Broken arm continues hit-wicket pain

Sunil Ambris' unfortunate start to Test cricket continues, with a broken arm following two hit wicket dismissals

West Indies batsman Sunil Ambris could be forgiven for wondering if he'd inadvertently crossed paths with a black cat, walked under a ladder or broken a mirror after his unlucky introduction to international cricket continued on Tuesday.

Having already been dismissed hit wicket twice in his first three Test innings, Ambris faced just six deliveries in the fourth-innings of the second Test in Hamilton on Tuesday when disaster struck.

Ambris makes history with hit wicket golden duck

The 24-year-old was struck on the wrist by New Zealand paceman Neil Wagner, forcing him to retire hurt on five.

Scans revealed Ambris had suffered a fractured ulna, one of the two main bones in the forearm, according to a team spokesman, but it won't require surgery.

The injury means not only will Ambris take no further part in the second Test, where the Windies are crumbling towards a heavy loss, it has also ruled him out of the one-day international debut against the Black Caps beginning next week. 

On Sunday, Ambris became the first player to be dismissed hit wicket in consecutive Tests, dismissed for two runs having stepped on his stumps while attempting to negotiate a short ball from Trent Boult.   

Ambris carved himself an unwanted slice of history during the tourists' first innings against New Zealand in Wellington, becoming the very first batsman in the history of Test cricket to be out hit wicket for a golden duck on Test debut.

Ambris continues unique Test debut

His second Test innings in Wellington was no less dramatic. He faced two balls from Boult without scoring before sending the fourth ball he faced in international cricket over the fine leg fence for a maximum, albeit courtesy of a top-edge, joining an exclusive club in the process.

His retirement on Tuesday came as the Windies crumbled towards another Test defeat. 

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