RR, RCB, IPL 2018, Shreyas Gopal, AB de Villiers
Heinrich Klaasen IANS

Heinrich Klaasen entered the record books with his performance for Rajasthan Royals (RR) as they in the hunt for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 Playoffs after they beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, by 30 runs in Match 53 of the tournament. Klaasen stumped Parthiv Patel, Mandeep Singh, and AB de Villiers, all of them off Shreyas Gopal, equalling the IPL record of 3 stumpings in a match. Only MS Dhoni (twice) and Robin Uthappa have stumped three different batsmen in a single IPL match. Here is the complete list:

Most stumpings in an IPL match by a wicketkeeper
C S Total Player Team Against Ground Season
1 3 4 Heinrich Klaasen Rajasthan Royals Royals Royal Challengers Bangalore Jaipur 2018
0 3 3 Dhoni, M S Chennai Super Kings Kolkata Knight Riders Chennai 2010
0 3 3 Dhoni, M S Chennai Super Kings Kolkata Knight Riders Chennai 2011
0 3 3 Uthappa, R V Kolkata Knight Riders Knight Riders Rising Pune Supergiant Pune 2017

As is evident, of the four instances, Klaasen is the only one to have affected a fourth dismissal. He caught Sarfaraz Khan off Ben Laughlin today. Klaasen became the wicketkeeper to take 4 or more victims in a match (Dinesh Karthik and Wriddhiman Saha have done this twice). Kumar Sangakkara is the only one with 5 dismissals in a match. Here is the complete list:

Most dismissals in an IPL match by a wicketkeeper
C S Total Player Team Against Ground Season
5 0 5 Kumar Sangakkara Deccan Chargers Chargers Royal Challengers Bangalore Hyderabad 2011
3 1 4 Yogesh Takawale Mumbai Indians Indians Rajasthan Royals Mumbai 2008
4 0 4 Morne van Wyk Kolkata Knight Riders Knight Riders Royal Challengers Bangalore Durban 2009
2 2 4 Dinesh Karthik Delhi Daredevils Rajasthan Royals Bloemfontein 2009
2 2 4 Robin Uthappa Pune Warriors Mumbai Indians Mumbai 2012
4 0 4 Adam Gilchrist Kings XI Punjab Chennai Super Kings Dharamsala 2012
2 2 4 Brendon McCullum Kolkata Knight Riders Knight Riders Delhi Daredevils Pune 2012
3 1 4 MS Dhoni Chennai Super Kings Royal Challengers Bangalore Chennai 2013
4 0 4 Parthiv Patel Mumbai Indians Indians Gujarat Lions Mumbai 2016
4 0 4 Naman Ojha Sunrisers Hyderabad Mumbai Indians Visakhapatnam 2016
3 1 4 Wriddhiman Saha Kings XI Punjab Pune Supergiant Visakhapatnam 2016
2 2 4 Wriddhiman Saha Kings XI Punjab Sunrisers Hyderabad Hyderabad 2017
3 1 4 Dinesh Karthik Kolkata Knight Riders Knight Riders Rajasthan Royals Kolkata 2018
1 3 4 Heinrich Klaasen Rajasthan Royals Royals Royal Challengers Bangalore Jaipur 2018

The record for most dismissals for RR in a match before today was 3, held by Mahesh Rawat (twice), Dishant Yagnik, and Sanju Samson. Of course, Sangakkara still holds the record against RCB. Rawat, Yagnik, and Samson also hold the record for most dismissals in a match at Jaipur (3).

Earlier in the match, Klaasen slammed a 21-ball 32, helping set the platform for RR. However, Klaasen might not have even played had Jos Buttler been available.