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Out without facing a ball: 11 Indians who have scored diamond ducks in ODIs

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Modified 29 Sep 2018, 04:25 IST
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#2 Chetan Sharma

Chetan Sharma is infamous for the last ball six he conceded
Chetan Sharma is infamous for the last ball six he conceded

In the second final of the 1986 edition of the same Benson & Hedges World Series Cup, bowling all rounder Chetan Sharma became the second Indian to bag a diamond duck.

Coming to partner Ravi Shastri at the crease at number eight, Chetan had to take the long walk back just after a minute in the middle as he was run out without facing a ball. In fact, in what could be termed as a baffling turn of events, as many as five Indian batsmen got run out in that innings, with India eventually losing the match by seven wickets.

#3 Venkatapathy Raju

Raju early celebration ended up being his nemesis
Raju's early celebration ended up being his nemesis

In a very famous and thrilling encounter against the Aussies in a match of the 1992 Benson & Hedges World Series Cup, India required thirteen of the final over, the equation being brought down to four from the last ball. Javagal Srinath was on strike and he cleanly slogged Tom Moody's ball towards Steve Waugh at mid-wicket.

What followed is best captured by Waugh himself, who went on to recollect in his autobiography, "In my eagerness to take the match winning catch, I overran the chance." Spilling a very easy chance by his standards, Waugh, who saw non-striker Raju pumping his fist in joy of starting the third run, fired in a throw from the deep 'with all the force' he had in him.

David Boon collected the ball and completed a run out which meant that Raju became the third Indian to endure the fate of a diamond duck, and India lost the match by one run. The Benson & Hedges World Series Cup coincidentally proved India's nemesis as far as diamond ducks are concerned.

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Published 29 Sep 2018, 04:25 IST
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