wagner in his very first ball. Before him, no one was dismissed hit wicket in the first ball on debut.
However, he became the sixth cricketer to score his first runs with a six. He hooked Trent Boult for a six in his third ball of the second innings. He made 18 runs in West Indies’ second innings.
Hit wicket for a golden duck in Tests:
Vijay Manjrekar, India vs West Indies, Port of Spain, 1962
Vanburn Holder, West Indies vs India, Chennai, 1975
Deryck Murray, West Indies v England, The Oval, 1980
Sunil Ambris, West Indies v New Zealand, Wellington, 2017
Players to score first runs with a six:
Eric Freeman, Australia vs India, Brisbane, 1968
Carlisle Best, West Indies vs England, Kingston, 1986
Keith Dabengwa, Zimbabwe vs New Zealand, Bulawayo, 2005
Mark Craig, New Zealand vs West Indies, Kingston, 2014
Dhananjaya de Silva, Sri Lanka vs Australia, Kandy, 2016
Sunil Ambris, West Indies vs New Zealand, Wellington, 2017
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com