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New Zealand fast bowler Danny Morrison has claimed a world record
he could have done without -- most ducks in test cricket, the New
Zealand Press Association reported on Monday.
A fine for dissent, a world record no one would be proud of, and
bowling figures of none for 124 left Morrison without a fond
memory of the second day of the second cricket test against the
West Indies at St John's, Antigua on Sunday.
The day began poorly for Morrison. International Cricket Council
(ICC) match referee Mike Denness fined him 10 percent of his match
fee for showing dissent on the opening day of the match at the
He then worked tirelessly without success as the West Indies piled
on 548 for seven declared before failing in his nigh***chman's
duties when he was out leg before wicket for nought -- the 24th
duck of his international career.
That lifted Morrison past the previous world mark of 23 held by
Indian tailender Bhagwat Chandrasekhar -- who, afflicted by polio
of the hands, had extreme difficulty in holding and using a bat.
But Morrison saw the lighter side of his new record and said he
planned to auction a commemorative world record tie during his
benefit season for Auckland next summer.
``I have my benefit for Auckland next season and I'm going to
put out a special tie identifying the venues of all of my ducks. I
can't see myself making any money out of a bat contract so maybe
I'll be able to earn a few extra dollars through a world record
tie.'' he said.