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

Modified 29 Sep 2018
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#4 Javagal Srinath

Srinath had his own technique of scoring runs
Srinath had his own technique of scoring runs

After already having been involved in Venkatpathy Raju's run out in March 1992, Indian pacer Srinath himself bagged a diamond duck in December same year.

Walking in to bat with one ball left in India's innings against South Africa at Newlands, Srinath was at the non-striker's end as state mate Anil Kumble was facing. In a bid to steal a bye the duo ran, but were unsuccessful in their attempt as wicket-keeper Dave Richardson found Srinath short of his ground. India ended up losing the match.

#5 Abey Kuruvilla

Kuruvilla is a forgotten cricketer of the past
Kuruvilla is a forgotten cricketer of the past

Unknown to many, Abey Kuruvilla was a right arm medium pacer who represented India in 25 ODIs, all of them played in the year 1997.

In the third ODI of India's 1997 tour of West Indies, Kuruvilla came in to bat at number ten to partner Noel David, another lesser known cricketer who played just four ODIs, all in the same year.

However, the medium pacer could not get a crack at the West Indian bowling as he had to walk back to the pavilion without troubling the scorers, but also without facing a single delivery. India, who were chasing 250 for victory, lost the match by 18 runs.

Published 29 Sep 2018, 04:25 IST
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