Wriddhiman Saha joins the elite club of ‘6’ alongside MS Dhoni and Syed Kirmani
Mohammed Shami should play every game for India from here on, unless there are injury concerns © AFP

Indian wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha achieved a unique feat in the ongoing first Test between West Indies and India at Antigua. The Bengal stalwart has been a regular in the national Test side since MS Dhoni’s retirement in December 2014.

During the West Indies first innings, Saha affected six dismissals behind the stumps and became the third Indian wicketkeeper to do so in a single innings of a Test. The feat has been earlier achieved by Syed Kirmani and then Dhoni for India. Saha now also holds the record of having the most dismissals by an Indian wicketkeeper against West Indies. READ MORE: India force West Indies to follow-on after Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav strike: Twitter reactions

Out of six dismissals, five were catches and one stumping. Kirmani did the same against New Zealand in 1976 at Christchurch, while Dhoni caught six catches in 2009 at Wellington.

Though Saha has not really set things on fire with the bat, his wicketkeeping has been hailed and captain Virat Kohli has backed him tremendously. Here are the description of Saha did all the six dismissals. ALSO READ: Virat Kohli believes Wriddhiman Saha is the right man to replace MS Dhoni in Tests

1st dismissal: Opener Rajendra Chandrika was his first dismissal. In the second ball of the 14th over, Chandrika tried to push one from Mohammed Shami but managed an edge to Saha.

2nd dismissal: Night-watchman Devendra Bishoo was frustrating Indians for long but a flighted delivery from Amit Mishra got the better of him. Bishoo got beaten while going for a sweep and in this move, he dragged back foot out of the crease. Saha, standing behind the stumps knocked the bails off before the left-hander could get back. This was the only stumping he effected.

3rd dismissal: A back of length delivery with extra bounce from Shami surprised Darren Bravo, who managed a top edge to Saha.

4th dismissal: The Saha-Shami Bengal combo did it again. Shami claimed his 50th Test wicket and it was Marlon Samuels. Samuels needlessly poked to a good length delivery outside off stump and  Saha made no mistake behind the stumps.

5th dismissal: Saha had to wait long for his fifth dismissal. Opener Kraigg Brathwaite was playing a resolute knock but Umesh Yadav got the better of him. Umesh got one to bounce outside off, surprising the batsman, who got a edge to Saha’s gloves.

6th dismissal: Captain Jason Holder was holding the fort well and scoring runs at a good rate. Umesh bowled an outswinger and Holder, going for a cover drive got a thick edge as Saha pouched it comfortably and equalled the great feat of Kirmani and Dhoni.

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