Ajinkya Rahane became the fielder to take most catches in a test match.
Ajinkya Rahane today became the fielder to take most catches in a test match. He has already taken 8 catches as of now. Ajinkya Rahane rewrote the long history of test matches.
Ajinkya Rahane achieved this feat in the first of the 3 test matches to be played with Sri Lankans in Galle. This is the farewell test match series for legend Kumar Sangakara.
Angelo Mathews had won the toss and elected to bat on the spinner friendly track. The decision turned out to be bad as Sri Lanka was out for a mere 183 runs.
India with the help of centuries of Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli had a decent total of 375. Shikhar Dhawan scored his 4th test century and Virat Kohli his 11th test century. This was Shikhars consecutive second test match century.
India Had taken a lead of 192 runs which seemed a decisive lead as Sri Lanks lost their 3 wickets for just 5 runs. But a Dinesh Chandimal who is still batting currently has already made run a ball century and taken out Sri Lanka from the jaws of innings defeat.
At the point of writing this article Sri Lanka have already taken a lead of 150 runs which may be crusial for them as India have to bat last to chase these runs.