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KL Rahul sets a new record for taking the most catches in a Test series in England

Rahul has overall taken 13 catches in the five Tests he has played in England and most of them have come when he was fielding at the slip cordon.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: September 08, 2018 19:17 IST ]
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KL Rahul has taken 13 catches in the India England Test series

Team India's Lokesh Rahul has set a new record on English soil as he becomes the first player to take most catches in a Test series in England. The 26-year old achieved the feat when he took a breathtaking catch to dismiss Stuart Broad on Day 2 of the fifth and final Test at the Oval, London. 

Rahul has overall taken 13 catches in the five Tests he has played in England and most of them have come when he was fielding at the slip cordon. 

Other than Rahul, it was India's 'Wall' Rahul Dravid who has the same number of catches in a Test series in Australia. The former cricketer and now India A and U-19 coach played an instrumental role in the slip cordon during his career. 

It is former Australia legend JM Gregory who has the most catches in a Test series, a total of 15. The feat was achieved in the 1920/21 Ashes series. 

With another innings left in the fifth and final Test, Rahul can leave England as the only player to take the most catches in a Test series. 

After a frustrating first day for India, the visitors bowled out England for 322 in the first innings. However, the damage was done after lower-order batsman Jos Buttler struck his 10th fifty to lead the hosts from 198/7 to 322-all out before Tea. (IND vs ENG 5th Test, Day 2 LIVE SCORE)

Earlier, Alastair Cook and Moeen Ali notched up their respective fifties to lead England after a sudden collapse saw the hosts in trouble. However, Buttler's 10th Test half-century rescued England as Indian bowlers struggled to wrap up the home team's tail at the Oval. 

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