Tigers make another record of ‘ducks’...

Tigers make another record of ‘ducks’

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:12 PM, 17 June 2022  

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A total of six Bangladeshi batters registered 'duck' on the day one of the first cricket Test against West Indies, leaving the side in a position of embarrassment at Sri Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday.

This was the second straight match in which a record six Bangladeshi batters produced duck and overall third in their Test history. No other team had six batters with duck in more than one game in the cricket's elite format.

Courtesy to the brittle batting, Bangladesh were reduced to 45-6 before captain Shakib Al Hasan's valiant 51 runs knock helped them get past 100 as they were bowled out for 103.

West Indies then ended the day on 95-2, with captain Kraigg Brathwaite batting on 42 and Nkrumah Bonner on 12. They are now trailing by just 8 runs.

This was the consecutive third Test that Bangladesh were six down before crossing 50 runs mark. In the last two Tests at home against Sri Lanka, they tasted the same fate.