Ishan Kishan Sets Unwanted World Cup Record with Golden Duck against Australia


Ishan Kishan Sets Unwanted World Cup Record with Golden Duck against Australia


In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 opener against Australia, Ishan Kishan stepped in as the replacement opener for the ailing Shubman Gill. India faced a challenging start, with Australia reducing them to 2/3 on a tricky surface in Chennai.

However, the dynamic duo of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul came to the rescue, forging an impressive 165-run partnership for the fourth wicket. This not only rectified the early setback but also showcased the resilience of India’s middle order as they comfortably chased down the 200-run target with ample time and overs to spare.

In a remarkable and unfortunate occurrence, Ishan Kishan, skipper Rohit Sharma, and Shreyas Iyer all fell for ducks. This marked the first instance in men’s ODIs where three of the top four batters failed to score. Rohit faced just one over, and Iyer departed on his third delivery, while Kishan was dismissed for a golden duck by Australian pacer Mitchell Starc in the very first over.

Ishan Kishan’s dismissal occurred when he attempted to chase a full and wide delivery from Starc, which swung further away from him. He offered a straightforward catch to Cameron Green at first slip. This unfortunate event made Kishan the seventh Indian opener to be dismissed for a duck.

With uncertainty surrounding Shubman Gill’s availability for the upcoming game against Afghanistan due to his battle with dengue fever, Ishan Kishan might continue as the opener. He will be eager to perform well in that role. Additionally, the nature of the pitch in Delhi, evident from the South Africa-Sri Lanka match, suggests a favorable batting track, encouraging Indian batsmen to make big contributions after a challenging outing in Chennai.


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