Dravid first player to take 200 Test catchesBy IANS
Monday, December 27, 2010
DURBAN - Rahul Dravid became the first cricketer to take 200 catches when he removed Dale Steyn with a brilliant catch at slip during the second India-South Africa Test here Monday.
A brilliant slip fielder, it was only perfect that Dravid reach the milestone with such a fine reflex catch.
Dravid dived full-length to his left and held a one-handed stunner, landing behind wicket-keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, with the ball almost flying past his outstretched fingers.
Dravid (149 Tests) is at the top the list of most number of catches in Tests. Former Australian opener Mark Waugh is second with 181 catches from 128 Tests, followed by Australian skipper Ricky Ponting (174).
For more than a decade, Dravid has held on to some stunning catches at slip and played a major role in spinners Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh’s success.
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