India vs West Indies, 1st Test: Miguel Cummins gets in record books with 45-ball duck

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 25 August 2019, 07:43 AM
Miguel Cummins (Image: BCCI)
Miguel Cummins (Image: BCCI)

He may not have scored any runs but Miguel Cummins played a record setting innings on Saturday in the first Test between India and West Indies.

While he failed to score a single run, Cummins defied the Indian bowlers for 45 deliveries. Cummins' 45-ball duck now stands as the second-longest innings played without scoring a run in the history of test cricket. 

Cummins staying the middle for 95 minutes during his innnings. His stay is just second to New Zealander Geoff Allott, who still holds the record of playing for longest time without scoring a run. Allot batted 101 minutes before getting dismissed for zero against South Africa in 1999. 

Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Koghli hit half centuries as India took control of the first cricket Test against the West Indies. 

Rahane remained unbeaten on 53 while Kohli was batting on 51 as India reached 185 for three at stumps on the third day of the match on Saturday. The visitors now enjoy an overall lead of 260 runs with seven wickets in hand and two full days play remaining.

Earlier, resuming at the overnight score of 189 for eight, Holder and Miguel Cummins stuck together for 103 balls, forging a crucial 41-run partnership for the ninth wicket to take West Indies close to the Indian total.

Holder kept a calm head and guided his younger partner Cummins brilliantly to get as close as possible to the Indian total.

While Holder made 39 off 65 balls with the help of five boundaries, Cummins gave his skipper the right support from the other end by just staying at the crease although he couldn't open his account. 

The Indian bowlers found it difficult to break the stubborn partnership as they needed 85 balls in the opening session to dislodge the stand. The partnership was finally broken when Holder edged a Mohammed Shami delivery to wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant behind the stumps in the 74th over.

Left-arm spinner Jadeja finally drew curtains on West Indies innings when he cleaned up Cummins an over later.

First Published: Sunday, August 25, 2019 07:43 AM
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