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Pant finished with 11 catches, and equalled the record for most dismissals in a Test by a wicketkeeper, sharing it with England's Russell and South Africa's AB de Villiers.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: December 10, 2018 18:15 IST ]
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Rishabh Pant equals world record in most catches taken by a wicketkeeper in a Test match

Youngster Rishabh Pant has equalled the world record for the most catches taken by wicketkeeper in a Test match. The wicketkeeper-batsmen achieved the feat in the 1st Test against Australia in Adelaide. 

Pant finished with 11 catches, and equalled the record for most dismissals in a Test by a wicketkeeper, sharing it with England's Jack Russell and South Africa's AB de Villiers.

"It was really nervous as they were coming close, but we did well. I'm very happy to contribute to the team, first time getting to this milestone. I always enjoy troubling batsmen, I love it when they concentrate on me and not on the bowlers." Pant on reaching the milestone. 

Overall Records

11 Jack Russell v SA, Johannesburg, 1995

11 AB de Villiers v Pak, Johannesburg, 2013
11* Rishabh Pant v Aus, Adelaide, 2018

Most for India:

11 Pant vs AUS, Adelaide (2018)
10 Saha v SA, Cape Town, 2018
9 Dhoni v Aus, MCG, 2014

The wicketkeeper caught six batsmen in first innings and five in the next on way to the record.

In the first innings, Pant was involved in the dismissals of Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb and Tim Paine before pouching on to edges off Starc, Travis Head and Josh Hazlewood's willow.

When India bowled again, he played a role in the departure of openers Marcus Harris and Aaron Finch, followed by Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Paine and Starc.

Pant equalled the India record when he took his tenth catch of the match -- a top edge off Australia skipper Tim Paine.

"It was nervous as they were coming close, but we did well. I'm happy to contribute to the team. I always enjoy troubling batsmen, I love it when they concentrate on me and not on the bowlers," said Pant, who was heard egging on the bowlers on the stump mic.

In the first innings, Pant had equalled Mahendra Singh Dhoni's record of most catches (six) by an Indian wicketkeeper in a Test innings.

Pant, who is playing only his sixth Test, was selected in the Indian team following an injury to Saha.

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