Harry Brook Diamond Duck: Harry Brook has registered himself on the list of records that no player would be proud of as he got out without playing a ball in the second inning of England. The English batsmen came to bat in the second innings after scoring a century in the first one but had to face embarrassment after he departed on a diamond duck.
New Zealand’s famous win at the Wellington is the current hot topic in the cricketing world as the hosts registered an unexpected win after playing in a follow-on. NZ became the only 3rd team to win playing a follow-on after England (twice) and India.
The right-handed batsman departed at the non-strikers’ end after Joe Root called him for a run after the ball went towards the gully, Bracewell collected the ball, threw it over to the wicket-keeper Tom Blundell who made no mistakes, and took the stumps off.
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Harry Brook gets a Diamond duck, here’s the list of players who registered the first ducks in NZ
Diamond duck – Harry brook* (2023)
Harry Brook became the first player to register a Diamond duck playing in New Zealand after he departed at the non-strikers’ end.
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Golden duck – Ken James (1930)
Kenneth Cecil James was a New Zealand Test cricketer who played for Wellington and Northamptonshire. James was the first-choice wicket-keeper for New Zealand’s first Test matches. In 11 Tests he made 16 dismissals ( 11 Catches and 5 stumps)but failed completely as a batsman, scoring only 52 runs in total with an average of just 4.72
Silver duck – Tom Lowry (1930)
Thomas Coleman Lowry was a New Zealand Test cricketer. He captained the New Zealand team in its first seven Test matches, in 1930 and 1931. Lowry’s record in first-class cricket was astonishing as he played 198 matches, scoring 18 hundreds and 47 centuries.
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Bronze duck – Bruce Murray (1968)
Bruce Murray was a Test cricketer for New Zealand who played 13 Tests as a right-handed opening batsman between 1968 and 1971. Murray played 102 first-class matches, scoring 6257 runs with an average of over 35. He has 6 centuries and 46 half-centuries to his name.
Royal duck – Herbert Sutcliffe (1933)
Herbert Sutcliffe was an English professional cricketer who represented Yorkshire and England as an opening batsman. He was the first cricketer to score 16 centuries in Test match cricket. Herbert played 60 test matches for England scoring 4555 runs with an average of 60. he has 16 centuries and 23 fifties to his name.
Laughing duck – Geoffrey Legge (1930)
Geoffrey Bevington Legge was an English first-class cricketer who played in five Test matches between 1927 and 1930. Legge played 147 first-class matches, scoring 4955 runs with 7 centuries and 16 half-centuries to his name. His top score in the first-class cricket was 196 runs.
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