Unwanted record for Tamim, Soumya

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:05, Aug 02,2018 | Updated: 23:21, Aug 01,2018

 
 

Bangladesh opener Soumya Sarkar returns to the pavilion after being dismissed for a duck during their 1st Twenty20 international match against West Indies at Warner Park in St Kitts on Wednesday. — AFP photo

Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar found themselves in an unwanted record after both the batsmen were dismissed in the first ball they faced against West Indies in the first Twenty20 international in St Kitts on Wednesday.
With their getting out in the first-ball, they became the first opening pair to be dismissed for golden ducks in a Twenty20 international since the format was introduced in international cricket in 2005.
Bangladesh, who were sent into bat first in the rain-hit match, got off to worst possible start when their in-form opener Tamim Iqbal was stumped off Ashley Nurse in the first ball of the match.
It was the 17th incident in T20 cricket when a batsman was dismissed in the first ball of a match but the 29-year old batsman became only the first cricketer to be stumped off in the first ball of a T20 match.
Top-order batsman Liton Das scored a boundary and a single in the next two deliveries to give Soumya the strike but the southpaw, who was struggling with his form for quite a long time, misjudged the delivery of Nurse only to be bowled in his first delivery.
This was the second time in 36 innings when Soumya was dismissed for a golden duck in a Twenty20 match, who also had the experience of getting out for a diamond duck in his debut Twenty20 match against Pakistan in 2015.
After the very early dismissals of the openers, Bangladesh team managed to score 143-9 in their stipulated overs and the Caribbean side reached the revised target (91 off 11 overs) with 11 balls to remain. 

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