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WEST INDIES BATSMAN MAKES TEST HISTORY ON DEBUT... BUT NOT AS HE'D HAVE WANTED

Sunil Ambris was out first ball against New Zealand after treading on his own stumps

It should be the most special day of a cricketer's life but Sunil Ambris's Test debut became a nightmare on Friday.

The West Indies batsman, handed his first cap by his country after scoring a century in a warm-up match in New Zealand, lasted just one ball of his first innings.

And to make matters worse, he was out hit wicket after treading on his own stumps.

Ambris arrived at the crease with West Indies 80 for four after being inserted by the Kiwis in Wellington, but he was quickly heading back to the hutch.

Despite riding a short delivery from Neil Wagner pretty well, turning the ball of his hips for what would have been a routine single to fine leg, the 24-year-old was never able to get down the other end.

His back foot pressed against the base of the stumps and caused the bails to tumble to the ground.

Ambris becomes the very first batsman in the history of Test cricket to be out hit wicket on his first ball on debut.

Sunil Ambris receives his first Test cap from Joel Garner

Ten other men have been dismissed by that method on their first Test appearance, while Ambris is the sixth man to go in that fashion first ball.

It was a day to forget for West Indies in general, who lurched from 59 without loss to 134 all out, before New Zealand finished the day on 85 for two.

Wagner finished with 7-39 from 14.4 overs - the fourth best figures in Black Caps Test history - despite feeling "horrible".

"It was a bit of a bizarre day to be honest," Wagner said. "They were looking quite comfortable and playing it quite well. 

"I felt horrible to be honest. At the start I just felt like I didn't really have a great rhythm.

"I had to obviously find a way to adapt pretty fast, and do a job. Myself and Kane [Williamson] spoke out in the middle and tried to work that wind, it was a bit of a stiff breeze, and eventually worked towards a plan and that plan just came off."

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