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.
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
|Ajinkya Rahane||India||8||Sri Lanka||Galle|
|Hashan Tillakaratne||Sri Lanka||7||New Zealand||Colombo|
|Stephen Fleming||New Zealand||7||Zimbabwe||Harare|
|Matthew Hayden||Australia||7||Sri Lanka||Galle|
|Bert Vogler||South Africa||6||England||Durban|