Is this the worst first ball in history?
Is this the worst first ball in history?

Is this the worst debut in Test cricket history?

OUCH. It doesn't matter who you support, you've got to feel for this guy.

When they do up the all-time list for worst debuts in sporting history, Sunil Ambris will likely find his name alongside some of the biggest flops in memory.

The West Indies batsman approached the crease in his first match under the Maroon helmet, likely as nervous as he'll ever be before facing a delivery and gave cricket a debut to remember.

The 24-year-old was out first ball off the bowling of Black Caps seamer Neil Wagner, but it was the method of his dismissal which will see his debut consigned to the history books.

Wagner skittled the Windies with career-best figures.
Wagner skittled the Windies with career-best figures.

Ambris successfully turned the ball to fine leg but tripped backwards onto his stumps to be dismissed via hit-wicket making him the first man in the history of Test cricket to fall on the first ball of his innings in the humiliating manner.

Only nine other men in the history of the game have fallen for a duck via hit-wicket with the most recent behind Ambris being former Aussie skipper Steve Waugh in 2003 against India.

Wagner took Test-best figures of 7-39 in ripping through the West Indies batting line-up to help dismiss the tourists for 134 in their first innings.


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