The Indian duo of wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul have become the fourth pair from the country to take five or more catches in a Test match. Both Pant and Rahul have taken five-five catches each in the ongoing third Test against England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Also Read - IPL 2020: ICC's Elite Panel Umpire Nitin Menon Poor Error Affects Result of Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab Match
19-year-old Pant, who made his debut in the ongoing Test, took the catches of Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope, Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid while Rahul had taken the catches of Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow in England’s first inning in which they were bowled out for 161 in reply to India’s 329. Also Read - IPL DC vs KXIP 2020: Shreyas Iyer Reacts on Delhi Capitals Super Over Win vs Kings XI Punjab, Says Difficult to See Game Turn in Different Directions
On Tuesday, debutant Pant took the catches of Jennings while Rahul too the catches of Cook and Root at third slip in England’s second inning while chasing a mammoth target of 521. Follow here for live updates Also Read - DC vs KXIP IPL 2020 Match Report: Kagiso Rabada, Marcus Stoinis Star as Delhi Capitals Edge Kings XI Punjab in Super Over Thriller
Before Pant and Rahul, Mohammad Azharuddin, Kiran More, K Srikkanth, Sourav Ganguly, SS Das have taken five or more catches each of different occasions.
Earlier, Pant also made a record for becoming the first Indian wicketkeeper to take five catches in the first innings on debut. He also became the first Indian batsman to open his run account in Test cricket with a six.