Dhoni completes 200 catches in Tests

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Published: Saturday, December 8, 2012, 12:42 [IST]
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Dhoni completes 200 catches in Tests

Kolkata, Dec 8: MS Dhoni became the first Indian wicketkeeper to take 200 catches in Tests, during the third Test against England here on Saturday.

India captain Dhoni caught England stumper Matt Prior off Zaheer Khan for his 200th catch.

Former stumper Syed Kirmani is second in the list with 160. Kirmani achieved them in 88 Tests.

Rahul Dravid holds the record for most catches by an Indian with 209 (overall 210). His is also record in history of Tests.

Most catches for India as wicketkeeper (Top Five)

MS Dhoni 200 (72 Tests)

Syed Kirmani 160 (88)

Kiran More 110 (49)

Nayan Mongia 99 (44)

Farokh Engineer 66 (46)

Most catches for India as a fielder (excluding wicketkeepers) Top Five

Rahul Dravid 209 (163 Tests) (Dravid took one catch playing for ICC World XI, total 210)

VVS Laxman 135 (134)

Sachin Tendulkar 114 (192)

Sunil Gavaskar 108 (125)

Mohammad Azharuddin 105 (99)


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