Ashton Turner in record fifth successive T20 duck – four of them first ball

Ashton Turner

(BBC) Australian Ashton Turner became the first man in Twenty20 history to make five consecutive ducks as he fell first ball in the Indian Premier League yesterday.

It was the third successive IPL golden duck for the 26-year-old, who batted at number five for Rajasthan Royals.

Team-mate Ajinkya Rahane, the India batsman, struck their side’s highest IPL score with an unbeaten 105.

Last month Turner hit 84 against India in a one-day international and he has played three ODIs and five T20s.

His unbeaten one-day innings in Chandigarh broke the run of T20 ducks, which began with a first-ball dismissal in the Big Bash League in February and was followed by a five-ball nought for Australia against India.

The Royals, captained by Australian Steve Smith and featuring England all-rounder Ben Stokes and newcomer Jofra Archer, lost the match against Delhi Capitals by six wickets with four deliveries left.

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