1st Test: Rishabh Pant holds sixth catch to level MS Dhoni’s record
Rishabh Pant has claimed six catches in the Adelaide Test. (Image: BCCI)

On day three of the first Test at Adelaide Oval, Rishabh Pant  completed six catches in Australia’s first innings of 235 to draw level with MS Dhoni‘s India record.

Pant held all three catches behind the stumps on a rain-hit third morning, making it six for the innings – an achievement which Dhoni achieved in 2009.

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Pant and Dhoni are the only Indian wicketkeepers to hold six catches in a Test innings. Dhoni, who retired from Tests in 2014, held six catches during New Zealand’s first innings at Wellington in 2009.

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Pant, in his sixth Test, held five catches off India’s pace bowlers and one off R Ashwin.

In his debut series this summer in England, the 21-year-old played the last three Test and held 15 catches. Seven of those came in his first Test while becoming the first Indian wicketkeeper to take five catches in an innings on debut.