Wriddhiman Saha registers himself in the history books with his 100th Test dismissal

Wriddhiman Saha

Apart from their strong batting line-up and a fiery pace attack, the Indian cricket team under Virat Kohli have made significant improvement in fielding. Over the last few years the team have made spectacular fielding a habit which was evident in the first day of the historic Day-Night Test at Kolkata. Rohit Sharma took a one-handed flyer and just a while later, keeper Wriddhiman Saha pulled off a stunning low catch to remove Mahmudullah in a move that no one in the stadium saw coming.

The Eden Gardens crowd thought they saw the catch of the match by opener Rohit Sharma when the wicketkeeper decided to raise the bar.

The 20th over was being bowled by Ishant Sharma and Mahmudullah edged the fourth ball of the over towards skipper Virat Kohli. Saha sensing that it won’t carry till his captain at first slip, dived to his right and the ball stuck right in the webbing between the thumb and forefinger.

With this stunner, Saha also completed 100 dismissals in Test cricket and is the fifth Indian to reach the landmark. MS Dhoni, leads the chart with 294 dismissals in 166 innings while Syed Kirmani is second with 198 dismissals from 151 innings. Kiran More (130) and Nayan Mongia (107) are on the third and fourth spots respectively.

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