New Delhi: On day four of the first Test between South Africa and India, Wriddhiman Saha took four catches to complete ten dismissals in the match. With it, Saha has gone past former India captain MS Dhoni’s record of nine dismissals in a Test match. Dhoni achieved the feat against Australia in 2014.
Saha, who took five catches during South Africa’s first innings, added five more in the second innings. Four of these catches came in the first session of day four. Indian bowlers produced an impressive pace bowling to dismiss South Africa cheaply in their second innings.
Meanwhile, Saha was once again impressive behind the stumps and caught almost everything whatever came his way. With these ten catches, Saha’s career dismissals now read 75 catches and 10 stumping in 32 Tests.
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Resuming on 65/2, after losing day three to rains, South Africa lost eight wickets before the lunch break. The hosts were bundled out for 130 runs. Thanks to the 77-run lead, South Africa set India the target of 208 runs. For India, debutant Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami took three wickets each while Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya chipped in with two wickets each.