Most Ducks in both Innings
Chris Martin, the former New Zealand cricketer, is known for his impressive bowling skills, but he also holds a unique record in cricket history. Martin has the dubious distinction of scoring the most number of ducks in both innings of a Test match. In fact, he has achieved this feat seven times, which is a record in itself.
Chris Martin can be named as the King of Pairs in cricket. He has been out for a duck in both innings of a Test match 7 times in his career. He achieved this Most Ducks in both Innings award total 7 times in his career. He has a total of just 123 Runs to his name in 104 innings with an average of mere 2.37, which is even lesser than his own bowling Economy rate in Tests!
Martin played for the New Zealand cricket team from 2000 to 2013 and was known for his accuracy and ability to swing the ball. However, he also had a tendency to fail with the bat, which is evident from his Test record. Martin played 71 Test matches for New Zealand, scoring only 123 runs at an average of 2.36. He holds the record for the most number of ducks in Test cricket by a New Zealand player with 36 ducks to his name.
Out of those 36 ducks, Martin recorded seven instances where he got out for a duck in both innings of a Test match. The first time he achieved this feat was in 2002 against South Africa in Johannesburg. He was dismissed for a duck in both innings of the match, with figures of 0/26 and 0/33 in the two innings.
Martin repeated this feat six more times in his career, including twice against England in 2008 and 2013. His final double duck came against South Africa in 2013, which also turned out to be his final Test match.
List of all the innings where Martin recorded Ducks in both Innings. Total 7 occasions
|0||6||11||caught||1||v West Indies||Auckland||09-Mar-06|
|0||2||11||bowled||3||v West Indies||Auckland||09-Mar-06|
|0||2||11||caught||2||v South Africa||Johannesburg||08-Nov-07|
|0||6||10||bowled||4||v South Africa||Johannesburg||08-Nov-07|
While Martin’s record of most double ducks in Test cricket may not be something to boast about, it is still a unique achievement that sets him apart from other players. It also highlights the importance of being able to perform with both bat and ball in international cricket, as players are expected to contribute in all departments of the game.
Despite his lack of success with the bat, Martin was a valuable player for the New Zealand team and played a crucial role in many of their victories. He ended his Test career with 233 wickets at an average of 33.81, which is a testament to his bowling prowess.
Who is Chris Martin?
Chris Martin is a former New Zealand cricketer who played for the New Zealand cricket team from 2000 to 2013.
What is Chris Martin’s famous record in Test cricket as a batsman?
Chris Martin holds the record for the most number of ducks in Test cricket by a New Zealand player with 36 ducks to his name. He also holds the record for the most number of double ducks in Test cricket with seven instances.
What is a double duck in cricket?
A double duck in cricket refers to the dismissal of a batsman for a score of zero in both innings of a Test match.
How many Test matches did Chris Martin play for New Zealand?
Chris Martin played 71 Test matches for New Zealand.
What was Chris Martin’s average in Test cricket?
Chris Martin scored only 123 runs in Test cricket at an average of 2.36.
When did Chris Martin retire from Test cricket?
Chris Martin retired from Test cricket in 2013 after playing his final Test match against South Africa.
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