golden duck


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golden duck

In cricket, a batter's score of zero after being dismissed on the very first ball they face. It's an embarrassing start for Egley, who leaves the pitch with a golden duck.
See also: duck, golden
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OFF-COLOUR Kevin Pietersen was bowled for a golden duck in Melbourne Stars' three-wicket win at home to Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash.
He began by getting Sarfraz to nick to Graeme Smith at first slip and the very next delivery it was an action replay as Saeed Ajmal went for a golden duck. The smile kept getting wider as the spell continued and more lower-order batsmen gave catching practice.
England fast bowler Stuart Broad struck with the first ball of the day to dismiss West Indies for 243, removing Shannon Gabriel for a golden duck to complete test-best figures of seven for 72.
Dernbach reflected on his telling contribution, including knocking back Alex Hales' off-stump for a golden duck, with justified satisfaction.
Batsman "buzzing" after golden duck? Fans "thrilled" by signing of Benjani?
The visitors took a vice-like grip on the first day of the third Test as Michael Vaughan was dismissed for a golden duck while Alastair Cook (76), Ian Bell (50) and Andrew Flintoff (36 not out) scored the only runs of note.
Law's replacement Sutton began his innings hoping to avoid a fourth successive golden duck in all cricket.
McGrath singled out batsman Kevin Pietersen and captain Andrew Flintoff as England's two main attacking weapons but believes he has the measure of Warwickshire's Ian Bell, who he dismissed for a golden duck in the last Test at The Oval during England's 2-1 series victory last summer.
P NELSON Mandela, the hero of black Africa's struggle for freedom, was out for a golden duck this week after sticking his oar needlessly into the Zimbabwe farce.
But his new career got off to a torrid start as he was trapped leg before for a golden duck off DeFreitas, who finished with six for 101 as Lancashire were reduced to 275 all out.
Swamibapa started their innings on wrong footing when their opening batsman, Gurdeep Singh, was trapped leg before wicket for a golden duck by Raj Bhudia (3/24) Raj also caught and bowled Naman Patel for three.
An angry Stokes had punched a dressing room locker at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown for being dismissed for a golden duck against the West Indies and had promptly broken a bone in his hand.
Tim Bresnan edged Graham Onions to the wicketkeeper, and Onions then had Teessider Liam Plunkett lbw for a golden duck.
| WELL DONE SON: England''s Stuart Broad (centre) is congratulated after bowling out New Zealand''s Ross Taylor for a golden duck
Indian opener Abhinav Mukund went for a golden duck in reply but the tourists now have the upper hand after Rahul Dravid (7no) and VVS Laxman (13no) reached 24 for one at stumps.