April 04, 2009

Dhoni's Record for Most Catches in Test Matches

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:en:Mahendra Singh Dhoni at :en:Adelaide OvalImage via Wikipedia

India vs New Zealand, India in New Zealand, 2009 - 3rd Test
Date: 03-07 April 2009

  • Dhoni took six catches during the first innings of the third test against New Zealand, which sets the record for most catches by an Indian player in an innings.

  • Dhoni also equalled Syed Kirmani's record for most dismissals in an innings by an Indian wicket-keeper. Syed Kirmani has effected 6 dismissals (5 catches and 1 stumping) against New Zealand in 1976. Dhoni now has equalled that record for most dismissals with 6 dismissals (all 6 catches) against New Zealand.

  • Dhoni has also moved up to third position in the all-time dismissals list by Indian wicket-keepers. With the six dismissals in the first innings of the current match, Dhoni has now been involved in 109 dismissals. With that, he has surpassed Nayan Mongia's record of 107 dismissals. Dhoni now trails the legendary Syed Kirmani and Kiran More in the all time dismissals by Indian wicket-keepers. The following is the list of top five Indian wicket-keepers, in terms of all-time dismissals in test matches:

    Syed Kirmani - 198 dismissals
    Kiran More - 130 dismissals
    Mahendra Singh Dhoni - 109 dismissals
    Nayan Mongia - 107 dismissals
    Farokh Engineer - 82 dismissals

  • Dhoni also holds the record for most number of dismissals in an ODI innnings (six dismissals) by Indian wicket-keepers. This also is a world record, currently shared by players like Adam Gilchrist, Mark Boucher, Ridley Jacobs and Alec Stewart.

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