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Ajinkya Rahane creates history in galle Test by taking 8 catches

Indian cricket team’s 27-year old player Ajinkya Rahane has created history on the third day of first test match against Sri Lanka in Galle as he has broken the record of taking most catches in a single test match as non wicket-keeper cricketer. Rahane achieved this milestone when he took the catch of Lankan batsman Rangana Herath in the second inning of match.

Ajinkya Rahane creates history in Galle Test by taking 8 catches.

Before Rahane, the record of taking most number of catches in a single test match was shared among five players Greg Chappell (Australia), Yajurvindra Singh (India), Hashan Tillakaratne (Sri Lanka), Stephen Fleming (New Zealand) and Matthew Hayden (Australia).

Ajinkya Rahane took 3 catches in Sri Lanka’s first inning whereas he claimed 5 catches in 2nd innings to dismiss Sri Lankan wickets.

Players who took most number of catches in a test

Player Country Catches Against Venue
Ajinkya Rahane India 8 Sri Lanka Galle
Greg Chappell Australia 7 England Perth
Yajurvindra Singh India 7 England Bangalore
Hashan Tillakaratne Sri Lanka 7 New Zealand Colombo
Stephen Fleming New Zealand 7 Zimbabwe Harare
Matthew Hayden Australia 7 Sri Lanka Galle
Andrew Shrewsbury England 6 Australia Sydney
Bert Vogler South Africa 6 England Durban
Frank Woolley England 6 Australia Sydney
Jack Gregory Australia 6 England Sydney

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