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Younis Khan becomes first Pakistan fielder to take 100 catches

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Younis Khan caught Rangana Herath in the slips in the second Test to reach the landmark © AFP

By Abhijit Banare

Aug 15, 2014

Younis Khan, on Friday became the first Pakistan fielder to take 100 catches in Test cricket. Younis achieved the feat when he caught Rangana Herath in the slips off the bowling of Abdur Rehman on Day Two of the second Test against Sri Lanka at Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC), Colombo.

Younis came in to this match with 99 catches to his name. Pakistan haven’t had a great fielding side and the numbers reflect as Younis was the first to achieve 100 catches in Tests. There were many other slip fielders who performed well. Inzamam-ul-Haq and Javed Miandad had a safe pair of hands in the slip cordon. Below is a list of Pakistan fielders with most catches

No. Fielder M Catches
1 Younis Khan 91* 100
2 Javed Miandad 124 94
3 Inzamam-ul-Haq 119 81
4 Majid Khan 63 70
5 Mohammad Yousuf 90 65
6 Saleem Malik 103 65
7 Mudassar Nazar 76 48
8 Taufiq Umar 43 47
9 Ijaz Ahmed 60 45
10 Wasim Akram 104 44

*Still playing, updated after Sri Lanka’s 1st innings.

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(Abhijit Banare is a reporter at CricketCountry. He is an avid quizzer and loves to analyse and dig out interesting facts which allows him to learn something new every day. Apart from cricket he also likes to keep a sharp eye on Indian politics, and can be followed on Twitter and blog)

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