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

Read more on:    india  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

The Proteas have announced plans to play a four-day Test against Zimbabwe starting on Boxing Day. What do you make of this?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.