Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane created a world record as he became the first non-keeper player to take eight catches in a Test match. Rahane achieved the feat on the third day of the ongoing first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle when he caught Rangana Herath at slip off Amit Mishra.
Rahane grabbed three catches in the first innings and five more in the second to surpass five international players — Yajurvindra Singh (India), Greg Chappell (Australia), Hashan Tilakaratne (Sri Lanka), Stephen Fleming (New Zealand) and Mathew Hayden (Australia), all of whom took 7 catches in a match.
Incidentally Yajuvindra took 7 catches in a Test after Independence Day in 1977, while Rahane has done it on the eve of August 15.
England’s Jack Russell and South African AB de Villiers shared the most number of dismissals (11) record by wicket-keeper against South Africa in 1995 and Pakistan in 2013 respectively.