Cummins Grabs Place In Record Books With 95-minute Duck
Zeeshan Mehtab 22 days ago Sat 24th August 2019 | 11:09 PM
West Indies tailender Miguel Cummins booked an unwanted place in cricket's record books on Saturday when he faced 45 deliveries and spent 95 minutes at the crease without scoring a run before he was dismissed on the third day of the first Test against India
It was the second longest innings in Test cricket for someone being dismissed without scoring.
India's bowlers spent most of the morning session at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium labouring to claim the final two wickets of the home side's first innings as West Indies captain Jason Holder found sturdy support from Cummins in putting on 41 for the ninth wicket before they were eventually dismissed for 222.
However, they did not count on the defiance of Cummins, who hung around with Holder for an hour-and-a-half without getting off the mark.
Attempting to get his first runs though, the fast-medium bowler, who bats left-handed, was bowled having a swing at Ravindra Jadeja to give the left-arm spinner his second wicket of the inningsSeeking to work their team into a dominant position by the end of the day, the Indian opening pair of K.L. Rahul and Mayank Agarwal will resume in the afternoon session on 14 without loss in their second innings, an overall lead of 89 runs.