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Wriddhiman Saha attained a new high during the first match of the three-Test series between India and South Africa at Cape Town. Saha took as many as 10 catches five in the first innings and five in the second. The previous record, by an India, was held by Nayan Mongia (8 catches).

Player Dismissals Catches Opposition Ground
Wriddhiman Saha 10 9 v South Africa Cape Town
Nayan Mongia 8 8 v South Africa Durban
Nayan Mongia 8 8 v Pakistan Kolkata
MS Dhoni 9 8 v Australia Melbourne
MS Dhoni 8 7 v Australia Perth

Overall, Saha’s 10 dismissals is the second-most in a Test.

Player Dismissals Catches Opposition Ground
Jack Russell 11 11 South Africa Johannesburg
AB de Villiers 11 11 Pakistan Johannesburg
Bob Taylor 10 10 India Mumbai
Adam Gilchrist 10 10 New Zealand Hamilton
Wriddhiman Saha 10 10 South Africa Cape Town

Saha also became only the third wicketkeeper, after Gilchrist and Russell, to take five dismissals in each innings.

In all Saha has taken 85 dismissals for India in 31 Tests. He made his debut against South Africa at Nagpur in 2010.