India captain Virat Kohli registered his fourth golden duck in Test cricket on Sunday during the ongoing second Test against West Indies at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica.Kohli got out off the first ball to Kemar Roach, who got rid of the India skipper and KL Rahul before that in successive deliveries. Both were identical deliveries, pitching just outside off-stump before moving slightly away to take the edge.But Roach missed out on his maiden hat-trick, failing to dislodge Ajinkya Rahane on the hat-trick ball. Roach also moved to 9th position on the list of bowlers with the most wickets in Test cricket for the Windies with 193 wickets and counting.v #WIvIND Kemar Roach moves to #9 on the all time Most Test Wicket list for the West Indies surpassing Wes Hall.8) Andy Roberts 2029) Kemar Roach 193*10) West Hall 192#MenInMaroon #ItsOurGame #WTC pic.twitter.com/Mb7NEfkLceWindies Cricket (@windiescricket) September 1, 2019It was Kohli’s fourth first-ball duck in Tests and the first since the Oval Test against England in 2018. Before that he had managed golden ducks against England at Lord’s in 2014 and against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2011.Overall, the number-one ranked batsman in Test cricket has been dismissed 9 times on a duck in red-ball international cricket. Kohli finished the Test series with 136 runs from four innings at an average of 34 with two fifties. He is currently the third highest run-scorer in the series.Incidentally, Kohli was also the sixth batsman to get out on a first-ball duck in world cricket on September 1.advertisementvKohli gone 1st ball and a whisker away from the off stump to Rahane to almost take a Hat Trick!!Roach is on fire!#WIvIND #MenInMaroon #ItsOurGameIND 41/3 (21)Live Scorecardhttps://t.co/VqaQSVQlls pic.twitter.com/ib3LiflCnmWindies Cricket (@windiescricket) September 1, 2019New Zealand opener Colin Munro, who was playing against Sri Lanka in the 1st T20I at Pallekele, got out for a duck while Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Luff, Lucy Higham and Kirstie Gordon also managed the same in the Women’s Cricket Super League T20 tournament being held in England.Kohli’s dismissal saw India being reduced to 36 for 3 in their second innings on Day 3. India were ahead by 335 runs at the time after they bowled the West Indies out for 117 in the first session.India decided not to enforce the follow-on despite taking a first-innings lead of 299 runs as they wanted to give some rest to their bowlers. West Indies, resuming the day at a dismal 87 for seven, batted for 14.1 overs and added 30 runs to their overnight total before getting all out in 47.1 overs.Also Read | Mohammed Shami becomes 3rd fastest Indian pacer to 150 Test wicketsAlso Read | Ishant Sharma goes past Kapil Dev’s record with 156th Test wicket outside AsiaAlso Read | People should get a life: Gavaskar blasts critics for questioning Bumrah’s bowling actionAlso Read | I owe the hat-trick to captain: Jasprit Bumrah tells Virat Kohli after Jamaica heroics
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