Saha becomes 1st Indian keeper to affect 10 dismissals in Test
Last Updated: 08 Jan 2018 07:30 PM
- Wriddhiman Saha on Monday became the first Indian wicketkeeper to affect 10 dismissals in a Test during the ongoing opening match between India and South Africa.
- The 33-year-old surpassed former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who had claimed nine dismissals in a Test match against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in 2014.
- Saha achieved the feat on the fourth day of the match. Saha took 10 catches -- five in each South African innings -- to take his number of dismissals to 85, which includes 10 stumpings.
- Saha also eclipsed Farokh Engineer's record of 82 dismissals to become the fifth most successful Indian wicketkeeper.
- Saha now jointly stands with the likes of Australia’s Adam Gilchrist and England’s Robert William Taylor who were also involved in 10 dismissals in a Test.
- England’s Jack Russell and South Africa’s AB de Villiers are the only wicketkeepers ahead of Saha with 11 dismissals each in a Test match.
First Published: 08 Jan 2018 07:30 PM