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Miguel Cummins enters record books with second slowest duck
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Miguel Cummins enters record books with second slowest duck

Miguel Cummins registered an unwanted record after he faced 45 deliveries and spent 95 minutes at the crease without scoring a single run on the third day of the first Test against India.

The No.10 batsman claimed the record for the second-longest innings in Test history for someone not getting off the mark.

Cummins fell six minutes shy of breaking the dubious feat of New Zealand's Geoff Allott who lasted 101 minutes before being dismissed for nought in 1999 against South Africa.

Although Cummins could not add any run to the West Indies' total of 222, his partnership with skipper Jason Holder whittled away at the deficit attempting to weaken India's strong grasp over the game.

Cummins' stubborn resistance kept the Indian bowlers busy during the majority of the morning session at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium after the West Indies resumed batting at their overnight score of 179-8.

India, expecting to wrap up the hosts' tail with ease, found it hard to beat the sturdy defence of Cummins while Holder on the other end launched exuberant strokes in a stand that consumed an hour-and-a-half of the first session.

The partnership was finally disrupted by Mohammed Shami, who had Holder caught behind for a useful 39.

Cummins then stuck around with last man Shannon Gabriel for an over before deciding to have a wild swing at Ravindra Jadeja's bowling.

The 28-year-old could not connect his slog and was clean bowled by the left-arm spinner to hand him his second wicket of the innings with India gaining a dominant 77-run lead.