Longest duck in cricket
Longest duck in cricket is 77 Ball Duck and this record is with New Zealand tail-ender Geoff Allott. He took 101 minutes and 77 balls before getting out on zero run.
Geoff Allott was dismissed without scoring a run after facing 77 balls against South Africa in 1999, making the record for the longest duck in Test cricket history. The 101-minute innings helped New Zealand draw the match. This is also the record of most balls faced by a number 11 batsman before getting out on a duck.
Geoff Allott, born on December 24, 1971, was also the first bowler to take 20 wickets in a single World Cup.
1st Test South Africa vs New Zealand Auckland, Feb-Mar 1999
New Zealand won the toss and elected to field. With the brilliant century of Gary Kirsten 128 and Daryll Cullinan 275 not out South Africa scored a massive 621 runs for 5 wickets before declaring their first inning.
In reply New Zealand where 320 for 9 in around 133 overs and New Zealand defeat was looking so obvious.
But Geoff Allott along with Chris Harris fought brilliantly and set a price tag for his wicket. He has faced 77 balls and stayed at crease for 101 minutes before getting out on a duck. This is still a record of longest duck in cricket. With this resistance shown by him and Chris Harris aloud New Zealand to look for a draw. Eventually New Zealand was able to manage a draw after forcing on to follow on they have made 244 runs for 3 wickets in their second inning (full scorecard).
Top 5 players who faced most balls before getting out on a duck;
|1||Geoff Alott (NZ)||77||South Africa||Auckland||1999|
|2||James Anderson (Eng)||55||Sri Lanka||Leeds||2014|
|3||Richard Ellison (Eng)||52||India||Mumbai||1984|
|4||Peter Such (Eng)||51||New Zealand||Manchester||1999|
|5||Paul Sheahan (Aus)||44||England||Lord’s||1968|
Q: Who has the record of most balls faced in test cricket before getting out on a duck?
A: New Zealand cricketer Geoff Allott played 77 balls before getting out on a duck. This is a world record of playing most number of balls before getting out on zero.
Q: What is golden duck in cricket?
A: When a batsman get out on first ball he faces, it is known as golden duck.
Q: Most balls faced in test before getting out on duck?
A: 77 balls. New Zealand cricketer Geoff Allott holds this record.
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