In the final of the World Test Championship being played between India and Australia at the Oval, Australia is having the upper hand in this epic clash. After posting 469 runs in the first innings, the bowlers of Australia dominated the Indian batting lineup and Rohit Sharma and company were struggling at 151 runs at the loss of five wickets.
Talking about India’s performance on Day 2, both Ajinky Rahane and pacer Mohammed Siraj achieved a unique milestone in their respective Test Career. Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj reached a significant milestone in Test Cricket and grabbed his 50th wicket in the longest format of the game. Siraj got Nathan Lyon to achieve this feat. He continued his impressive performance by dismissing Pat Cummins, who was caught out at extra cover, thus concluding Australia’s innings at 469. The RCB star finished with an impressive figure of 4/108.
On the other hand, the veteran Indian fielder Ajinkya Rahane completed his 100th catch in Test Cricket. He took a stunner from Australian captain Pat Cummins to send him pavilion on the bowling of Mohammed Siraj.
Talking about the most catches for India in Test Cricket, Rahul Dravid has 209 on his name, while VVS Laxman has 145 catches. Rahane comes in seventh position in terms of poaching the most catches for India in the longest format of the game.
Most Catches For India As Fielder In Test Cricket:
209 – Rahul Dravid
135 – VVS Laxman
115 – Sachin Tendulkar
109 – Virat Kohli
108 – Sunil Gavaskar
105 – Mohammed Azharuddin
100 – Ajinkya Rahane