West Indies batsman Sunil Ambris has scripted an unwanted history on his debut in the first Test against New Zealand in Wellington. He was expected to play a decent inning against the strong New Zealand side but unfortunately, he was dismissed in a way that even he couldn’t realise that he has lost his wicket. In the history of international cricket, Ambris became the first-ever batsman to get hit wicket on the very first ball on debut.
The incident happened in the 30th over after the dismissal of Shai Hope while the Windies side was reduced to 80/4. Ambris stepped into the field and took the strike. Neil Wagner was the bowler who delivered short delivery down the leg side. Ambris moved accordingly to play the shot but moved deep into the crease. His feet touched the stumps and dislodged the bails. The shot was nicely played towards the leg side but it turned out to be worthless.
Here’s the video:
Debut to forget for Sunil Ambris pic.twitter.com/ioHXF0KYmc
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It was hard for Ambris to believe that what had just happened. He was out on a duck and had to return to the pavilion.
With this episode, he became the became the first batsman in the history of Test cricket to get hit-wicket out for a golden duck on debut. Also, he is the sixth batsman overall to be dismissed on hit-wicket in Test innings.
The West Indies batting collapsed in front of the Kiwi bowling attack within 134 runs. Neil Wagner’s bowling was furious and picked 7 wickets and conceded 39 runs in 14.4 overs. By the end of Day 1’s play, New Zealand concluded on 85/2.