5 Instances of a batsman bagging a duck despite others scoring heavily

Here are the top Instances of a batsman bagging a duck where remaining players recorded good scores.

VVS Laxman
VVS Laxman. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Quite often we find many top batsmen being the lone performers while playing for their team despite any of the remaining players scoring at least 20 runs or even reaching double digits. On a parallel note, there are instances of all the players who got a chance to bat in an innings making it big.

But in this article, we take a look few instances where top-order batsman got out for a duck in an innings where his teammates made merry of the opposition’s bowling attack.

Here are the top Instances of a batsman bagging a duck where remaining players recorded good scores:

5. West Indies (1st innings) vs New Zealand in 1952 Auckland Test:

Roy Marshall
Roy Marshall. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

West Indies took 1-0 lead in the 2-match Test series during their tour of New Zealand in 1951-52. New Zealand invited the visitors to bat first in Auckland where the opening pair of Allan Rae and Jeffrey Stollmeyer added 197. The partnership was finally broken when Allan was dismissed for 99. The Kiwis managed to pick one more wicket quickly as No.3 batsman Roy Marshall was dismissed for a duck.

Later, Sir Everton Weekes shared a 115-run partnership for 3rd wicket with Stollmeyer. Jeffrey got out scoring 152 soon after Weekes fell for 51 runs. It marked the beginning of another huge partnership this time between Sir Frank Worrell and Sir Clyde Walcott. The duo put on 189 for the 5th wicket before Worrell fell for exactly 100 runs. Denis Atkinson joined Walcott who was nearing his century.

West Indies declared their innings at 546/6 after Walcott departed scoring 115 while Atkinson remained unbeaten on 8 runs. Among the West Indies’ top six, everyone except Roy Marshall made merry with the bat. West Indies, later bundled out New Zealand to 160 and enforced the follow-on before the game ended in a draw. The Caribbean team walked away with a series win with a scoreline of 1-0.

West Indies’ 1st innings vs New Zealand in 1952, Auckland. (Photo Source: CricketArchive)


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