Cricket

Rahane sets new Test catches record

2015-08-14 14:14
Ajinkya Rahane (AFP)

Galle - Ajinkya Rahane of India set a new world fielding record when he took eight catches in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle on Friday.

Rahane grabbed three catches in the first innings and five more in the second to surpass five fielders, excluding wicketkeepers, who had all taken seven catches in a Test.

Most catches in a Test match (excluding wicketkeepers):

8 - Ajinkya Rahane (IND) v Sri Lanka, Galle, 2015

7 - Greg Chappell (AUS) v England, Perth 1974

7 - Yajurvindra Singh (IND) v England, Bangalore, 1977

7 - Hashan Tillakaratne (SRI) v New Zealand, Colombo, 1992

7 - Stephen Fleming (NZL) v Zimbabwe, Harare, 1997

7 - Matthew Hayden (AUS) v Sri Lanka, Galle, 2004

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