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7 Instances When A Batsman Scored 200 And Got Out On A Duck In The Same Test Match; Test runs are perhaps the most prized possession of any batsman. A Test double century, by all means, is an accomplishment of a dream. At the same time, getting out without troubling the scorers is perhaps the greatest agony. Over the years, we came across such moments in the game of cricket for seven occasions.
There are players, who came with all their guns blazing to knock a double century for his respective country.
However, in the same game, the very batsman registered a duck to make it a bitter-sweet memory of his life.
Here, in this article, we came up with seven instances when such records were registered.
Batsman With 200 and duck in the same Test:
Dudley Nurse of South Africa vs Australia in 1935:
The flamboyant batsman of South Africa is the first batsman in the history of cricket to achieve such feat. He first registered a duck against Australia in the home game at Johannesburg in 1935.
However, in the second innings, Dudley Nurse showed his class by smashing a stunning 231 runs with the help of 36 overs.
Trailing by 93 runs in the 2nd innings, Nourse toiled hard to get his side in the game. His knock helped South Africa to put 399 runs target on the board for Australia. However, Australians batted brilliantly in the fourth innings, which saw the game end in a draw.
It would have been a rare occasion in a Test match to see two batsmen scoring a double century in the same game but the umpires called stumps when McCabe was on 189* in the fourth innings of the game.