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Test Cricket: Most Ducks in Tests At No. 3

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Test Cricket Most Ducks in Tests At No. 3

Test Cricket: Owing to their poor form in Test Cricket, there were doubts over the selection of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane in India’s playing XI for the first Test against South Africa.

Pujara got out off Lungi Ngidi on the very first ball he faced in the Test match. Getting out on a duck is never a pleasant memory for any batsman.

Notably, this is not the first time when a number three batsman got out on a duck in Test cricket.

let’s take a look at the top 6 batsmen who scored the most ducks in Test Cricket while batting at number three position.

Test Cricket: Most Ducks in Tests At No. 3

Cheteshwar Pujara: 9

Cheteshwar Pujara has been India’s specialist number three batsman in Test Cricket for a very long time now. His recent form, however, has invited a lot of criticism. Ahead of the first Test against South Africa in Centurion, there were doubts over his selection in the playing XI.

India’s number three Test batsman got out on a duck on 9 occasions in Test Cricket. He currently has the fifth joint highest number of ducks to his name while batting at number three in Test Cricket.

Ricky Ponting: 9

Ricky Ponting made 168 appearances in Test Cricket and is the only cricketer to be involved in 100 Test victories. Apart from all the accolades and achievements, Ponting has also held an unwarranted record which he doesn’t want to remember. In his illustrious Test Cricket career, he got out on a duck on 9 occasions out of 168 Tests.

Kumar Sangakkara: 10

Sangakkara is currently the sixth-highest run-scorer in Test Cricket with 12,400 runs to his name in 134 Tests at an average of 57.40. Sangakarra played 134 Tests during his Test Cricket career and got out on a duck on 10 occasions.

David Boon: 11

David Boon played 107 Tests for Australia and scored 7422 runs at an average of 43.65. He hit 21 centuries and 32 half-centuries. Amidst all his stellar knocks, Boon also got out on a duck on 11 occasions while batting at number three in his Test Cricket Career.

Hashim Amla: 11

His penchant for converting the starts into big scores made him a lethal force in Test Cricket. He played 124 Tests during his illustrious career and scored 9282 runs at an average of 46.41. He has 28 centuries and 4 double-centuries to his name.

Azhar Ali: 14

Azhar Ali has played 91 Tests for Pakistan so far in his illustrious career, scoring 6721 runs at 42.53. Azhar Ali also holds the unwarranted record of scoring the most number of ducks while batting at number three position in Test Cricket.

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