Cricket Throwback 6th August| cricket ke ajeeb kisse Peter Such got standing ovation from spectators after scoring a duck against New Zealand| Cricket Throwback| New Zealand tour of England 1999| batsman Out on zero|
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- Unique day in cricket history, when batsman became hero even after getting out for zero
- The story of the year 1999, which cricket fans still remember, that unique innings of Peter Sach
- The match was played between England and New Zealand, England was embarrassed on its own ground
On Thursday, Indian cricket fans got to hear the word ‘duck’ quite often, that is, when a batsman is out for zero. The reason for this is Indian captain Virat Kohli who got out on his very first ball in the first test match against England. Many strange records of getting out on zero have also been recorded in his name. We will also tell you an anecdote related to ‘duck out’ but it is not related to India but to the England team. The case is from exactly 22 years ago today. The name of the player was – Peter Such.
In the year 1999, the New Zealand team was on a tour of England. In the first week of August, the third match of the Test series between the two teams was played at Old Trafford (Manchester). In this match, the host England team won the toss and decided to bat first. In the form of captain Mark Boucher, the England team got the first blow on the score of 13 runs and in sight, 8 wickets fell within 152 runs. The England team was in trouble.
that historic partnership
Every batsman who came on the pitch was going back to the pavilion after getting out, but Mark Ramprakash, who came at number six, remained at one end while batting superbly restrained. No batsman was supporting him, eight wickets had fallen and England were heading towards an embarrassing end to the innings. Then Peter came out to bat at number 10. He decided to stick with Mark Ramprakash and the two shared a 31-run partnership which lasted for almost 16 overs.
The moment came, when the audience stood up and started clapping
Mark Ramprakash had completed his half-century and it was the tail batsman Peter Sach who played a big part because when all the other batsmen were getting out, Peter stayed on the pitch for more than an hour so that Ramprakash could score runs. But Peter’s innings also ended, he was dismissed by New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori. But the interesting aspect here was that Peter, who batted for 72 minutes, scored 0 runs in 51 balls. Whenever the ball came to play, Peter did just the job of stopping the ball, did not lose his wicket and gave full time to Mark Ramprakash. Peter’s struggling innings was such that when he was returning to the pavilion after getting out, the audience stood up and applauded him and saluted his courageous innings. That date was August 6th.
Amazing in bowling, what was the result of the match?
Mark Ram played an unbeaten 69 off 227 balls in this innings and England were all out for 199 runs batting 109.1 overs. Nathan Astle (101) and Craig McMillan (107 not out) scored centuries on behalf of the New Zealand team, and the team declared the innings for the loss of 9 wickets, scoring a huge score of 496 runs. During this, spinner Peter Sach, who was dismissed for 0, took the maximum 4 wickets.
Peter Sach took the most wickets in the innings but he also conceded 114 runs. Answering in the second innings, the English team had scored 181 runs for the loss of 2 wickets and on the fourth day of the match it rained so much that the match was declared a draw, saving the England team from a humiliating defeat.
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