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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The Surrey wicketkeeper-batsman came in with the Lions on 25 for three, after a golden duck for captain James Vince and a run out for Sam Billings.
JP Duminy edged a beautiful delivery that drifted in and turned away to depart for a golden duck.
Colin Munro followed for a golden duck moments later, caught by Elgar at short leg, and BJ Watling reached the close unbeaten on 15 - the highest score in the New Zealand side.
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.
The advice seemed to work for Irfan as he dismissed Virender Sehwag for a golden duck off the first ball that he bowled to the Nawab of Najafgarh.
Hussey, out for a golden duck in the first innings, reached his 50 the next over as Australia regained the momentum.
It could have been even worse for the hosts after they slipped to two for three inside the first three overs - Simon Katich run out without facing a ball before James Anderson removed talisman Ricky Ponting for a golden duck.
Essex made a disastrous start when Mark Pettini was out for a golden duck off the bowling of Alfonso Thomas.
The teams met here in 2006, when Kevin Pietersen was out for a golden duck in the first innings before recovering.
Dernbach reflected on his telling contribution, including knocking back Alex Hales' off-stump for a golden duck, with justified satisfaction.
Younis didn't have much time to put his feet up, however, as Hafeez's horror tour ended with a golden duck in the second innings after Smith enforced the follow-on.
Stokes reacted to his dismissal for a golden duck in Thursday's narrow victory over West Indies at the Kensington Oval by smashing the locker back in the England dressing room.
David Snellgrove suffered a rare golden duck as Bootle lost to Leigh on Saturday
KEVIN PIETERSEN bagged the fifth golden duck of his Test career as England suffered horrendous early damage here last night.
James Anderson, who started this match seven wickets shy of Ian Botham's England record of 383 Test wickets, had opener Gautam Gambhir, trying to withdraw his bat, caught behind for a golden duck by wicketkeeper Jos Buttler.