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March 3, 2004, 04:45 AM
Habibul Bashar of Bangladesh recently bagged a pair in his first Test as captain, against Zimbabwe. Has anyone else suffered this unfortunate fate? asked Saurav Dey from Kolkata

Well, it also happened to Mark Taylor, who bagged a pair in his first match as Australia's captain at Karachi in 1994-95, in a match where Pakistan's last pair (Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mushtaq Ahmed) added 57 and dramatically won the game. Taylor did rather better after that, though the next time he went to Pakistan (in 1998-99) he scored 334 not out at Peshawar. The only other man to collect a pair of ducks on captaincy debut was Rashid Latif (who by chance was Pakistan's wicketkeeper in Taylor's first match at Karachi) against South Africa at Port Elizabeth in 1997-98. Fifteen other men have bagged a pair during their time as a Test captain (but not on debut).

Source (http://plus.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/CRICKET_NEWS/2004/MAR/081998_COL-ASKSTEVEN_01MAR2004.html)

March 3, 2004, 05:02 AM
This was posted by Aslam Siddiqui in rec.sport.cricket

Here is a list of players who have been dismissed for a 'pair' in a
Test match while captaining their sides.
J Darling Aus v Eng Sheffield 1902
LJ Tancred SAf v Eng The Oval 1912
VS Hazare Ind v Eng Kanpur 1951-52
HB Cave NZ v WI Dunedin 1955-56
FMM Worrell WI v Aus Melbourne(2) 1960-61
R Benaud Aus v Eng Leeds 1961
Imtiaz Ahmed Pak v Eng Dacca 1961-62
BS Bedi Ind v Eng Delhi 1976-77
IT Botham Eng v Aus Lord's 1981
AR Border Aus v WI Perth 1992-93
MA Taylor Aus v Pak Karachi 1994-95
SP Fleming NZ v Aus Hobart 1997-98
CA Walsh WI v Pak Rawalpindi 1997-98
Rashid Latif Pak v SAf Port Elizabeth 1997-98
N Hussain Eng v WI The Oval 2000
JC Adams WI v Aus Melbourne 2000-01
Waqar Younis Pak v Aus Sharjah(2) 2002-03
Habibul Bashar BD v Zim Harare 2003-04
Note: Taylor, Rashid and Habibul were making their captaincy debuts.
Bonus - players who were dismissed for a 'duck' in their first Test
innings as captains:
WL Murdoch Aus v Eng The Oval 1880
IFW Bligh Eng v Aus Melbourne(1) 1882-83
A Shrewsbury Eng v Aus Adelaide 1884-85
GHS Trott Aus v Eng Lord's 1896
PF Warner Eng v Aus Sydney(1) 1903-04
FS Jackson Eng v Aus Nottingham 1905
JWHT Douglas Eng v Aus Sydney(1) 1911-12
W Bardsley Aus v Eng Leeds 1926
TC Lowery NZ v Eng Christchurch 1929-30
EP Nupen SAf v Eng Johannesburg(1) 1930-31
A Melville SAf v Eng Johannesburg(1) 1938-39
HB Cave NZ v Pak Karachi 1955-56
Fazal Mahmood Pak v WI Karachi 1958-59
RB Simpson Aus v SAf Melbourne 1963-64
Intikhab Alam Pak v NZ Karachi 1969-70
AR Lewis Eng v Ind Delhi 1972-73
AI Kallicharran WI v Aus Georgetown 1977-78
CS Cowdrey Eng v WI Leeds 1988
DL Haynes WI v Eng Port-of-Spain 1989-90
WJ Cronje SAf v Aus Adelaide 1993-94
MA Taylor Aus v Pak Karachi 1994-95
Rashid Latif Pak v SAf Port Elizabeth 1997-98
Habibul Bashar BD v Zim Harare 2003-04

March 4, 2004, 07:30 AM
Walsh must have got more than 1 pair as captain

March 4, 2004, 08:02 AM
lol habibul.
kintu beparta hochhe je he was not a batsman. he was a boler. ebong he was such a good boler that oh jodi run nao korto taholeo amon kono khoti chilo na west indies ar. because he did more than he could as a boler. but amader bashar kintu batsman. she jodi aibhabe pair pai tahole kintu jinishta beshi kharap dekhay. dannabad.

March 4, 2004, 08:18 AM
I am pretty sure that except 'lol habibul', 'he was not a batsman. he was a boler, and 'because he did more than he could as a boler', Habibul_fan did not understand any of what you said .. :)

[It's the same with me .... :( ]

March 4, 2004, 08:24 AM
lol what i was saying is that walsh was not a batsman he was a boler. he was such a good boler that even if he didnt score any runs still it wouldnt have been that bad for west indies. because he did more than he could as a bolwer. but our bashar is a batsman thats why if he gets a pair it looks more odd. thank you. i guess now it is clear.

March 4, 2004, 08:26 AM
Thanks :)

March 4, 2004, 08:43 AM
Dats funny... LOL!!! :lol: