Miguel Cummins Place His Name in Record Book with 95-Minute Duck
Cummins scored a duck while spending 95-minute at the crease and in that he creates a world record. West Indies Batsmen Miguel Cummins booked an unwanted spot on the cricket record books on Saturday when he faced 45 deliveries and spent 95 minutes in the crease without scoring a run before being out to the closed day of the first Test against India.
It was the second-longest entry in test cricket for someone who was sacked without scoring.
That dubious record still holds by New Zealander Geoff Allott, who survived for 101 minutes before falling into nowhere against South Africa in Auckland in 1999.
Indian bowlers spent most of the morning session at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium working to claim the last two wickets of the home team’s first innings when West Indies captain Jason Holder found the Cummins’ strong support for putting 41 for the ninth wicket before they were finally dismissed by 222.
Having dropped from 174 for five to 179 by eight at the end of day two courtesy of persistent Ishant Sharma, India would have expected to finish the job quickly at the start of the game.
However, they did not count on the challenge of Cummins, who was with Holder for an hour and a half without leaving the brand.
When the society finally broke — Holder caught Mohammed Shami by 39 Cummins saw the last man Shannon Gabriel pick up two singles immediately.
However, while trying to get his first runs, the half-fast bowling player, who bats left-handed, took a hit on Ravindra Jadeja to give the left arm roulette his second innings wicket.
Trying to work for their team in a dominant position at the end of the day, the Indian opening pair of K.L. Rahul and Mayank Agarwal will resume in the afternoon session of the 14 in their second inning, a general 89-stroke lead.