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Ashton Turner's record five ducks in a row

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23 Apr 2019, 16:42 GMT+10

9:29 PM ET

T20 can be a fickle format at the best of times and it can be a tough ask for batsmen to come in under pressure needing score from the off. But still, Ashton Turner's current run of five ducks in a row - four of which have been first ball - is certainly eye-catching, for the wrong reasons. Here's a recap of the bad run.

Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers, BBL, Adelaide: lbw b Laughlin

7.2 LBW! Two in three balls! This was 132kph, full and straight, he was caught on the crease, maybe thinking a slower ball was coming, he was hit on the knee roll infront of middle and it wasn't a tough decision. That was plumb.

India v Australia, 1st T20I, Visakhapatnam: b K Pandya

16.2 96.6 kph, and they are only going to get louder! Is there a way back for India still? Turner shuffles across and looks to sweep him fine, not the best idea against a wicket-to-wicket bowler like Krunal, and he is cleaned up

Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals, IPL, Mohali: c Miller b M Ashwin

16.3 duck on IPL debut! This, strangely enough, is a slow, tossed up legbreak, possibly because Ashwin thinks he can bait the big hitter into a false shot. And bait him he does. The equation makes Turner go for it. The turn on the ball makes the shot go to long-off when he is looking to go dead straight. Miller runs in and takes the catch and Royals are in a mess again

Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians, IPL, Jaipur: lbw Bumrah

18.1 make that 0, 0, 0, 0. Bumrah's deadly inward angle and skiddiness does in another batsman. Turner's front leg moves half-forward and across the stumps, and he ends up playing around his front pad looking to work it into the leg side. The angle beats his inside edge, and it's the plumblest of lbw decisions thereafter

Rajasthan Royals v Delhi Capitals, IPL, Jaipur: c Rutherford b Ishant

16.4 GONE AGAIN! Slower ball, outside off, and he was looking to get towards covers, but just popped it up towards Rutherford at cover. Third golden duck in a row! Somewhere, you just know Ajit Agarkar is watching and smiling

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