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Stats: Ajinkya Rahane now holds the record of most matches in a Test

Ajinkya Rahane has notched up a record at the beautiful Galle stadium. His flawless batting is not the reason of his joy, it is his acrobatic fielding which helped to catch eight catch while Sri Lanka were bamboozled by Indian spinners. Rahane broke the record of Mathew Hayden’s seven catch at Galle. 

He was fielding at first slip, Indian spinners found safe hands of their balls, which edges to the slip, in Ajinkya Rahane. India had issues with slip fielding since the retirement of legends like VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid. Now India has found their legends successor in Rahane.

Dhammika Prasad was the first man who kept his head safe with his bat from the lethal bouncer of Varun Aaron, but the ball went to gully where Ajinkya Rahane jumped into the air and caught the ball. The next batsman was Kumar Sangakkara who tried to play Ashwin through the second slip, but he was stopped at slip by acrobatic Rahane and sent him to the changing room.

Rahane took two matches in the first innings, and with the catch of Lahiru Thirimanne he become the fielder to hold the record of most catches in a Test match. Before, Rahane the record most catches recorded by Greg Chappell on December 13, 1974. Here is the list of five players who hold the record of most catches in a Test.

Before Rahane, the record for most catches was recorded by Greg Chappell on December 13, 1974.

Here is the list of players who hold the record for most catches in a Test.

Player

Catches

Team

Opposition

Ground

Match Date

Ajinkya Rahane

8

India

Sri Lanka

Galle

August 12, 2015

Greg Chappell

7

Australia

England

Perth

December 13, 1974

Yajuvindra Singh

7

India

England

Bangalore

January 28, 1977

Hashan Tillakaratne

7

Sri Lanka

New Zealand

Colombo

December 6, 1992

Stephen Fleming

7

New Zealand

Zimbabwe

Harare

September 18, 1997

Mathew Hayden

7

Australia

Sri Lanka

Galle

Marc h 8, 2004

Arthur Shrewsbury

6

England

Australia

Sydney

February 10, 1888

Bert Volger

6

South Africa

England

Durban

January 21, 1910

Frank Woolley

6

England

Australia

Sydney

February 23, 1912

Jack Gregory

6

Australia

England

Sydney

February 25, 1921

 

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