India equal record for most ducks in an innings against England

India had a dubious distinction of registering 6 ducks in the same Test innings. This ugly record came today against England on the initial day of the 4th Test at Old Trafford.  India were bundled out for just 152 runs in 46.4 overs and in this sorry scorecard included 6 batsmen departing to the pavilion without scoring.

English fast bowler Stuart Broad was the wrecker-in-chief with 6/25 in 13.4 overs. This is only the 4th occasion in the history of 2,134 Tests that 6 batsmen have failed to open their account in the same innings. Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Pankaj Singh were the 6 Indian batsmen who scored ducks on yesterday.

Pakistan, South Africa and Bangladesh are the 3 other sides to be in this 6-duck club. Only consolation for India is that they registered the highest team score among the four. The earlier worst for India was 5 ducks in the same innings.

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