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McGrath bowls a new record

Rajneesh Gupta | October 07, 2004 17:02 IST

The wicket of Akash Chopra in India's first innings of the first Test in Bangalore on Thursday gave Glenn McGrath a world record, which almost went unnoticed.

This was the 80th instance of McGrath dismissing a batsman on duck. He now holds the world record of dismissing most batsmen on duck in Test cricket.

Chopra's wicket took McGrath past West Indian Courtney Walsh and Pakistani Wasim Akram's tally of 79 duck-dismissals. McGrath then further extended his tally to 81 by giving Dravid his first duck on home soil.

BowlerForDucksWktsTestsDuck %Ducks per Test
GD McGrath*Aus814429818.320.82
CA WalshWI7951913215.220.60
Wasim AkramPak7941410419.080.76
M Muralitharan*SL775329114.470.85
CEL AmbroseWI764059818.770.78
Waqar YounisPak763738720.380.87
SK Warne*Aus7152711313.470.63
Kapil DevInd6843413115.670.52
RJ HadleeNZ664318615.310.77
SM Pollock*SA623498517.770.73
Imran KhanPak613628816.850.69
MD MarshallWI573768115.160.70
RGD WillisEng573259017.540.63
WPUJC Vaas*SL532628020.230.66
FS TruemanEng503076716.290.75

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