MS Dhoni claims unwanted record in Brisbane

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Brisbane, Dec 20: India captain MS Dhoni claimed an unwanted record during the second Test loss to Australia at the Gabba on Saturday.

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The 33-year-old Dhoni was dismissed for a duck by debutant paceman Josh Hazlewood in the second innings today. With this, the right-handed batsman collected his 8th duck (most by an Indian captain) in 59 Tests as skipper. Overall he has 10 zeroes in 89 matches. (Dhoni's 10 reasons for defeat)

MS Dhoni - 8 ducks in Tests as captain

This is now the joint 3rd highest number of scores of nought for a Test captain. The list is headed by New Zealand's Stephen Fleming with 13 ducks followed by Graeme Smith of South Africa with 10.

Dhoni, Michael Atherton (England) and the late Hansie Cronje (South Africa) are at 3rd with 8 ducks apiece.

However, Dhoni now holds the dubious record of most ducks for a wicketkeeper-captain in Tests.


Most ducks by Test captains (Top 5)

13 - Stephen Fleming

10 - Graeme Smith

8 - MS Dhoni, Michael Atherton, Hansie Cronje

7 - Allan Border, Greg Chappell, Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardene, MAK Pataudi, Ricky Ponting, Garry Sobers, Courtney Walsh

6 - Kapil Dev, Arjuna Ranatunga, Darren Sammy, Andrew Strauss, Steve Waugh, Frank Worrell

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