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What is the record for most balls faced without scoring? test, odi and first class.
Asked by: tim on 20-08-2011..
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BinitThe record of scoring a duck after facing most number of deliveries, in test matches, belongs to former New Zealand left arm fast bowler = Geoff Allott, facing 77 balls before he was out without opening his account. here's a list..

Most balls to score a duck, in tests
77 balls, 101 mins = Geoff Allott, NZ v SA, Feb 1999.
52 balls, 50 mins = Richard Ellison, Eng v Ind, Nov 1984.
51 balls, 72 mins = Peter Such, Eng v NZ, August 1999.
42 balls, 38 mins = Mike Whitney, Aus v Eng, August 1981.
42 balls, 45 mins = Shoaib Akhtar, Pak v SL, March 2000.
41 balls, 72 mins = Manjural Islam, Bdesh v SL, July 2002.
40 balls, 49 mins = Keith Arthurton, WI v Eng, June 1995.
39 balls, 57 mins = Darrin Murray, NZ v SL, March 1995.

In ODI, the honor goes to Runako Morton of West Indies who once batted more than 6 overs himself but couldn't open his account. here's the list..

Most balls to score a duck, in oneday
31 balls, 56 mins = Runako Morton, WI v Aus, 24 Sept 2006.
27 balls, 37 mins = Elton Chigumbura, Zim v Bdesh, 19 Jan 2009.
23 balls, 23 mins = Phil Simmons, Windies v NZ, 26 Oct 1994.
22 balls, 33 mins = Athar Ali Khan, Bdesh v India, 25 May 1998.
21 balls, 21 mins = Graeme Flower, England v NZ, 20 Jan 1983.
20 balls, -- mins = Graeme Labrooy, SL v England, 15 Oct 1989.
20 balls, 18 mins = Chris Mpofu, Zimbabwe v Bdesh, 8 Dec 2006.
19 balls, 13 mins = Allan Mullally, Eng v SL, 23 March 2001.
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