Sri Lankan stalwart Kumar Sangakkara on 3rd December recorded the most number of dismissals by an ODI wicket-keeper (474) in the third ODI of the seven-match ODI series against England at Hambantota, surpassing Adam Gilchrist’s record of 472 dismissals.

Prior to this game, Sangakkara and Gilchrist were tied on 472 dismissals each. But Sangakkara recorded this feat when he caught England captain Alastair Cook off Dhammika Prasad’s bowling. 

This was not the only record that Sangakkara made in this match. He also became the fourth batsman in the history of ODI cricket to cross 13000 runs. Apart from Sangakkara, the other Sri Lankan to feature in this list is Sanath Jayasuriya, who achieved this feat in 433 innings. 

 

Stats: Most Dismissals by a Wicket-Keeper in ODIs

 

Player

Matches

Dismissals

Ct

St

Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka/ICC/Asia)

386*

474

382

92

Adam Gilchrist (Australia/ICC)

287

472

417

55

Mark Boucher (SA/Africa)

295

425

403

22

MS Dhoni (India/Asia)

250*

312

227

85

Moin Khan (Pakistan)

219

287

214

73

 *Sangakkara and Dhoni are yet to retire from cricket. 

 

**Stats Updated Till December 4th, 2014

 

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