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Miguel Cummins records the second-longest duck in Test cricket!


West Indies tail-ender Miguel Cummins frustrated Indian bowling in the first session of day three of the ongoing first Test between the two countries at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.

Miguel Cummins records the second-longest duck in Test cricket!
Miguel Cummins stays 95 minutes in the crease without scoring. Photo: DNA India

With irresistible resistance, Cummins stretched his 0-run innings up to 95 minutes. On the way, he played 45-deliveries.

The longest-ever duck in Test history was produced by Geoff Allot of New Zealand when he had failed to score a run for 101 minutes against South Africa in 1999.

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England pacer James Anderson possesses the third spot in this list, having batted for 81 minutes without scoring a run, against Sri Lanka in 2014.

After that, India bowled West Indies out for 222 runs thus securing a 75-run lead in the first innings of the first Test.

West Indies added 33 runs to their overnight total of 189/8. Cummins helped to sort out to reduce the margin of lead as he founded a 41-runs stand with skipper Holder.

Mohammad Shami finally managed to break the partnership having Holder caught for 39 runs.

Cummins also topped the list of facing most number of deliveries by a West Indian without scoring a run. He surpassed Keith Arthurton, who once faced 40 balls against England in at Lord’s in 2002, before getting dismissed for a duck in Test cricket.

For India, veteran paceman Ishant Sharma earlier picked up five wickets. Also, pacer Jasprit Bumrah became the fastest Indian pacer to 50 Test wickets.


 

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